2024-2025 First Year Planning Guide

To start preparing for university, check out the First Year Planning Guide. This online document has essential information on how to select and register for your courses, and it’s your best resource for planning your first year.

2024 Summer Term Planning Guide

2024 Get Ready to Register

Get Ready to Register - Fall 2024 & Winter 2025

Get Ready to Register is designed specifically to help all new students make choices and decisions about target degree programs, course selection, and registration in classes. Whether you have a specific program in mind or are considering your options, we’ve got you covered! Watching both Get Ready to Register sessions will give you the tools you need to plan and register for your first year.

Part 1: How to Choose Your First-Year Courses
View a recording of Part 1 below. This session will help you make decisions about your target degree program, select your first year courses, and create a customized course plan.

Part 2: Timetabling and Registration
View a recording of Part 2 below. This session will help you build a customized timetable and learn the steps to register in UM classes.




How Do I

How do I accept my offer of admission?

You will be notified by e-mail when UM has made an official admission decision about your application. 

  • Log into the application portal and view the admission deadline about your application
  • If you have received an admission officer, your letter of offer will be available within the online application portal. Follow the steps in that letter to accept your offer

Who do I contact if I have questions about my application or admission to UM?

You can connect with Admissions at:

Undergraduate Admissions
424 UMSU University Centre (campus map)
1-800-224-7713, ext. 8808

How do I claim my UM Net ID?

Go to Claim Your ID to start the process of claiming your UM Net ID.

Your UM Net ID will give you access to:

  • Your student e-mail (@myumanitoba.ca)
  • Campus Wi-Fi
  • UM Learn
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Online library resources
  • And more

What if I have trouble logging into my UM e-mail account?

If you have trouble logging into your UM e-mail account, connect with UM’s IST (Informative Services and Technology) Service Desk:

IST Service Desk
123 Fletcher Argue (campus map)
Online chat
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-8:00 pm (CDT/CST).

How do I get my Student ID card?

You can get your Student ID card at the Photo ID Centre in the Registrar’s Office (fourth floor UMSU University Centre). Remember to bring a piece of government-issued photo ID (ex. driver’s license, passport).

How do I get my U-Pass (bus pass?)

Visit the UMSU Service Centre (first floor UMSU University Centre) to get your U-Pass. Remember to bring your Student ID card.

How do I get a parking pass?

You can purchase a parking pass through the Parking Portal. To log into the Parking Portal, you will need to have claimed your UM Net ID.

Please review the Student Parking website for important info, such as the cost of parking passes and the dates for when parking passes will be available for purchase.

How do I get proof of registration?

After you’ve registered for courses, you can order an enrolment verification letter for proof of registration.

If you have further questions about your enrolment verification letter, please contact:

Registrar’s Office
400 UMSU University Centre (campus map)  
(If you are visiting in-person, you are required to check in to the virtual queue)


How do I get my booklist?

Before classes begin, you can check your booklist on Aurora by going to:

  • Enrolment & Academic Records
  • Student Records
  • View Booklist

Please note: For some courses, booklists may not be available until late August.

How do I buy my textbooks?

You can order your textbooks through the UM Bookstore.  The Bookstore has put together these helpful instructions for how to order your textbooks online.

How do I get a locker?

Locker rentals are managed by Student Councils and Associations on campus, usually in the first few weeks of each term. After checking the campus map and deciding which building you’d like to rent a locker in, contact the association responsible for that building for more info.

Arts (Tier, Isbister, Greenhouse Café tunnel, Tier-Drake connection)

Science (Allen, Armes, Duff Roblin, Parker, Machray)

St. Paul’s College

St. John’s College

How do I order a transcript?

You can order a transcript online through Aurora. If you have questions about ordering your transcript, contact:

Registrar’s Office (Transcripts)
400 UMSU University Centre (campus map)
(For in-person, you are required to check in to the virtual queue)  

I got locked out of my Aurora account. How do I get it unlocked?

To regain access to your Aurora account, please create a ticket with IST to Reset or change your password, and select Log in as a Guest.

How do I transfer in AP/IB credit?

To transfer in AP/IB credit you may have earned in high school:

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First Year Centre
205 Tier Building
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

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Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)