University 1—your plan, your way

University 1 offers the unique opportunity to plan for one or more target degree programs during your first year of university studies. This allows you to design your schedule to meet the admission and/or first year course requirements of your target program(s), meaning that you can focus on a specific path, or explore different areas. All of the courses you take in University 1 can become part of your degree program.

The First Year Centre—first year for all

As a first year student, there are many decisions and opportunities ahead of you, and getting started may require some guidance – whether you are starting in U1 or a faculty, the First Year Centre academic advisors are here to support you.

Advisors in the First Year Centre have created the First Year Planning Guide, your go-to resource as you get started with planning for your first year at the University of Manitoba. Use this guide to find out which courses to take in first year, how to plan your schedule, create your timetable, and register for courses.

View the First Year Planning Guide here: umanitoba.ca/firstyear

Good academic planning goes beyond registering for courses and our academic advisors are available throughout the year to:

  • Provide advice and information so you can set appropriate goals and make educated decisions
  • Answer questions about program and degree requirements, as well as university policies and procedures
  • Review your progress, evaluate your academic plans, and connect you to campus resources as needed
  • Provide assistance for support if you experience challenges or difficulties that affect your studies
  • Discuss the impacts of decisions before you take action

Learn more about meeting with an advisor: umanitoba.ca/firstyear/academic_advising

University 1 First Year Centre, 205 Tier Building, Phone: 204-474-6209, Fax: 204-474-7659, Email: university_1@umanitoba.ca


Arts 1110 (W): Introduction to University

Available to all first year students, ARTS 1110 (W) Introduction to University, is a first-year seminar course that is designed to help new students successfully transition into university.
This three credit hour course aims to improve your skills in academic writing, researching and critical thinking, while focusing on study strategies you will use across all disciplines throughout your university studies.


University 1's First 6 Weeks guide is delivered to your @myumanitoba inbox starting the first full week of classes.

The First 6 Weeks guide introduces you to campus culture, academic resources and educational opportunities that will get you involved, and feel connected and confident from day one.


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