OUR STUDENT LIFE
Student Life and Clubs
“The Marianopolis difference” is a decades-long and unique combination of academic rigour, personalized support and a dynamic student life.
We are the only college where all academic activities are put on hold twice a week so that students can explore all that we offer outside the classroom. During these universal breaks, students have the opportunity to participate in activities that are related to their programs and others that are all about fun. Students can hear from guest speakers, participate in all sorts of events, play sports, hang out with friends, study, relax and more. We have over 100 student-run clubs, several animators, many opportunities to play sports and tons of enriching activities.
The sense of community and involvement continues despite the pandemic. Our First-Year Mentoring Project has doubled in size, matching 144 incoming students with second-year students this past fall. Animators and students do weekly check-ins, play games, watch movies and participate in Adulting 101 workshops and more.
Clubs have adapted their activities and are going strong, with Entrepreneur Club hosting guest speakers weekly, the student government holding Instagram challenges and the Social Justice Club putting on a spoken-word event. There has been a TEDx talk, a job and volunteer fair, several Facebook challenges and a singing competition.
See some videos by and about our students:
Marianopolis students also enjoy many forms of enrichment in and out of the classroom, each of which demonstrates that academic excellence and personal development go hand in hand.
Marianopolis is the only college that offers five certificates centering on various social themes:
• Environmental Studies
• Gender and Sex/uality Studies
• Indigenous Studies
• Law and Social Justice
• Third World Studies
Any student in any program may take one or more of these certificate to deepen their understanding of a specific theme. Students partake in activities outside the classroom and take specific but not additional courses.
As well, students may apply for admission to one of our Honours Profiles: Honours Science (in Honours Health Science or Honours Pure and Applied Science), Honours Social Science and Honours Commerce. You can apply into those three Honours profiles directly from high school.
We also have two Honours Certificates, the Honours Science Certificate and the Honours Social Science Certificate. Both are available to Arts and Sciences students. The Honours Social Science Certificate is also available to as students in certain Social Science profiles. The requirements for completion of either Honours Certificate are the same as for the Honours Profiles mentioned above.
Every April Marianopolis is transformed into a cultural exhibit. The art work of students in all programs is displayed throughout the College for two weeks. Free and open to the public, ArtsFest features video, theatre and literary works, music and art of all kinds. A highlight is the ArtsFest Concert, featuring students from our unique Music program.
Any student may spend three action-packed days at an arts mecca each fall. Faculty with expertise in visual arts, art history and the humanities accompany the students, as they enjoy museums, architectural and creative hubs, theatre performances and more. Destinations have included Boston, New York City and Toronto.
Brébeuf Bilingual Exchange
Marianopolis students can perfect their French by completing their last semester at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. Students are immersed in all aspects of student life at Brébeuf while completing the requirements of their DEC.
Sports, Fitness and Sport-Études
Thanks to the College’s intercollegiate, intramural and club teams and a complement of physical education facilities, students have many of opportunities for athletics, sports and recreation.
The Marianopolis mascot is the Demon. Its namesake teams have been competing at the CEGEP level for three decades.
Elite student-athletes don’t have to give up their sport thanks to the College’s partnership with Alliance Sport-Études. They are able to succeed both in their school and sport, in many cases excelling academically while competing internationally. They are assigned an Academic Advisor who helps them throughout their studies. They can register for courses early so as to accommodate their training and competition schedules.
Learn more about sport-études at Marianopolis.
Upon graduating from Marianopolis, students become part of the impressive network of more than 37,000 alumni across the world. Our alumni remain connected to the College. They mentor students, share their expertise, deliver lectures and help to nurture the next generation of Marianopolis students.
Here are some of our notable alumni.