ADVICE for First Year Students

November 2017

ADVICE is a newsletter created by the Academic Advising Centre for first-year students and this is your November edition. The Academic Advising Centre is here to provide academic guidance so that you can make the most of your experience at Memorial. One of the ways we do that is through regular monthly emails offering all first-year students current information about academic issues and resources.

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Some important dates this month include:

  • Nov. 9: Ceremony of Remembrance, St. John’s, Marine Institute, and Grenfell Campuses: Join the University community to commemorate the people of the Province who fought and died in the First and Second World Wars, and for whom this University is a living memorial.
  • Nov. 13: Remembrance Day holiday. No lectures
  • Nov. 17: Lectures will follow the Monday schedule

You may also wish to refer to the Office of the Registrar's Relevant Dates or the University Diary 2017-2018.


To speak with an academic advisor, students can book an appointment online by following these steps:

  1. Login to and select "Students" at the top
  2. Find the "Student Services" box, click "Launch" and then "MyMUNLife".
  3. Select the Academic Advising Centre tab.
  4. Select "Book an appointment with the Academic Advising Centre"
  5. Select a booking option. You can search by appointment type or by academic advisor.

Once the appointment is booked, the system will send a confirmation email to your email and a reminder email the day before the appointment. Students are also welcome to drop by the Centre in SN 4053 between 8:30am - 4:00pm to speak with the next available advisor.


To find out more about degree programs offered at Memorial students are encouraged to attend the following information sessions hosted by the faculties and schools and the Academic Advising Centre:

  • Nov. 8: Education
  • Nov. 15: Human Kinetics & Recreation
  • Nov. 22: Social Work
  • Nov. 29: Science

All sessions are held in Science 4083 at 1:00 p.m.

All students are welcome to attend!


As mid-term 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.

Here is the list of help centres and their locations:

  • Chemistry Resource Room C 2010
  • Chemistry Help Centre C 2022
  • Computer Labs
    • The Commons, main floor of the QEII Library
    • Chemistry - Physics building room C 2003
  • Computer Science Help Centre EN 2031C
  • Digital Learning Centre SN 4030
  • Economics Help Centre A 3095
  • Engineering One Help Centre EN 3076
  • French & Spanish Help Centre SN 4049
  • German and Russian Help Centre SN 3062
  • Math Help Centre HH 3026
  • Physics Help Centre C 3071
  • Writing Centre SN 2053


With approximately one month left to classes, final exams are much closer than they appear. The final exam schedule can be found in Self Service under the Academic Information Menu tab. If there is a problem with your exam schedule, for instance 3 examinations in less than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact the Office of the Registrar immediately.


The Academic Integrity Course is mandatory for first-year full-time undergraduate students. All students required to take the course were automatically registered in July. The course is online and can be accessed in D2L using your login.

Many students have completed Part A and that’s great! Part B became available Oct. 1. You have to complete Part B by February 2018.

Remember - You have to pass Part A of the course before you receive your assigned registration time for the Winter Term and before you can start Part B.

Information about assigned registration time for the Winter Term is sent to your email and should be available by the middle of October. Registration began for eligible students on Oct. 30.

Here's a link to the Academic Integrity website:

If you have questions about the course, please contact:
Erin Alcock or Wendy Rodgers
Co-ordinators, Academic Integrity 100 A/B
709 864 6248. 


Registration for the Winter semester has begun! If you have not already registered for courses for next semester check your email or Self Service for your registration time.

Course offerings for Winter 2018 are available to view through Self-Service and at Course Offerings

If you have questions or need advice on choosing courses, be sure to visit the Academic Advising Centre in SN 4053.


University 1500 and University 1010 have been offered exclusively to students in specific programs; however, in Winter 2018, these two courses are available to any student with fewer than 18 credit hours attending the St. John’s Campus.

These unique, skills-enhancing, three-credit-hour courses have the potential to improve a student's ability to write and communicate in academia (University 1500) and to develop strategies for a successful university life (University 1010). Students can take both courses or choose the one that would be most beneficial.

These courses will contribute to the “elective” category of most degrees. For those pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, these courses contribute to the “Breadth of Knowledge” core requirement and University 1500 fulfills three credit hours towards the Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) requirement.

For more information on the University 1010 and 1500 course offerings for Winter 2018, please contact or contact 709 864 8801.


Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) can offer you advice as you explore career options and help you connect to opportunities.

The CDEL team provides career consultations, programs, workshops, resume critiquing, interview tips and practice, career fairs and events, labour market information, skills inventory assessments and employment counselling. CDEL coordinates employment programs on campus such as MUCEP, SWASP, Gradswep, and ISWEP, and offers students a chance to gain practical career-related experiences by connecting with employers on and off campus.

Postings for part-time, summer and full-time employment are advertised for students and alumni throughout the year in at MyMunLife in the CAREER section. Students are encouraged to check the job postings and calendar of events on a regular basis.

Career Development and Experiential Learning is located on the fourth floor of the University Centre in UC 4002 and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach them at 709 864 2033 or

ADVICE Archive Newsletters:

September 2017

October 2017



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 everyday; 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