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Summer Orientation

To help you get ready for the start of Summer term

The beginning of a new term is always exciting, but what makes Summer 2024 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.

Thursday, May 2 | 9 a.m. (CDT) Summer Welcome Day

This virtual session has been created specifically to help you transition into university studies.  We’ll show you how, when, and where to get help, as well as a few tried and true tips for success.  

The session can be accessed online through Zoom and will start at 9:00 a.m.

  • Meeting ID: 679 4129 0060
  • Passcode: 555183

Opens April 22, 2024 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:

  • You will gain a basic understanding of the campus layout and know where to ask for help if you get lost (it's a big place; it happens to everyone).
  • You will gain experience with UMLearn, which is the most commonly used platform for submitting assignments and accessing course content.
  • You will be able to describe the university learning environment and you will know what professors will expect from you in your courses.
  • You will be able to identify key support services available to students and how to access them.
  • You will understand the rights and responsibilities you have as a member of the UM community.

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 , 2022.

Friday, May 3, 2024 | 12:30 - 4:30 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

Detailed schedule and Registration

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.