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Summer Welcome 2023

To help you get ready for the start of Summer term

The beginning of a new term is always exciting, but what makes Summer 2023 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 information 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 UM students. 

We are so happy that you are joining us, new Bisons! Welcome to the University of Manitoba and 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 or call 204-474-7423.

May 5, 2023 Summer Welcome Day

Join us for an event on campus that was designed just for YOU! Take in helpful information sessions, get to know other students through fun activities and enjoy a free lunch. 

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 5, 2023 | 10 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. | 200 Fletcher Argue

9:30 A.M. CST | Check-in and Welcome | 200 Fletcher Argue Bldg

Bring your WaitWell QR code to check in at room 200, Fletcher Argue Building.  

Helpful note: There is a lot of construction around campus right now, so it’s a good idea to give yourself some extra time to find parking.

10:00 A.M. CST| First Six Weeks: Your Guide to a Successful First Term

Did you know that the first six weeks of university are crucial to your success? Research shows that many university students across the world drop out after six weeks. That’s why we’re sharing our guide to the first six weeks with you. It’s based on research but it’s full of practical tips that you can use right away. This session will give you an understanding of the challenges that students often face and how to prepare yourself to meet those challenges. You can do it!

11:15 A.M. CST | Study Smarter, Not Harder: How to Study at University

Study skills need to be tailored to your specific courses and other commitments. There is no one-size fits all approach. That’s okay, though – we will teach you how to get started and share all of the awesome campus resources that are here to support you. Did you know your tuition fees have already paid for access to trained tutors? You will learn about tutoring services and more in this session.

12:15 P.M. CST | Free Lunch 

It wouldn’t be a great event without some free food! You won’t want to miss out!

1:30 P.M. CST | Campus Tour

The Student Life office has designed an informative self-guided tour so that you can take things at your own pace! No need to worry about keeping up with a large tour group or struggling to remember all the places you’ve stopped. Whether you’re looking to find the buildings your classrooms are in or you’re hoping for a more general tour of key student services, we’ve got you covered. You’ll love getting to the know the campus in the way that works best for you and you’ll feel so much more relaxed before your first day of classes!

Opens April 18, 2023 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 account with instructions on how to access UM Essentials, once you have been enrolled in the course. UM Essentials opens April 17, 2023.

May 2, 2023 | 10 A.M. - 3 P.M 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
  • About living in Winnipeg
  • Writing essentials for International students

March 20, 2023 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.