Orientation Events

The University of Manitoba is a large and diverse community comprised of many students, faculty and staff members who are here to share in your education and experiences. Whether it’s your first time on campus, or just the first day of studies in a new program, we hope that you feel comfortable and connected to your community.

UM Orientation 2019 is a brand new program designed just for you, our future U of M students! Throughout the summer we’ll have programming to help get you ready for September. Be sure to check out the links on the right for details on everything you need to succeed!

Please see below for all events and activities taking place.

Your online guide to success as a new U of M student! More info.

Learn what happens after accepting your offer of admission! More info.

Gain tips to help you succeed in September! More info.

Connect with your faculty and other students, and visit the All About U Expo! More info.

Looking for assistance putting a timetable together or have questions about how to use the Aurora registration system? Attend one of the 'Get Ready To Register' sessions offered by the First Year Centre.

Sessions will address:

  • How to schedule your courses using the University timetable
  • How to use the Aurora registration system
  • Full-time vs Part-time studies
  • Time management
  • Getting help in your first year

Drop by any one of the sessions; there is no need to register. In order to get the most out of the session, be sure to review the First Year Planning Guide and download a blank timetable planning form. This will provide context for the information provided and allow you to ask specific questions.

Tuesday, July 2, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
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Wednesday, July 3, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
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Thursday, July 4, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
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Friday, July 5 12:00 - 1:00 pm
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Monday, July 8, 12:00 - 1:00 pm & 3:30 - 4:30 pm
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Tuesday July 9, 12:00 - 1:00 pm & 3:30 - 4:30 pm
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How do you know what courses to take at university if you don’t have a career direction? Many students come to university without a final job or occupation in mind, or change their minds along the way – and that’s okay! Attend this session to learn about the career resources that will help you explore who you are, your interests, and how this relates to planning for university.

Session dates and times:

  • Wednesday, July 3, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 4, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Friday, July 5, 9:30 -11:30 am
  • Monday, July 8, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 9, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Please call Career Services to register for this session, 204 474-9456.

Start your first class sooner and get an edge. Earn university credit while getting acquainted with the learning environment of the University of Manitoba. As a U of M student who has been admitted for the Fall 2019 term, you have the opportunity to begin your studies in Summer Session through taking the sought-after first-year seminar course entitled ARTS 1110 – Introduction to University.

2019 Dates & Times

Introduction to University (ARTS 1110)

  • Classes will be held from July 29 - August 24, 2019.
  • Classes will be held on Mondays - Thursdays from 10:00 am - 12:45 pm.
  • The University is closed on August 5 for Terry Fox Day. Class will not be held on that day.
  • Final exam will be held on August 24 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration is required: please visit the Summer University Advantage webpage for more information.

Indigenous students are invited to join the Qualico Bridge to Success program offered by the Indigenous Student Centre. One of the program options is to attend a Qualico Boot Camp. At this event, students will get detailed information about Indigenous Student Centre and campus resources, meet other new Indigenous students, staff members and faculty, as well as take part in a note taking and mock lecture session. There is no cost to attend and attendees will be provided with lunch, parking passes (or bus reimbursement) and giveaways!

Students can choose one of the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 24, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 4, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Learn more, apply to Qualico Bridge to Success, and choose a boot camp date here.

Writing Academic Papers

Learn how to write papers for undergraduate university courses. Topics include understanding writing assignments, finding sources, establishing a writing focus, and referencing.

  • Thursday, August 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Developing Successful Academic Skills

Learn essential strategies and skills needed for university coursework. Topics include managing time, taking useful class notes, using textbooks effectively and preparing for exams.

  • Thursday, August 29, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

August 27 & 28

International Student Orientation & Welcome Programming

Studying in a new country can be both exciting and overwhelming. While you are adjusting to a new academic environment and new academic policies, you will also have to adjust to a new culture, new customs, new foods, a different climate, and to being away from your family and friends.

Attending International Student Orientation will help you get your term off to a great start! The orientation and welcome programs have been designed specifically for international students and will help to ensure you have a successful transition to life in Winnipeg and to your studies at the U of M. All new international students are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information and registration, please click here.

At the International Student Welcome Session you can expect to:

  • Meet other students from Canada and around the world
  • Get information to help you get settled in Winnipeg
  • Learn about cultural differences in educational settings
  • Get to know your academic rights and responsibilities
  • Learn about the services available to you on campus.

Join the Indigenous Student Centre on Wednesday, September 11 for Indigenous Orientation! Take part in fun activities, connect with student groups and learn about Indigenous cultures, and then head over to Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge for lunch and networking.

All activities are free and open to the public – everyone is welcome!

  • September 11