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Welcome Day

September 8, 2020

Note, this event is virtual. Watch the Welcome Ceremony and access the other sessions below.

September 8 Schedule

8:45 am | Welcome Ceremony

An event not to be missed!  Members of the University of Manitoba are excited to welcome you! The President and other VIPs will provide special greetings, and former and current students will share meaningful words of encouragement.  The ceremony will end with the Chancellor officially declaring the start of the new academic year!  Thank you to our talented jazz trio, UM Faculty of Music students Sam Ripart on bass, Joyce German on saxophone and Evan Miles on piano.

We’re so glad you’re here. Welcome to the Herd! Welcome to the U of M!

When the time is right and it is safe to do so, we look forward to welcoming all our students back to campus.

Congratulations on your first year at UM, here's some advice and a warm welcome from your fellow students.


9:30 am | Ready Set Go!

Everything you need to know to start classes and have a great term! Join First Year Centre advisors, and upper year students, to learn what you should expect as you begin U of M courses.  We’ll share our best tips and strategies so you’ll feel ready to start classes remotely.  Learn how to access your courses, the differences between high school and university, and where to get help if you need it.

All first year students (other than Price Faculty of Engineering and Interdisciplinary Health, please see below for information about your sessions) can view the replay below.


9:30 am | Faculty offerings - For students admitted into Interdisciplinary Health Program and Price Faculty of Engineering

Interdisciplinary Health Program

IHP New Student Orientation

Price Faculty of Engineering

Price Faculty of Engineering UMES programming

Students admitted to the Price Faculty of Engineering received an email with details about this programming.


10:30 am | Faculty offerings

These sessions are reserved for students admitted into each of the programs listed below. Be sure to join the session corresponding to your current faculty or program, not your target faculty or program.

University 1


Advice to our First Year Selves

This student led session connects you with upper level students to hear how they managed the transition to university & remote learning, and get the tips & tricks they wish they had when starting university        
        
This session continues through the Ready Set Go session above.  You do not need a separate link to attend.  Please use the chart above to find your session link.
 

Dental Hygiene

Advice to our First Year Selves

This student led session connects you with upper level students to hear how they managed the transition to university & remote learning, and get the tips & tricks they wish they had when starting university.

This session continues through the Ready Set Go session above.  You do not need a separate link to attend.  Please use the chart above to find your session link.

Desautels Faculty of Music

Welcome to the Desautels Faculty of Music!

This student led session connects you with your Faculty of Music Student Association! Hear what you can expect in your first year, find out what the FMSA has to offer and how you can get involved! We’ll share tips and tricks that will help get you started and let you know how to connect with us through the term.

Students admitted to the Desautels Faculty of Music were instructions on how to join this session. Please email Ms. Amanda Wiebe (amanda.wiebe@umanitoba.ca) and she will send you the meeting invitation link for today’s meeting.

I.H. Asper School of Business

Advice to our First Year Selves

This student led session connects you with upper level students to hear how they managed the transition to university & remote learning, and get the tips & tricks they wish they had when starting university.

This session continues through the Ready Set Go session above.  You do not need a separate link to attend.  Please use the chart above to find your session link.

School of Art

Students admitted to the School of Art received an email with details about this programming. Please forward any questions to: soadvise@umanitoba.ca

Please note that the School of Art session begins at 10:45 am.

Faculty of Arts

Welcome Day for new students

This session is for new students to the Faculty of Arts. Meet the Dean and fellow students who will take you through what to expect in your new Faculty and provide some tips for surviving your first year. Welcome!
 

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Virtual Welcome Day!

We will kick off the day with a Welcome by the new Dean, Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima and Associate Dean (Academic), Dr. Andrew Frederiksen. This will be followed by a panel discussion where Faculty, our Advising Staff and students from our student organizations will be on hand to let you know how you can get the most out of your University experience! This is the time to ask any and all questions you may have about the upcoming year!

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Welcome to KRM!

