Each first-year student is assigned to a mentor. You might have had a mentor at school when you were in Grade 1 or Grade 8. You might have been a mentor yourself! A mentor is also a student who has already successfully completed their first year. So s/he knows what it’s like to be at University for the first time. They know the campus, who to go to and where to go to for help. They also know what the challenges are and what you should know. See your mentor as a special kind of friend who can point you in the right direction when things might get a bit confusing or overwhelming.