Academic success

Resources are available to be your best at MRU


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Mount Royal University has resources that can help keep you on track, ease stress and provide opportunities for long-term growth and resilience.


This year has been a challenge for everyone, but there remains a caring campus community with support systems in place to assist in navigating personal and academic challenges. These resources can help keep you on track, ease stress and provide opportunities for long-term growth and resilience.

Not sure where to start with MRU's student services? Check-out our navigation form to find which service to connect with for academic, personal, career and leadership support.

 

Tools to navigate online learning

Mount Royal University’s faculty and staff have prepared a number of tools to assist individuals in getting the most out of their learning experience. The University has a dedicated website to help students navigate their learning environment by providing continuous support and numerous resources. Check out “Four tips for learning online” from Mount Royal’s Learning Strategist team as well their online resources focused on setting you up for success with online learning.

 

Critical dates

Missing an important deadline, such as for paying fees or adjusting registration, can result in serious consequences. Stay organized and on top of Mount Royal's critical dates by following the critical dates calendar. The calendar also lists University closures, final exam information and semester changes.

 

One-stop support for all aspects of life

Students struggling with academic or non-academic concerns can connect with Early Support. The team is equipped to guide students through university life and prevent small issues from turning into big problems. All appointments will be conducted via Google Meet for the winter 2021 semester.

 

Academic Advising

The team at Academic Advising Services is ready to help students reach their educational goals. Advisors answer questions about all things related to courses and programs, as well as how to address academic warnings, how to add, drop or withdraw from classes, and how to manage deadlines. Academic advisors are available to schedule phone or online advising appointments.

Find out who your academic advisor is and connect with them directly for information about the best way to schedule an appointment.

 

Student Learning Services

Creating integral learning experiences is what the team at Student Learning Services does.

Learning strategists are available to meet with students online to take charge of a variety of tasks, such as managing time, planning a presentation, math strategies, academic reading, exam preparation, organizing ideas, editing techniques and more.

Book an online appointment, attend an online workshop or access their online resources to optimize your learning.

 

Scholarships and bursaries

Reading Week is a good time to apply for MRU scholarships and bursaries and Alberta Scholarships with one application. Deadline is March 1.

 

Connect with a subject librarian

The Library has a team of subject librarians who provide instruction and guidance for research-based assignments or projects. Students can also access subject librarians to learn research skills and get help with finding the best sources for a research paper. Schedule a virtual appointment or send an email with your research-related questions today.

 

Wireless hotspots available for students

Students can now borrow wireless hotspots from the Library to keep their Wi-Fi enabled devices connected at all times. Hotspots can be borrowed for up to three weeks and picked up through the contactless pick-up process. Submit a request.

 

Access and Inclusion Services

Access and Inclusion Services assists in creating an accessible, equitable and inclusive learning environment that encourages full participation in academic courses for students experiencing disability-related barriers. Students must be registered with Access and Inclusion Services for academic accommodations. Register with the office today.

 

Withdrawing from a course

In most circumstances, withdrawing from a class is better than receiving an "F." Students are encouraged to connect with their professor or an academic advisor to discuss the consequences of withdrawing versus receiving a failing grade.

Students can withdraw from classes online. This must be done on or before the last day to withdraw. The last day to withdraw from courses for the Winter 2021 semester is Tuesday, April 13. Withdrawing will not impact GPAs.

 

Career Services

Career Services offers students the opportunity to achieve their career and employment goals.

Connect with members of the career development team online or by phone to discuss internship and practicum opportunities, explore career options related to your chosen program of study and find out what program or major to choose to land your dream job.

Book an appointment with Career Services and get started on your career journey.

 

Indigenous Mount Royal

The Iniskim Centre offers programs and services to increase the engagement and success of Indigenous students while also raising awareness of Indigenous Peoples and cultures.

In addition to online student success programming, the Iniskim Centre offers cultural teachings through the Medicine Trail (Naato'ohsokay) program, oversees the Indigenous Housing Program and assists with other specialized supports such as the BMO Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program. In-person meetings are currently not available, but online appointments can be set up by emailing iniskimcentre@mtroyal.ca.

 

Live well at MRU

Wellness Services offers a variety of health services that support academic success. Students have access to mental health services, medical practitioners and the MRU Injury and Prevention Clinic.

Student counselling supports students when they struggle with personal concerns and helps students who face barriers with their educational and career goals. The team offers online individual counselling, webinars and workshops.

 

Feb. 8, 2021