The Faculty of Arts invites you to take advantage of the wide-ranging supports and opportunities available to you throughout your degree program. Achieve success with the help of academic advisors and student awards and funding. Broaden your learning experience through co-op programs, exchange opportunities and participation in student clubs and student research.
We can help you at every step of your journey. Here are resources to navigate the academic, financial and personal aspects of life in the Faculty of Arts.
Our Arts Academic Advisors are your primary resource for degree planning. Both Canadian and international students can contact us for:
- degree planning
- declarations and program changes
- confirming graduation requirements
- a program status check using UMAchieve, our degree audit software
- information about a wide variety of helpful campus resources
Many of your requests may require a form to be completed for action to be taken. Please refer to Student forms for forms you can submit by email.
Contact Arts Advising Services
Our normal hours of operation for in-person, phone and online services are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
In your email, be sure to include your first and last name, UM student number and a detailed description of your question(s) to provide us with as much information as possible to assist you. Please review the university's suggestions on email etiquette.
Drop-in and pre-booked appointments
- You can join the in-person drop in queue or book a future appointment by clicking the appropriate button above, using the kiosk outside of our office (134 Fletcher Argue) or scanning the QR code posted around campus.
- The drop-in queue allows you to reserve a place in line to meet with one of our staff same-day for in-person assistance.
- Once in the queue, you will be notified via text message and/or email of your place in line, your expected wait time and when to arrive to the office.
- If you are booking a same-day drop-in meeting and are not yet on campus, select the "not yet on campus" button and when you arrive on campus text 2 to confirm your arrival to activate your reserved spot.
- The "book an appointment" button allows you to book an in-person, virtual or phone appointment for a future date.
- Appointments may be limited. If you cannot find a time or type of appointment for your needs, contact us by email or phone and we will assist you.
Important note regarding 2022/23 course registration:
Due to the time-sensitive nature of registration, we advise all students to use UM Achieve as your first resource for course selection and planning.
If you are uncertain on how to read or interpret your audit, please review the Faculty of Arts UM Achieve Guidelines.
If you have questions about the courses listed in your audit, email your specific questions to an Arts advisor for review and response.
Contacting our office by phone or chat may help you to understand your audit results without the need to await a full program check.
UM Achieve includes many, but not all, Faculty of Arts programs. Students who cannot use UM Achieve, will need to use the Academic Calendar or have an email consult with an Arts Advisor.
Specifically, the following student types cannot use UM Achieve due to system limitations:
Students admitted as second degree
Students in the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree (BAIS)
Students in any Double General, Advanced or Honours degrees
If your program is not in UM Achieve, please identify this in your email's subject line to allow for the most efficient response time.
For more advising options, refer to UM-wide Academic advising.
Tap into the faculty’s resources to help you plan your career and connect with employers through career fairs and job postings.
Explore your career options with Career Compass
Map out your career pathway from the start of your academic journey. If you are undecided about a career or would like to start planning for your chosen occupation, you can contact the Career Services Centre for help.
Explore ways to connect with Arts and the student community while completing your degree. Enrich your University experience by getting involved with a student group, student leadership, volunteer work, student council, advocacy and governance or research.
Faculty of Arts student groups
Gain a sense of community by joining an Arts student group or club in your department or program. Practice your language skills, learn about different cultures, gain professional insights and graduate school tips, form study groups and increase your social network with other students.
You can submit the following forms by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To complete a fillable form, you must open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader. In web browsers with a built-in PDF reader, right or secondary click the form and download it to open it in Adobe. After completing the form, save it to your computer. To submit it, email the form as an attachment.
Download Adobe Acrobat.
Registration and course-related
Transfer credit for written English requirement
Please send the Request to evaluate transfer credit for written English requirement and appropriate course materials to email@example.com.
Please do not submit a request if your materials do not clearly meet the requirements detailed on the form. If you have questions about submitting your request for an evaluation of the UM written English requirement, please contact the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media.
Transfer credit for Indigenous content requirement
Please send the Request to evaluate transfer credit for Indigenous Content Requirement (ICR) and appropriate course materials to Arts_Inquiry@umanitoba.ca. The evaluation criteria used by the ICR Committee can be found on page 2 of the form.
Faculty of Arts - Student Services Office
Room 134 Fletcher Argue Building
15 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada