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    First-Year Mentorship

What is the First-Year Mentorship Program?

The First-Year Mentorship Program is for first year undergraduate students at Mount Royal University looking for support transitioning through their first year of university. New students will be matched with a trained upper-year student mentor who will support and guide them through their journey at MRU. Mentors and Mentees will be matched by program or faculty of interest and relevant university goals and experiences.

First-Year Mentorship 2024-2025 Interest Form is Open!

The First-Year Mentorship program will be operating from September 2024 to April 2025 throughout the academic year. Whether you are a first year student looking for support transitioning into university life or a 2+ year returning student looking to be a mentor, please fill out our interest form below! We will contact you when applications open this summer. 


Fill out our Interest Form Today!


Questions? Email us at orientation@mtroyal.ca

New Student Mentees

First year students in the First-Year Mentorship Program will receive guidance and support from an upper year mentor to help them transition into life at university. Mentees will gain valuable skills during their time in the program that will help them to be successful in university. First year students will have opportunities to take part in skill based workshops and events and programming alongside fellow mentees and mentors which will allow them to build community! 

New Students in the First-Year Mentorship Program will…

  • Build relationships with upper-year MRU Students (Mentors) through one-to-one meetings
  • Learn valuable skills that will contribute to their personal and academic success 
  • Practice setting goals and identify strengths for personal growth and learning
  • Gain awareness of resources and services on campus
  • Make connections with fellow first year students 


Applications will open in the summer


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Upper Year Mentors

Mentors in the First-Year Mentorship Program work with Orientation and Transition staff to support new students as they transition into their first year of university. Through this program, Mentors will support in the successful integration of new students into the campus community. 

Mentors in the First-Year Mentor Program will:

  • Be paired with between 1 to 3 first-year students
  • Mentors will meet with their mentees in one-to-one discussions or small group meetings. 
  • Share personal experiences and knowledge of their time at MRU
  • Support their mentees with goal setting, identifying their strengths and how they can apply these to being successful in univeristy
  • Provide referrals to campus resources as necessary
  • Enhance leadership skills 
  • Receive guidance, feedback and support from the Orientation and Transition team to foster growth as a leader
  • Work toward MRU Student Leader Badges.


Applications will open in the summer 


  • Mentor Quote - “I really enjoyed being able to get to know other volunteers at MRU through the training and events with the other mentors. I also enjoyed the community that the program created, especially during in person events.”