First Year Students

New to the Faculty of Arts (first year and transfer students)


New student orientation

Join us for UM Prep Week and Welcome Day to learn more about your new Faculty and what you can expect as a new student in Arts. Watch videos of past events to learn more about our many areas of study.

Introduction to Arts

Have you ever heard of the term ‘Humanities’? What about ‘Interdisciplinary Studies’? Or ‘Social Sciences’?
What areas of study do they include? View our sessions below to learn about the majors and minors we offer in each. We’ll also share what you can expect from your classes, professors and your new Faculty.
Intro to the Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies

Intro to the Social Sciences
Want to get a closer look at some of the main areas of study in the Faculty of Arts? Check out the playlist below for all of the areas we’ve covered with professors. Learn about what the area of study offers, explore some cool courses and hear about potential occupations after graduation.
Arts areas of study

Welcome Day for new Arts students

Meet the Dean and fellow Arts students on Welcome Day. Hear tips on how to survive your first year as a Faculty of Arts student at the University of Manitoba. Then, the Arts Student Body Council (ASBC) will take students on a scavenger hunt through the Arts buildings to help you learn about your new surroundings.

Meet in Room 231 Isbister Building before 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 6th. After the session, you'll head over to the main UM Welcome Ceremony at Investors Group Athletic Centre. 

Register for the September 6, 2022 session