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Summer Welcome 2022

To help you get ready for the start of Summer term

The beginning of a new term is always exciting, but what makes Summer 2022 more special is that YOU are now joining us as a UM student! We’ve got a number of activities planned to provide you with all the info you’ll need as you begin your university studies. Discover all the great supports we have at UM, get academic prep, and explore opportunities to connect with other students at UM. 

We are so happy that you are joining us, new Bisons! Welcome to the University of Manitoba! Welcome to the Herd!
 

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity. Accessibility accommodations and/or disability related supports are available for all events. Contact student_accessibility@umanitoba.ca or call 204-474-7423.

March 6, 2022 Summer Welcome Day

The beginning of a new term is always exciting, but what makes Summer 2022 more special is that YOU are now joining us as a UM student! Summer Welcome Day provides all the info you’ll need as you begin your university studies. Discover all the great supports we have available at UM, get academic prep, and explore the many student communities available to you at UM. 

We are so happy that you are joining us, new Bisons! Welcome to the University of Manitoba! Welcome to the Herd!

Sessions are designed specifically to help you transition into university studies. Summer Welcome will: 

  • connect you with advisors, other students and share tips and tricks as you begin your classes 
  • help develop your academic writing, time management, and study skills
  • introduce you to UM resources where you can find help and support
  • help you explore all that the UM has to offer, both inside and outside the classroom!

Summer Welcome : May 6, 2022

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Ready Set Go!

The Ready, Set, Go! Presentation will serve as a starting place for students beginning their first term at UM. Join First Year Centre advisors to learn what you should expect as you begin courses at UM. We’ll talk about the differences between high school and university, First Year Centre resources, UM Learn, email etiquette, important dates, and more! By the end of the presentation, students should feel confident tackling their first day of classes.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | 3 R's to Success: Rights Responsibilities and Respect at the U of M

Being a new university student is an exciting time, filled with new experiences and situations. However, along with new situations, come new expectations. In this session, you will learn more about your rights as a student, as well as your responsibilities and expectations for maintaining a climate of respect at the UM.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | Study Smarter, Not Harder

In this session, we'll cover active learning strategies that you can use to make the most of your studying during the Summer term.

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM | Understanding Assignment Instructions

Prepare to write academic essays by discussing example assignment instructions and talking to experienced students about what they have learned about writing at the university.

Opens April 12, 2022 UM Essentials

You’ve registered for courses and now it’s time to complete UM Essentials!

UM Essentials is intended to help you prepare for your studies at the University of Manitoba. After complete UM Essentials you will be able to:

  • Explain your rights and responsibilities as a new student joining the University of Manitoba community.
  • Locate resources for navigating all areas of life as a new student.
  • Identify and implement strategies for effective online learning.
  • Summarize expectations for academic work.
  • Recognize opportunities for personal skill development and community engagement.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using UM Learn.

All first year students must complete UM Essentials.  You will receive an email to your @myumanitoba.ca account with instructions on how to access UM Essentials, once you have been enrolled in the course. UM Essentials opens April 12, 2022.

May 4, 5, 9, 12, 31 International Centre Orientation

We have organized a Spring Welcome Session to help you prepare for life as an international student. You’ll find out about:

  • The University of Manitoba and the International Centre
  • Canadian culture and the academic culture at UM
  • Indigenous history and reconciliation in Canada
  • International student health insurance
  • Renting housing in Winnipeg
  • Writing essentials for International students

March 29, 2022 Get Ready to Register for Summer

This session introduces you to the Summer Term Planning Guide, the primary tool you will use for course selection for the Summer Term. Get Ready to Register for Summer is designed to help students make good decisions around course selection and registration. Summer Term is unique because most courses are offered in a condensed format. This makes it critical to be strategic with your course selection and course load. We’ll guide you through the process, so you’ll feel confident making choices that work for you.

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