3 | New Student Events

A number of events are held in advance of the start of classes to help you prepare for university. Many of these events are held in the summer months and focus on choosing university courses, building a timetable, developing your academic skills, and understanding the university’s policies and regulations.


UM Orientation

UM Orientation
Students beginning classes in the fall can attend a variety of orientation events held throughout the summer months to prepare for university. Attend an event on-campus to learn more about your new community and participate in online workshops to learn strategies for student success. Visit the UM Orientation website for more information about the UM Essentials online orientation course and upcoming events.

  1. What’s Next?

Join us on Saturday, June 1 from 9:00am-1:00pm to find out what’s next. This is the first in a series of UM Orientation events scheduled over the summer. Learn what happens after you accept your offer of admission, attend sessions focused on registration strategies and choosing courses, get information about financial aid options, and explore career strategies and the supports and resources available for students. Registration is required. For full event details, visit the What’s Next? website.

  1. Making the Grade!

As you get closer to your first days as a University of Manitoba student, attend this event on Wednesday, July 17 from 4:00pm-7:00pm for tips on making the grade! Go on a campus tour, get your student card, activate your Active Living Centre membership, browse the U of M Bookstore and more. Sessions are also offered to help with the transition into university. Learn more about the differences between high school and university, tips for maintaining wellness, strategies for success in (and out of) the classroom, and ways to make the most of the programs and services available to all U of M students. Registration is required. Full event details will be available in June 2019.

  1. Welcome Day

Start your first year off on the right foot. Join us on Tuesday, September 3 for Welcome Day! Connect with other students and get familiar with campus before the first day of classes. Attend a faculty session to find out tips and strategies to be successful in your program of study, meet with upper-year students to hear what they wish they knew in their first year, and visit the All About U Expo to learn about all of the services and resources the U of M has to offer. For full event details, visit the Welcome Day website.


Get Ready to Register Sessions
Attend an information session hosted by First Year Centre advisors to learn more about preparing for registration and scheduling your classes. Sessions are offered in early July, ahead of the registration period.

Career Choices: Figuring Out Your Future
How do you move forward in your degree and your courses if you don’t have a career direction? Many students come to university without a final job or occupation in mind, or change their minds along the way – and that’s okay! Attend this session to learn about the career resources that will help you explore who you are, your interests, and how this relates to planning for university. Sessions are for admitted students only and are available throughout July. Contact Career Services at 204-474-9456 for more information or to register.

Summer University Advantage
Students looking to get a head start on their university studies can participate in Summer University Advantage and take the popular course Arts 1110 - Introduction to University over the summer. Arts 1110 – Introduction to University is designed to prepare incoming students of all achievement levels to make the transition to a university learning environment. This course counts for 3 credit hours and meets the Written English (W) requirement for most degree programs. You will also be introduced to a university lecture setting and participate in smaller break-out sessions where you can focus on developing your writing skills.

Qualico Bridge to Success Program
Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Metis) students are invited to join the Qualico Bridge to Success (QBTS) program. The goal of QBTS is to facilitate the transition of new Indigenous students to the University of Manitoba by offering pre-orientation programming, academic learning support, advising and special events.

International Orientation & Welcome Sessions
Studying in a new country can be both exciting and overwhelming. While you are adjusting to a new academic environment and new academic policies, you will also have to adjust to a new culture, new customs, new foods, a different climate, and to being away from your family and friends. Attending one of the International Centre’s Welcome Sessions will help you get your term off to a great start! These sessions have been designed specifically for international students and will help to ensure you have a successful transition to life in Winnipeg and to your studies at the U of M. Meet other students from Canada and around the world, learn about cultural differences in educational settings, get to know your academic rights and responsibilities, and learn about the services available to you on campus. All new international undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to attend one of these events.

Indigenous Welcome & Celebration
Join the Indigenous Student Centre for Indigenous Orientation! Take part in fun activities, connect with student groups and learn about Indigenous cultures, and then head over to Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge for lunch and networking.  All activities are free and open to the public – everyone is welcome!



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