Early Support


Update to Early Support Services as a result of COVID-19

Early Support referrals continue to be welcomed. In an effort to support the health and wellbeing of students, all Early Support appointments continue to be conducted remotely (via Google Meet). Please contact Bri Harvie at bharvie@mtroyal.ca if you have any questions.

What is Early Support?

Early Support is an online service that allows Mount Royal to reach out to students who may need additional support on campus. By reaching out and providing students with relevant resources and support at the right time, Early Support helps ensure that small issues don't turn into big problems.

Button - OSS- Self-referral Button - OSS- Saff/Fauculty

Have a question that may not require Early Support? Looking for a specific resource? Start with Mount Royal's Navigating MRU Services tool first! 

Impact of Early Support

Research from the Office of Institutional Analysis (2019) shows that students who attend an Early Support appointment are 8.4% more likely to return to Mount Royal than students who were referred but did not attend an appointment.

A recently completed Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) study (Boczek, Miller, & Rude, 2019) found that Early Support appointments:

OSS - Research Findings

Office of Institutional Analysis (2019). Early support data. Internal report: Unpublished.