Graduate Student Orientation | Fall 2017

Graduate Student Orientation

All new graduate and professional school students are invited to attend the Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

This comprehensive orientation includes a welcome session, a campus tour, lunch on each day, a resource fair, and workshops that provide information to:

  • ease your transition into graduate school
  • introduce you to campus services and involvement opportunities and
  • show you just how much the University of Manitoba has to offer.

The Graduate Student Orientation is not intended to take the place of your departmental orientation. If your school or department has planned orientation activities on September 5 and/or 6, you should attend those events.

The 2017 Graduate Student Orientation is proudly hosted by the University of Manitoba Graduate Students' Association (UMGSA), the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Student Life.

Orientation Schedule

Time Tuesday, September 5
Wednesday, September 6
9:30am - 10am

Pick up your Student ID card,
UPass and activate your
Recreation Services Membership

10am - 10:45am Check-in How to Network Workshop
Speed Networking Event
11am - 11:50am Welcome Session*
12pm - 12:50pm Lunch &
Campus Services*
Networking Lunch
1pm - 1:50pm GradSteps Session 1 GradSteps Session 3
2pm - 2:50pm GradSteps Session 2  
Early Evening
(~5 pm)
  GSA Graduate
Student Social

GradSteps Schedule - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Time Tuesday, September 5
11am - 11:50am Welcome to the University of Manitoba
12pm - 12:50pm Lunch
1pm - 1:50pm GradSteps | Break Out Session 1

Campus Tour

Working with
your Advisor

Know your
Indigenous Campus


2pm - 2:50pm GradSteps | Break Out Session 2
Campus Tour

Writing at the
Graduate Level

Understanding your
rights as a
Graduate Student



GradSteps Schedule - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Time Wednesday, September 6
10am - 11:50am

How to Network Workshop & Speed Networking Event

12pm - 12:50pm

Networking Lunch

1pm - 1:50pm GradSteps | Break Out Session 3

Tips on
Completing a

Writing at the
Graduate Level

Academia or
What's your Plan?
Considerations in
the Classroom

U of M, Administration Building

Gradate Student Handbook

Fort Garry Campus Food Guide

Live Well at the U of M

 GradSteps Workshops