New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation - September 3, 2019

Information and registration will be available in Summer 2019.

New Student Orientation is one of the largest events on campus, involving over 6,000 students, staff, and volunteers. This event is primarily for new undergraduate students to the Fort Garry campus, who are starting in September. This event will introduce you to the Fort Garry campus and prepare you for university life with academic sessions and workshops, and provide a fun opportunity to meet fellow students!


Some common questions:

Do I need to watch the Online Orientation videos, and attend the in-person Orientation?

Yes! The Online Orientation series of videos, and the in-person sessions and events are designed to complement each other, not replace each other. Both have important information, tips and resources to start you off with success.

I attended Head Start. Do I need to attend New Student Orientation?

Yes! Head Start is offered to new incoming students each year in June. During the event, guests are presented with information about what students can do to prepare for the start of Fall Term, and what to expect from their university experience in general.

However, once fall is here, there is a lot of additional information you need to know once you're registered for classes! You will also learn information that is important to your academic career now that you're starting classes. You may even see some familiar faces from Head Start to reconnect with!

My faculty has contacted me about a separate Orientation event, how do I get more information about that?

If you are going to be a student in School of Art or Asper School of Business, you will be taking part in some of New Student Orientation with the rest of your classmates, and some faculty-specific programming. If you are joining the Faculty of Science, Family Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Health Program or Faculty of Engineering, you will be participating in a separate Orientation with your faculty. Contact your faculties directly if you have any questions.

What is the All About U Expo?

The All About U Expo happens during New Student Orientation, and allows new students to interact with many on-campus departments and services, as well as off-campus partners, that are here to help you during your academic career. You can find the expo just outside of UMSU University Centre. The Expo is exactly what it sounds like; it's all about YOU! Explore the campus and learn what each booth has to offer. There are loads of free giveaways and information to pick-up, as well as interactive activities to get to know your new on-campus community better. The Expo is a fantastic event to see what we have to offer!

Still have questions?  Visit our FAQ page!



Last updated: November 8, 2018