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.

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.


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. 


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



Time Program

8 – 9 a.m. and

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Campus tours

Meet at the spiral staircase, Building 6 (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 and a university associate vice-president. You'll head into your break-out session feeling energized and organized!   

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Information fair and breakout sessions

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 an Information Fair Card from the Welcome Desk when you arrive. If you fill it up with stamps from the different booths you visit, you'll be entered to win a door prize!

Each break-out session runs twice: 10:15 and 11:00

Best Lecture Ever (Room 6-136)
Professors and a student share their insights on how to successfully approach classroom work and meet your academic goals. 

Stress Management (6-152)
A Student Wellness Coach and students from the Peer Health Education program guide you through strategies for effectively managing stress.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tour of Sport and Wellness Centre and other activities

Meet at the Sport and Wellness welcome desk in Building 8 (main floor) 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.

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. Buy your books, ask questions about financial aid, check out Griffins Landing, and visit the GIF photo booth. You can even participate in a social media content, win some prizes and visit the Student Association booths. 


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