Evening Parents Program

STUDENTS & PARENTS: Registration will open in November 2018. You will be provided with evening program information and parking details in advance of your visit.

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

Planning Your Evening

Students and parents can learn more about the University of Manitoba and meet representatives from our many academic programs as part of our evening program at Open House. The evening program is held in UMSU University Centre at the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry Campus in south Winnipeg. Students and parents should proceed directly to UMSU University Centre upon arrival to campus. Free parking is available in the "Q" student parking lot. Signage will be posted directing you to UMSU University Centre from the parking area.

Once at UMSU University Centre, visit the Information Village to connect with university representatives and to learn more about our many programs and services, or attend one of our special evening presentations. This is a come-and-go style event, so you can arrive and leave at any time you like between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

Information Village

Our Information Village is open for you to explore from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. All of the U of M's academic programs and most of our major service providers are represented here. Visit the different booths to learn more about our academic programs and talk one-on-one with staff, professors, and current U of M students. You'll also find areas focused on applying to university, admission requirements, scholarships and awards, and university services. See the booth maps in your evening program for a list of participating exhibitors.


Take a break from the Info Village to attend one of our special evening presentations for students and parents, offered at multiple times throughout the evening for your convenience. Meet for departure to presentations on the 1st Floor of UMSU University Centre near the Main Stage. Each presentation has a designated grouping station. Be here at least 5 minutes prior to the presentation start time. Staff and volunteers will accompany you to a lecture theatre for the presentation, and return you to the Main Stage after the presentation concludes. Presentations run for approximately 30 minutes. Be sure to be at the grouping station for your presentation five minutes prior to the presentation’s start time!

Preparing for University
Why choose the U of M? What should you be doing in high school to be prepared for university? In this presentation, we’ll talk about the timelines involved with university, from application to admission to choosing your classes, and what students (and parents) can do to be prepared.

Residence Tours
Tour our student residences and see examples of rooms, student lounges, and the dining hall.

Tips for Success:  Indigenous Students and Adult Learners at the U of M
The U of M is home to a thriving community of over 2,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit students, as well as numerous adult learners. Get some tips for what you can be doing right now to prepare yourself for success at university, and hear about some of our unique programs and services for Indigenous students and adult learners. 

Please note: Campus tours and program-specific presentations are not offered as part of the evening program, but are available as part of our daytime program. To view details about the daytime program, please click here.

Free 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 new 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.

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