ADVICE for first-year students

March 2019

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This is a great opportunity to learn about the programs offered within the Faculty of Science. If you are considering a Bachelor of Science degree program but are not sure what courses you need or how to declare your major, drop by and find out!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Science Building, SN 4068


April 5, Friday: Lectures end for winter semester
April 10, Wednesday: Examinations begin for winter semester
April 19, Friday: Good Friday. No examinations
April 20, Saturday: Examinations end for winter semester
April 25, Thursday: Final grades released via Memorial Self-Service beginning at 5 p.m.


As final exams and deadlines for assignments draw near, you may need a little help with some of your courses. There are many Help Centres on the St. John's campus to assist you with your studies. These centres are staffed by senior students who have experience with that subject. Don't wait until the last minute to seek help! Drop by a Help Centre today.


Registration for the Spring semester, Intercession and Summer Session begins March 25, 2019. Check your email or Self Service for your registration time.

Course offerings are now available on the Office of the Registrar website.

If you have questions or need advice on choosing courses, be sure to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

Important Dates:

March 25, Monday: Advance registration begins using Memorial Self-Service
April 2, Tuesday: Reserved seating lifted after the close of registration
April 29, Monday: Deactivation of wait list processing after the close of registration
April 30, Wednesday: Registration System unavailable
May 13, Monday: Lectures begin for Intersession and 14-week Spring Semester courses
Last day for students to pay fees for Spring Semester courses (14-week, Intersession and Summer Session) without incurring the LATE PAYMENT FEE


A wait list is sometimes created for courses that have registration reserved for a particular group of students for a limited period of time, and also if the course is currently full. The wait list allows students to reserve a place in line for a possible seat in the course once the reserves are lifted or if space becomes available.

Memorial Self-Service will allow you to be registered and waitlisted in a maximum of seven course sections. However, once you become registered in five courses, all the wait-listed courses currently held will become inactive. If a course is dropped, the wait lists will be reactivated.

If you are on a wait list, you should check your course registrations periodically through Memorial Self-Service. It is possible to become registered in a course if space becomes available; however, you will not be notified until you are sent your enrolment verification.

It is strongly recommended that you not waitlist for courses when there are open sections of the same course available. If you become registered in one course section, other wait-listed sections of that course will be dropped.

Wait lists will be deactivated approximately two weeks before the start of classes. If you are not able to register for a desired course and you are no longer on a wait list it is recommended that you speak with an advisor regarding available options.


If you have already declared a program it is best if you speak with the program advisor. A list of advisors can be found online.


You are over halfway through the Winter semester! It is a good time to evaluate your study habits. To be succesful this term you should be:

  • completing all assignments and papers on time
  • reviewing lecture notes at the end of each day
  • setting aside time every day to study
  • speaking with your instructor if you are unclear about any of the material covered in class.

Be sure to eat healthy and get enough sleep!

ADVICE Archived Newsletters:

September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
December 2018
January 2019
February 2019



Tel: 709 864 8801
Fax: 709 864 2404

Office Location & Hours
Science Building, Room SN 4053

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday (September - May)
  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday to Friday (June - August)
  • Extended hours during the registration periods
  • Drop-ins welcome every day; appointments available Monday, Wednesday and Friday



Academic Advising Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000