Evening Parents Program

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STUDENTS & PARENTS: Click here to register for the evening program at Open House 2019. You will be provided with evening program information and parking details in advance of your visit.

To view the 2019 Evening 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 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 throughout the 2nd floor of UMSU University Centre 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, first-year planning, and university services.

Evening Presentations

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 - 40 minutes. Be sure to be at the grouping station for your presentation five minutes prior to the presentation’s start time!

Preparing for University: 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm
Meet at Grouping Stations A & B – 1st Floor, UMSU University Centre
What is a typical day at university like? What kinds of things should you be doing to be prepared? Join us for an inside look at the University of Manitoba as we walk you through a day in the life of our students. Explore the resources you can use to apply for admission and choose your courses, hear from parents of U of M students, and learn more about the opportunities that await you at the U of M.

Residence Tours: 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Meet at Grouping Station C – 1st Floor, UMSU University Centre
Tour our student residences and see examples of rooms, student lounges, and the dining hall.

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.

Indigenous Community Booth

Students, family and friends are encouraged to 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. Staff will be on hand to help guide you through the Information Village and answer specific questions regarding the Indigenous community on campus, funding options, how to get involved at university, and admission requirements. We look forward to meeting you!

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 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