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International Centre orientation and events

COVID-19 (coronavirus) update:All in-person International Student Orientation programming is cancelled until further notice. Please visit the COVID-19 page for the latest UM information and updates, including FAQs.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact one of our international student advisors at 204-474-8501 or

Orientation sessions

Attending one of the International Centre's Orientation sessions will help you get your term off to a great start! The sessions have been designed specifically for international students and will help you successfully transition to life in Winnipeg and to your studies at UM. All new international students are strongly encouraged to attend on of these events.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer in-person programming for our International Student Orientation for Fall, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are exploring options to provide you with everything you need as you prepare to become a part of our diverse and exciting UM Community. We’ll be sure to connect with you via email to let you know how you can find out about registration details. Updates will be made on this page shortly.

Additional orientation resources

Complete the UM Essentials online training

To help you get ready for a new semester, we have developed UM Essentials, an online guide for achieving success as a UM student.

UM Essentials covers basics such as:

  • Course selection and registration
  • Strategies for success in the classroom
  • Ways to stay active and healthy during your time as a student
  • Respect and diversity on campus
  • Sexual violence awareness
  • Academic integrity
  • Support services for students

All new students are expected to complete UM Essentials. To access the course, log in to UM Learn using your UMnetID. 

Contact us

Crystal Stewart
International Transitions Coordinator
541 UMSU University Centre
75A Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada