MacEwan University



MacEwan University offers over seventy certificate, diploma, applied degree, and university programs in arts and science, business, community education, health and community studies, and performing, visual and communication arts. The university also offers first and second year university transfer programs in arts, education science, physical education, nursing, commerce, engineering, computing science and management.

Areas of Expertise

The university offers degrees, diplomas, and certificates, two applied bachelor degrees (three years of instruction and one year of work experience), three university transfer programs (first and second years of bachelor's degrees) and more than 50 one- and two-year career diploma and certificate programs. In addition, the university also offers preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training, and is home to the Alberta College Conservatory of Music. Visit

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:882 bedsLowest: $5,560Highest: $7,500

Stay at MacEwan Residence. A fun, friendly and modern style living experience for students. Our convenient downtown location is right on campus and close to restaurants, shopping centres, major bus routes, and many local attractions. We offer a secure building with furnished rooms, all utilities included, and plenty of fantastic amenities. Find out more about residence here.

Off Campus Housing

SAMU Marketplace Do you need help finding a used textbook or a place to rent? The Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) offers a SAMU Marketplace registries site. - Dwellings - Used Books - Jobs - General Market - Connect - Tutors To find out more information, check out the SAMU Marketplace.

Incoming Students

Student-For-A-Day A number of the university's programs allow you to be a MacEwan University student for a day to find out what it's like to be enrolled in a particular program. Visit the Student-For-A-Day website for details. New Student Orientation This half-day event helps get new students comfortable with the university, and gives insights into the services available. Find out more here.

Career Planning

Career Services provides career education and employment services to help MacEwan University students and graduates make a meaningful connection between their education and the world of work. Services include workshops in résumé writing, and job search and interview preparation. Job opportunities are available online.


MacEwan Sport and Wellness, located in the Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness at City Centre Campus, hosts a newly expanded 7,000 square foot fitness area, a 25-metre pool, a 40-person hot tub, a beautiful three-court gymnasium, steam rooms and squash courts. Our City Centre Campus gym is 18,000 square feet, which can house two full-sized basketball courts, three full-sized volleyball courts or six badminton courts. It also has a bleacher capacity of 1,490 and space for up to two media stations. Visit Demonstrating a proud tradition of excellence in basketball, cross-country running, curling, golf, hockey, soccer and volleyball, the MacEwan University Griffins athletic teams continually compete near the top of the province and nation. Visit


Joining a club is a great way to broaden your horizons, meet cool people, and have lots of new experiences. The Students’ Association of MacEwan University manages and maintains a list of active clubs on campus. Visit

Special Services

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) offers a range of services to foster the full and self-directed participation of students with disabilities in courses and other academic activities. Support services include, but are not limited to, interpreting, note taking, alternate format material preparation (audio taped, enlarged, Braille), exam accommodations, and assisted computer technology assessments and training. Visit

International Involvement

International Education Centre: MacEwan University provides many forms of support such as academic advising, cultural and social support and emotional support for our international students. We now welcome more than 1000 international students a year from approximately 60 countries. Visit

Campus Tour

Campus tours are available upon request and require a minimum of two weeks’ notice. Visit


Aboriginal Education Centre: The Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC) meets the educational and cultural needs of Aboriginal students attending MacEwan University. The centre provides students with a place to gather, work and grow in a community environment that reflects the distinctive cultures of Aboriginal peoples.From advising career paths to offering Elders in Residence sessions, the AEC is a place where everyone is welcome. The Aboriginal Education Centres are located at both the City Centre and South campuses. Visit