People you should know
Get to know the friendly faces at your registrar’s and student life offices. These are the people who will provide the services and support you need on your journey to success.
Although there are some differences among divisions, in general, you should call or visit your registrar for:
- academic advising — help in formulating and/or adjusting your short- or long-term educational goals, including course selection and interpreting degree requirements and understanding university regulations
- personal counselling — assistance with any matter that is getting in the way of your success as a student
- financial counselling — help with financial planning, budgeting and overcoming financial emergencies
Your registrar can also refer you to appropriate resources on campus if you are struggling with personal or academic issues that are affecting your school work.
Student Life or Campus Life offices are here to create strong, supportive and inclusive college student communities.
These offices support student life activities and community development. This includes social, cultural, academic and life skills programs and activities, as well as residence and commuter student support, and the administration of residence operations.
Some colleges have Deans of Students who work with elected college student associations to assist with their activities, and consult with other members of the university community on student life issues. They also counsel students with major personal issues or crises, and help make referrals to other student support services. Deans are also engaged in the review and implementation of policies and programs that affects student life on campus.