At winter New Student Orientation, you will learn the ins and outs of being a MacEwan University student—from getting around campus to finding out about student clubs and activities.

City Centre Campus

New Student Orientation, City Centre Campus
January 7, 2020

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cafeteria and Multipurpose Room, Building 6, Room 6-106, City Centre Campus

Meet the orientation team at City Centre Campus and spend the morning learning about the services and resources available to first-year students. You can spend the rest of the day buying textbooks, picking up your student ID, exploring the hallways and getting ready for the term to begin.

City center campus winter

At this half-day orientation, you will be treated to a festival of activities: a welcome address, tours, activities and information booths. You’ll meet your peers and shorten your to-do list.


Time Program

8 – 9 a.m. and

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Campus tours

Meet at the spiral staircase, Building 6 Welcome Centre (optional)

9 – 10 a.m.  

Welcome to MacEwan University

Join us for a welcoming event like no other. You will receive welcoming messages from MacEwan student ambassadors, a Knowledge Keeper, the student association, our welcome team, the university provost and vice president, academic along with an associate vice-president. You'll head into your break-out session feeling energized and organized!   

10 – 11 a.m.

Break Out Sessions

10:05 a.m. | Stress Management (6-152)
Our Health Promotion Specialist and a student from the Peer Health Education program guide you through strategies for effectively managing stress.

10:05 a.m. | Mature, Returning and Transfer Students (6-156)
If you have been out of school for a while, this session is for you.  Explore the strategies, resources and services available to help make your time at MacEwan a success!

10:35 a.m. | Best Class Ever (Room 6-132)
Professors and a student share their insights on how to successfully approach classroom work and meet your academic goals.

10:35 a.m. | Essentials of Week One(6-136)
Make your first week, term, and year an awesome one!  Topics include:  how to pay, troubleshooting enrollment and wait list issues, important dates, using a locker and navigating your student portal.  We are here to help.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Information Fair (Buildings 6 and 7)

At the information fair, you learn about campus services, supports and activities. Curious about living in residence? Hope to take in some Griffins games? Want to learn how to access academic support, counselling services or experiential learning opportunities? These are just some of the topics you can learn about at the information fair. Pick up ballots at each Information Fair table and breakout session, drop them off at the Golden Drum at the Welcome Centre to be entered to win door prizes.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tour of Sport and Wellness Centre and other activities (Building 8 main floor)

Meet at the Sport and Wellness welcome desk from 11:00 to 1:00 (every half hour)  and learn about the aquatic, recreation and fitness opportunities on campus. Meet the friendly Sport and Wellness staff, tour the fitness centre, studios, pool and gymnasium. Here you'll be able to balance your academic studies with physical and social activities.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

KW Open House (9-115)

Drop by the kihêw waciston Indigenous Center enhanced space. Meet the kihêw waciston staff who offer personal, academic, financial and cultural support, and will have answers to many of your questions.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

SAMU Information (Building 6)

Breakfast Club? Student Groups? Health and Dental questions? Staff and students will be available to answer questions and provide information on SAMU services. UPass pick up at SAM Centre (Building 6).

Take some time to roam campus on your own. Find your classrooms, pick up your ID card in the Library and your U-Pass at the SAM Centre (Building 6). Buy your books, ask questions about financial aid, check out Griffins Landing, and visit the Spin to Win booth. You can even participate in a social media contest, win some prizes. 


If you require disability-related accommodations or supports, please contact Services to Students with Disabilities.

Alberta College Campus

Winter Student Welcome, Alberta College Campus
January 15, 2020

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In the foyer of Alberta College campus

Program Orientations in Muttart Hall:
10:10 a.m. – English as an Additional Language
11:15 a.m. – University Preparation


At this half-day event, you will be treated to a marketplace of activities: musicians, speakers, door prizes and information tables. Visit with your peers and enjoy this unique heritage building that overlooks Edmonton’s river valley.

  • Use your Winter Student Welcome passport to explore the services available to you

  • Learn about student groups and interest groups

  • Meet student association representatives

  • Explore the campus

  • Enjoy live music 

  • Buy your books

  • Get your student card and UPass