University 1—your plan, your way

University 1 offers a unique approach to your first year of university studies, giving you the opportunity to design an individualized schedule that meets the admission and/or first year requirements for one or more target degree programs. This approach allows you to study multiple subject areas, or focus on a specific path.

All of the courses you take in University 1 can become part of your degree program. So go ahead, explore and find your passion!

The First Year Centre—first year for all

Making decisions about your first year can be challenging when there are so many choices and opportunities. The First Year Centre provides you with guidance to help you figure it out!

As a first year student in U1 or any degree program, First Year Centre academic advisors are here to support you. Academic advisors will:

  • Provide informed advice so you can make educated decisions about your future
  • 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
  • Provide a first point of contact and referrals to other university offices

Offered 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.

The First Year Planning Guide encompasses everything you need to know to get a good start in planning for university. The guide demonstrates different approaches to selecting from over 200 introductory-level courses; it directs you on how to plan your schedule, create a timetable that fits your lifestyle, and register for your courses. In addition, the First Year Planning Guide provides a self-study in career exploration and valuable information on student supports.

View the First Year Planning Guide here:

University 1 First Year Centre, 205 Tier Building, Phone: 204-474-6209, Fax: 204-474-7659, Email:

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

It introduces you to campus culture, academic resources and educational opportunities that will get you involved, connected and confident from day one.

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