Newsletter for students beyond first year

 September/October 2017


Academic Advising for Undeclared Students Beyond First Year

Are you an undeclared student beyond first year that is unsure of what degree program to study? Have you applied to a degree program but were not accepted? Do you know what program you want to study but are not sure if you are on track for admission? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Academic Advising Centre has resources to help you develop an academic path.

The Academic Advising Centre has a number of resources to help support students who are beyond their first year of study. If you have any questions about programs, courses or other topics you can set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor. You can make an appointment over the phone, 709 864 8801, or online through MyMUNLife:

  1. Login to
  2. Select the Students tab
  3. Find the Student Services box, click Launch and then MyMUNLife
  4. Select the Academic Advising Centre tab

In addition to the services and advice available from the Academic Advising website and Academic Advisors, this newsletter includes important information about the upcoming semester.

Wellness and Academic Expo

Date: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
Location: University Centre, Memorial University
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Wellness and Academic Expo highlights the various health and wellness-based resources that exist on campus and in the community. As well, representatives from the faculties and schools will be present to provide information about the programs available at Memorial!

You can find information about this event and other events occurring during Welcome Week here.

Information Sessions - Fall 2017

All students are welcome to attend the following information sessions:

Oct. 4HSS/Arts1:00 - 1:50SN 4083
Oct. 18Pharmacy1:00 - 1:50SN 4083
Oct. 20Dentistry12:00 - 1:00SN 2041
Oct. 25Business1:00 - 1:50SN 4083
Nov. 1Nursing1:00 - 1:50SN 4083
Nov. 8Education1:00 - 1:50SN 4083


Career and Graduate School Fair

Date: September 27, 2017
Location: The Fieldhouse, Memorial University
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Career and Graduate School Fair is a great place for students to explore potential careers and learn about the kinds of education and qualities that recruiters are looking for.

If you are unsure what you want to study, visiting the Fair might give you some ideas about careers you might be interested in and what educational path might help you land that job.

Visit the Career Development and Experiential Learning website for more information and a list of exhibitors.

Are you Registered for the Appropriate Courses?

The University Calendar is the authority on the requirements and regulations for all programs. Review the information for the program you are interested in to ensure that you meet all requirements.

If you have any questions about selecting courses, feel free to make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Important Dates for Fall 2017

The University Diary lists all relevant dates for the academic year. Below is a list of some important dates for this semester.

Sept. 6Lectures begin
Sept. 20Last day to add courses and last day to drop courses and receive 100% refund of tuition
Sept. 27Last day to drop fall semester courses and receive a 50% refund of tuition fees
Oct. 4Last day to drop fall semester courses and receive a 25% refund of tuition fees. No tuition fees will be refunded for courses dropped after this date
Oct. 9 & 10Semester break
Oct. 11Lectures resume. Lectures will follow the Monday schedule on this day only
Oct. 12Lectures will follow the Tuesday schedule on this day only
Oct. 25Last day to drop courses without academic prejudice
Nov. 13Remembrance Day - No Lectures
Nov. 17Lectures will follow the Monday schedule on this day only
Dec. 1Last day of lectures
Dec. 6Exams begin
Dec. 15Exams end
Dec. 20Final grades released via Memorial Self-Service beginning at 5 p.m.

Do You Feel Pressured to Decide What to Study?

Many students do not know what they want to study when they arrive at university. This can be difficult and stressful, especially if you feel like your classmates know exactly what they want to do. If you are unsure what you would like to study, it is worth taking the time to try a variety of courses in different subjects to discover what you enjoy and what is not of interest to you. Be honest about what you are disinterested in; this will help you cross off programs that are unlikely to be a good fit for you. Eliminating programs that do not interest you will help you get closer to finding something that is a good fit for you.

Finding a subject that interests you and that you enjoy is an important step to finding motivation to do well in your studies.

To discuss your options it is a good idea to meet with an Academic or Career advisor. You can make appointments with an advisor in

Contact Information:

Academic Advising Centre
709 864 8801


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