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You’ve got this

A guide for academic success

Mount Royal is excited to start welcoming students back to campus this fall. To ensure you feel prepared for success, we’ve compiled all of the academic supports, tools and resources available to you in one easy place.

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Providing exceptional services to students

Preparing for success

We continue to be dedicated to providing you with the necessary supports for an exceptional undergraduate experience. Our faculty and staff have been working hard to ensure you feel successful and supported in your studies as we return to in-class learning. Whether you’re brand new to Mount Royal or starting your final year, there are services available to help you get the most out of your education.

Our profs are ready too

With support from the Academic Development Centre (ADC), Mount Royal’s professors are prepared to deliver the best learning opportunities, both in the classroom and virtual spaces.

Through workshops and individual consultations, every professor has access to the right expertise and technical guidance to confidently provide you with a high-quality learning experience.

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New to MRU?

We want your transition to Mount Royal to be as smooth as possible. The supports listed below can help you get familiar with campus, make those first connections and build confidence in starting your studies as a Mount Royal student.

First things first

Our Welcome Guide is a great starting point that outlines important information to help begin your academic journey including registration and payment, finances, and housing and transportation.

Ready, set, NSO!

New Student Orientation (NSO) is an opportunity for you to connect with fellow students while learning what MRU life is all about. Events are held online throughout the summer and can help answer any questions you may have about living on campus, accessing financial support, understanding university expectations and more.

Over 1000 students have already registered for NSO this year, supported by an additional 60 student leaders ready to share their passion for the Mount Royal community while helping you navigate your time at MRU.

Register for NSO
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Student learning services

Student Learning Services offers a variety of resources to help fine tune your academic skills.

Meet with a Learning Strategist for support with learning, writing, math, citations, time management and more. These personalized 30-minute appointments are available to help you excel throughout your academic experience.

Prepare for your studies and connect with fellow students through the Peer Mentorship and Peer Learning Programs. Connect with peers who have done well in their courses and know a thing or two about academic success. Get assistance with learning and discover more ways to take part in the MRU community.

Plan ahead

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Early Support

Feeling stressed and don't know where to turn? You can refer yourself to Early Support to discuss any challenges you may be facing in your personal or academic life. Appointments are friendly, non-judgmental conversations to help you get the support you need.

The Office of Student Success staff can be reached by email or telephone.

Meet an advisor

Program advisors are available to assist you in navigating your specialized programs. Advisors can help with course registration, tracking degree progress and transferring credits.

Contact your advisor to schedule an appointment.

Career planning and success

Career service experts are available by online appointment to guide you through career education and post-graduation career opportunities.

You can request a no-cost resume, cover letter and portfolio critique from our experts.

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Get your books

The University Library

MRU’s Subject Specialists can be reached via email or text to assist you through research-based projects. Contactless pickup as well as digitization requests are available for you to gain access to hardcopy library materials.

Cougars Campus Store

Textbooks can be purchased in person or online. For online orders, choose between in-store pick up or direct shipping (shipping rates may apply). For inquiries regarding textbooks and printing services, check the Campus Store FAQ or email campusstore@mtroyal.ca.

For all services, parking and OneCard inquiries, please visit the Cougars Campus Store website to learn more.

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Let’s talk tech

University Library workshops and orientations

Prepare to complete assignments by learning how to use resources available in the Maker Studio and Experience Lab. Through online workshops and orientations, learn how you can utilize virtual reality and other creative options for coursework, research or personal projects.

The Library also lends laptops, wireless hotspots and other equipment. You can connect with the Library via Chat or visit the library’s website for technology tutorials, links, and information on how to get more support.

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Tech supports for students

Find your own tech supports at Tech Tuts, a technology tutorials resources site to assist in using software applications common to MRU, such as MyMRU, Blackboard, Google applications and Adobe Creative Cloud. Use the helpful New Student Checklist to learn how the MRU accounts work and the different platforms you will need to know and understand.

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Your wellbeing matters

Access and Inclusion Services

If you have a disability-related barrier or are a student who identifies as belonging to one of the protected categories and require academic accommodations, you can register with Access and Inclusion Services by completing the Public Request form. Proper documentation of disability is required. To avoid long waits in September, complete and submit this form as soon as possible.

Intake meetings with Access Advisors are available by phone at 403.440.6868 in order to prepare appropriate academic accommodations.

Meetings with Academic Strategists and Assistive Technology Advisors are available by phone and video.

Did you know...

The Academic Development Centre supports Mount Royal professors in incorporating technology into their teaching to provide innovative and impactful learning experiences.

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Students helping students

The Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) offers assistance ranging from food and financial security to student health benefits. SAMRU is also home to the Pride Centre, Cultural and Indigenous Inclusion Centre, Student Advocacy Resource Centre and more.

Live well

You can access nurses, physicians, mental health nurses, student counselling, psychiatrists and paramedical services through MRU’s Wellness Services. Depending on the service, appointments are available in person or by telephone or video.

Stay well

The health of our students and employees is our first priority, and we're doing everything we can to create a positive experience for you this fall. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Check your mtroyal.ca email and visit our COVID-19 updates and resources page for the latest information.

Supporting you every step of the way

For even more support with your academic journey, check out Mount Royal’s A-Z listing of student services.

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