New student orientation
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Virtual Tour
Next steps for new students
How do I know which courses to take to fulfil my program requirements and that I'm registered in the correct courses?
Program information and recommended progressions are available in the “Diploma requirements” section of our Diploma advising page.
How does the UM determine a full-time or part-time student status?
Diploma students should note these requirements defer from government student loans and should refer to their student loan information for course load requirements.
Student status is determined by the number of credit hours in each term (Fall and Winter). In the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, a student who is registered in a 60% course load which is a minimum of 9 credit hours in each term is considered to be a full time student. Therefore, a student with less than 9 credit hours is considered to be a part time student.
Please note that the definition of full-time and part-time status may vary depending on offices / institutions. To be eligible for most scholarships students will need to have an 80% course load of 12 credit hours in Fall and 12 credit hours in Winter.
International Students should consult with the International Centre regarding their course load requirements for their visas, etc.
Career and student involvement
How to stay up-to-date with FAFS and UM events?
How can I get involved with student clubs and organizations?
We are home to some of the most active student groups and clubs on campus, which provides extensive opportunities for fun and non-academic skills development.
Some student organization, volunteer and club experience may be eligible to be added to your Co-Curricular Record.
How can I find volunteer opportunities?
Volunteering is excellent way to gain the skills and experience to reach your academic and career goals. Some UM resources include:
External UM resources:
Check your emails
First year student resources
Agricultural and Food Sciences Student Services Office
160 Agriculture Building | 66 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6 Canada