Welcome New Graduate Students

Congratulations again on your admission to graduate school! We’re excited that you’ll be starting your graduate studies at Memorial University. The School of Graduate Studies (SGS), your academic unit, and all of Memorial’s service units are here to support you at every stage of your journey. Please ensure you review and follow the steps for new graduate students (including information on registration, fees payment, IT services for graduate students, etc.) before you commence your program. Also, please review the University Diary for specific information about the semester.

To help you prepare and start your graduate program on the right foot, we’ve pulled together a number of online meetings, information sessions, and resources that are available for you to view. These include the welcome sessions for new graduate students, as well as our online orientation (called MUN 501), and other resources and workshops. 

We strongly encourage you to contact the graduate officer of your academic unit to inquire about any departmental orientation sessions that may be held for new graduate students.

If you are a student with a disability and have questions regarding accessibility, we encourage you to contact the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre.

We look forward to meeting you all!

Sessions and Events for New Students

Open Meetings for New Graduate Students: Join other new graduate students to meet online each week, and learn everything you need to know before starting your journey at Memorial University. Faculty and staff from SGS, academic units, and the Internationalization Office will be present to answer any questions you might have as you prepare to commence your graduate program. These Q&A-style sessions are designed to get you acquainted with the procedures, opportunities and supports available to you as a graduate student at MUN.

Graduate Students' Union GradFest: The Graduate Students' Union hosts GradFest at the beginning of the Fall and Winter semesters. It is designed to welcome the incoming Graduate Students to Memorial University and to the Graduate Students Union. During this time, the GSU works with the university to provide an orientation, workshops, and plenty of opportunities to volunteer and meet your fellow graduate students during our social events. Please keep an eye on our social media and website at the beginning of September and January each year to see what we have planned for the current GradFest! Please visit the events page for viewing any upcoming events. If you have questions, please contact campuslife@gsumun.ca.

EDGE workshops: There are many other opportunities for you to get engaged and connected now as a graduate student. Please consider the free online resources and workshops on academic and professional skills development available to you now through our EDGE website. EDGE also includes a number of resources to prepare you with your transition to graduate school.

Upcoming sessions:

Date and Time Meeting/Session Host/Presenter Format Register
Dec.9, 2022
12-1pm NDT
Open Meetings for New Graduate Students Representatives from the School of Graduate Studies and Internationalization Office Online REGISTER
Dec. 16, 2022
12-1pm NDT
Open Meetings for New Graduate Students Representatives from the School of Graduate Studies and Internationalization Office Online REGISTER


Your graduate diploma/degree is an important milestone. We are so happy that you have chosen to pursue your graduate education at Memorial, and we want to assure you that Memorial will continue to maintain the very high quality of graduate teaching, supervision, and student experience that we are known for. Please remember that the faculty and staff at Memorial are here to help you. If you ever have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact your supervisor (for research programs) or graduate officer or email us at sgs@mun.ca. We’ll get back to you right away.