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MacEwan University

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

Live where your life is. Get more out of your student experience when you live on campus—more time to snooze your alarm, work on assignments and hang out with friends. Your safe, comfortable, home away from home is just steps away from university resources like the library, fitness centre, health clinic and academic advisors. When you make MacEwan Residence your home, you join a fun, friendly and vibrant community. From game nights to study sessions, there are plenty of ways to connect with fellow students and get involved. Find out more about residence here.

Off Campus Housing

Do you need help finding a used textbook or a place to rent? The Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) can help!

Incoming Students

High school students can see what it's like to be a university student! Many programs offer student for a day activities, ranging from lectures and labs to master classes. We offer student for a day opportunities in the fall and winter each year. Visit our website here for details.

New Student Orientation
At MacEwan's New Student Orientation—held in the fall and the winter each year—you learn about the practical, the academic and the social sides of campus life. You also begin to build a network of familiar faces—and we all know how important that can be when you're starting something new. At the orientation, a crew of friendly MacEwan staff and students will answer your questions and help you get ready for those exciting first days on campus. 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 resumé 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


kihêw waciston, which means “eagle’s nest” in Cree, is a home away from home for MacEwan University's Indigenous students. Contact us if you have questions about personal, academic, funding or cultural services on campus. We can support you on your post-secondary path.

Modified on August 31, 2022