Student Life

New friends, new places, new learning. Going to university opens the door to a whole new world of experiences.

We can help you make the most of those experiences through services, supports and events that bring you together with other students, inspire creativity and curiosity, encourage active living and support you if you’re struggling—personally, financially or academically.

Leadership Opportunities

Learn to be a clear communicator, thoughtful listener and confident leader when you participate in outside-the-classroom activities.

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Volunteer at MacEwan

Interested in volunteering, but not sure where to start? We can help you find an event to support or a group on campus that shares your passion and needs a helping hand.

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Your academic year

Your course outline (or syllabus) is distributed in the first class of each course. It is an official outline of what you can expect to learn in the course and what is expected of you. It includes deadlines for assignments and required readings. Refer to your course outline throughout the term.

Use the final exam planner to create an unofficial exam schedule. Then, confirm your final exam dates and location on myStudentSystem at the end of the first month of each term.

Final Exams

As the academic year progresses, don’t lose touch with academic advisors. Continue to check your @myMacEwan student Gmail account even if your classes use other online tools to communicate.

Faculty/School Advisors

Minimum grade restrictions

The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study in the Academic Calendar.

GPA and academic standing

Your academic standing is evaluated at the end of each term. You must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to be considered in Good Academic Standing. Students whose GPA falls below 2.0 may either be placed on Academic Probation or be Required to Withdraw.

Grades, GPA & Academic Standing

If you have specific questions about your progress, contact an academic advisor in your faculty or school.

Every faculty and school at MacEwan University has dedicated academic advisors who can make sure you are on the right path for a successful academic experience. Academic advisors in your faculty or school can help you understand your program of study and give you tools to help you stay on track to graduate.

Faculty/School Advisors

As a returning student, you can plan and enrol in your upcoming terms earlier than you did as a new student. Enrolment dates are unique to each student, so use myStudentSystem to find out when you can start the enrolment process for your upcoming terms. Enrolment for Fall/Winter can start as early as March. Enrolment for Spring/Summer term generally starts in February.

How to Enrol

If you are considering changing programs or laddering into another program after you graduate from your current one, connect with academic advisors in the MacEwan Academic Advising Centre (MAAC).


Advice for students from students

Why should you visit your prof during office hours? How do you format an essay using APA style? Are there group study areas on campus? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in our playlist.

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What’s on this week?

There’s so much happening at MacEwan University. Visiting speakers, student presentations, Griffins games, theatre and musical performances, art exhibits, SAMU events—and so much more.

We have stories to tell

Keep up to date on MacEwan University activities through news stories about student accomplishments, faculty research and campus initiatives.


We’re here to help
Talk to an international student specialist online or in-person. Visit the MacEwan International office, book an appointment or attend an online drop-in session.