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. 

First-Year Mentorship Program

The transition to university can be challenging for some first-year students, that’s why we have created the first-year mentorship program. Participating in this program will help you establish a strong sense of belonging, familiarity and understanding of the student experience. You will be assigned to a community of other first-years led by an upper year student mentor that will organize virtual meetings, activities and direct you to other great things happening nearby. We want you to have a smooth transition to university life and are proud to showcase our positive school culture and welcome you to the family.

Watch your email for more information and to be connected to your first-year community and mentor.

First Year Mentorship Program Information Video

Apply to be a Mentor (Upper Year Students Only)


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.


Ask questions anytime on the MacEwan University First-Year Student Facebook page or MacEwan First Year Discord page.