Support Services

Academic and Career Support

As your student works towards their educational goals, they should expect to find elements of the coursework challenging. While these challenges help to broaden knowledge and develop skills, students are also encouraged to reach out for help. UPEI offers a wide variety of academic support programs, including:  

  • First Year Advising (course selection and registration)
  • Academic advising and academic coaching (Student Affairs)
  • Tutoring
  • Accessibility Services 
  • Peer mentoring and academic workshops (Gateway Program)
  • Writing Centre
  • Faculty Help Centres (Math, Chemistry, and Computer Science)
  • Career Services

Personal Support and Student Health

Physical and emotional health play an important role in the student experience, and while stress is a natural part of the university experience, a focus on health is the most effective way to manage stress. Family and Friends are encouraged to talk to their student about prioritizing their health needs. This includes adequate sleep, regular physical activity, nutritious food choices, and minimizing excessive alcohol or drug use.

UPEI offers services, facilities, and staff who are happy to meet with students and help address their health needs. These services include: 

  • Personal Counselling (Counsellors) 
  • Health Centre (Doctor, Psychiatrist, Nurse)
  • Fitness Centre
  • Mawi’omi Indigenous Student Centre 
  • Chaplaincy Centre (faith and worship, Food Bank) 
  • Mental Health Week 

Have questions? Get in touch with us at parenthelp@upei.ca.