Meet your Dean, Associate Dean, and your Undergraduate Academic Advising team.  Get to know us a bit and get answers to all your questions about beginning your studies in KRM.  We can’t wait to connect!

Faculty of Science

The Science Students' Association and the Faculty of Science invites you to attend the Faculty of Science Orientation occurring on Tuesday, September 8th.

During this session you will have the opportunity to:

  • Ask students, professors, and advisors any questions you may have about entering your first year of university;
  • Win prizes in a game of Kahoot;
  • Meet new incoming students as well as current U of M Science students.

Students admitted to the Faculty of Science received an email with details on participating in the Faculty of Science Orientation programming. Please check your @myumanitoba.ca email account for your invitation to the Faculty of Science Orientation, which includes links and instructions on how to access our sessions.

The schedule for Faculty of Science Orientation is as follows:

  • 10:45 - 11:45 am - Science Panel Discussion (on Discord)
  • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm - Kahoot information and quiz (on Discord)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm - Break 
  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Games (on Discord)

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Welcome Day Session

It’s time to meet your Faculty! Join us to learn more about our programs, explore skill and career-building opportunities, and gain tips and advice on how to make the most out of your time with the Faculty and the university. You will be introduced to the people, places and important things you will need as you start your academic journey.


11:30 am | Self-directed learning

These offerings will be available as recordings on Welcome Day so you can view them as your time permits. This is also a great time to check out any Prep Week sessions you may have missed or want to review.

Sexual violence awareness modules

The University of Manitoba has created a series of five online modules containing foundational information about sexual violence, including: 

  • A community values statement; 
  • A brief overview of our sexual violence policies and procedures; 
  • A discussion of consent, power dynamics and conflicts of interest; 
  • “Busting” common myths about sexual violence; and 
  • An introduction to our Sexual Violence Support and Education website. 

These modules can be accessed by all University of Manitoba through your UM Learn account.

Student supports at the University of Manitoba

Find out about everything Student Support has to offer!  Student Accessibility Services, Student Advocacy and Case Management, the Student Counselling Centre, Spiritual Care, and Health and Wellness. Let us introduce you to the people and places that are dedicated to your success.

Three R’s to success

Being a university student is an exciting time, filled with new experiences and situations. However, along with new situations, come new expectations. In this session, you will learn more about your Rights as a student, as well as your Responsibilities and expectations for maintaining a climate of Respect at the U of M.


2:30 - 3:30 pm | UMSU activities

Welcome Day info session with UMSU

Join your UMSU Executives for an info session on what your Students’ Union does for you. In this session, you’ll learn about UMSU’s businesses and services, as well as what each of the Executives do. 

VP Student Life, Savannah, will talk about student clubs and associations on campus. From Kristin, your VP Advocacy, you’ll hear about the important advocacy work being done on campus and at all levels of government. Join us at 2:30 pm to discover what they, the President, VP Community Engagement, and VP Finances and Operations have to pass on to you.

Co-Curricular Record - what you need to know

You can get formal recognition for all of your learning and start adding to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) before you even start your classes! The CCR is an official document that summarizes each student's participation in university-approved activities that aren't for academic credit.

Three requirements are all that you need to qualify for Orientation co-curricular recognition

  1. Full participation in Prep Week,
  2. Completion of UM Essentials, and
  3. Participation in Welcome Day.

Full participation in Prep Week is defined as participating in a minimum of five sessions. Keep in mind the following:

  • streaming the live official Welcome Ceremony, and;
  • attending the “Ready, Set, Go!” session by the First Year Centre.

Once you view / attend, and reflect on these sessions, you will have completed the Welcome Day requirements for co-curricular recognition!

Welcome Day reflection

Fill out this reflection to count towards your 2020 Orientation CCR recognition.

Complete the form here

Remember that there are 3 requirements - participation in Welcome Day; participation at Prep Week (min 5 1-hour sessions), and completion of UM Essentials. You must complete all 3 components to receive your CCR notation.