Daytime Program – Schools

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SCHOOL GROUPS: Register your students or your school group to attend the daytime program at Open House 2019. All registered schools will be provided with daytime program information to provide to students in advance of Open House 2019. Click here to register your school group for the daytime program.

STUDENTS & PARENTS: If you wish to attend daytime program activities on your own, outside of a school group, please register to receive the full daytime event program and parking information in advance of your visit. Click here to register as an individual student for the daytime program.

To view the 2019 Daytime Program and schedule of activities (PDF), click here.

Open House activities are most suitable for high school students in Grade 11, but all ages of students are welcome to attend.

Planning Your Day

All open house events and activities are held on the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry Campus in south Winnipeg. School groups and students should proceed directly to UMSU University Centre upon arrival to campus.

Free parking is available for buses and individual vehicles in the "Q" student parking lot. Event volunteers will be on-site to help you get to UMSU University Centre from the parking area.

Once at UMSU University Centre, students can choose to attend presentations and tours or talk one-on-one with staff and students in our Information Village. Our recreation facilities are also open throughout the day for student use.

Presentations and Tours

A variety of sample university classes, faculty presentations, tours, and other activities are offered at our open house. These happen in different timeslots throughout the day, between 9:00am and 2:00pm. Most sessions are about 30 – 45 minutes in length.

Students interested in attending a presentation or tour should wait at the appropriate grouping station for the presentation in UMSU University Centre. Grouping stations are located throughout the 1st floor of UMSU University Centre near the Main Stage. Event volunteers will accompany students from the grouping stations to the sessions of their choice. Be sure to be at the grouping station for your chosen presentation or tour five minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Students are not required to register for individual presentations or tours – simply be at the specified grouping station for the presentation or tour you have selected prior to its start time and event volunteers will take you there.

Information Village

Our Information Village is open throughout the day and is a convenient, one-stop resource for students to learn more about the different academic programs and services offered by the U of M. Visit the different booths throughout the 2nd floor of UMSU University Centre to learn more about our programs and talk one-on-one with staff, professors, and current U of M students. All of the university’s academic programs are represented here.

Indigenous Community Events

Students and school groups can stop by the Indigenous Community booth on the 2nd floor of UMSU University Centre to connect with the Indigenous Student Recruitment team and Indigenous students or to participate in Indigenous Community Tours. Offered throughout the day, these tours will allow students and school groups to explore the U of M campus through a personalized group tour. An Indigenous Community presentation and meet and greet with staff from the Indigenous Student Centre will be hosted in Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge at 2:00pm. We look forward to meeting you!

Free All-Day Access to Our Athletic Facilities

Students can use our recreation facilities at Open House for free! Bring your gym gear and play basketball with friends, swim in the pool, or check out our workout area in the Active Living Centre. To access our fitness and recreation facilities, go to the Customer Service Desk located on the main floor of the Active Living Centre. Photo ID and your Open House program are required for entry.

Counsellors’ Lounge

Located in Bistro 205 on the 2nd floor of UMSU University Centre, Counsellors’ Lounge is a place for counsellors and teachers to relax while their students attend Open House activities. Grab a coffee, check your email, and obtain our latest U of M publications.


Open House 2019 - Thursday, February 21. Daytime Program: 9:00am-2:00pm. Evening Program: 6:00pm-8:00pm