First-Year Experience

Students walking up the stairs from the Heart of the Robbins

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

There's a good chance you'll have lots of questions as you begin your post-secondary education. That's where Student Affairs come in. We can help take the mystery out of your first year.

Connect with the MacEwan University First-Year Student Facebook page, where you will learn about the MacEwan University Amazing Race in September, the Fabulous Five challenges and other exciting events. Attend online and in-person information sessions designed to help you meet new people, learn new skills and try out new activities. Contact us at any time.


First-Year Student Primer

We’ve asked students, staff and faculty to share their tips for first-year success. Learn from their experience in our First-Year Student Primer stories.


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Sep 4 2018

9 tips to get the most out of your residence experience

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6 steps to secure yourself a scholarship

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We asked our grads what they would say to students getting ready to walk through the university’s doors for the first time. Here’s what they had to say.

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7 signs you might need help from a counsellor and where to find it

See how the professional counsellors at Wellness and Psychological Services can help if university life starts to feel overwhelming

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4 tips to keep yourself from forgetting your health

Fitness programmer Jenni Brooks says that when it comes to finding balance, there really is a way to have your cake (or carrot) and eat it too

Jan 8 2018

4 things you need to do when you find yourself in academic trouble

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