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Welcome Day

September 6, 2022

We can't wait to see you on September 6, 2022!

The beginning of a new school year is always exciting, but what makes it more special is that YOU are now a UM student!  

Find out who to know and where to go for answers to the most common questions new UM students have. We know you’re new to this, so we’ve got your back! You’ll hear from students, advisors and support staff, faculty members and more. We all are dedicated to helping you succeed at UM, so don’t miss out on September 6.  

We are so happy that you have joined us, new Bisons!

Watch Welcome Day Invocation 


The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity. Accessibility accommodations and/or disability related supports are available for all events. Please contact Student Accessibility Services with 5 working days' notice with accommodation requests for Prep Week. Contact student_accessibility@umanitoba.ca or call 204-474-7423.

September 6 Schedule

Good news Bisons, UM Welcome Day is right around the corner! We have some great activities planned, but there will also be plenty of time in the day to connect with friends (old and new!), roam the Fort Garry campus, grab your free lunch, find your classrooms, check out the Info Fair, and have some fun, too! 

Don’t miss out! Check you @myumanitoba.ca email to find out when to arrive, where to go and how to get there. Your UM Welcome Day emails include your assigned Homeroom, it's location and how to get your QR code to use at check-in. 

Claim your QR Code and let us know you’ll be joining us on Welcome Day. If you were not assigned a homeroom or are not sure which room to select, just select 206 Tier. 

Last minute questions? Visit the Virtual Advising Help Centre or call 204-474-8242. 

Here’s what we have planned:

8:30 | Homeroom Check-in

Bring your QR Code and be sure to check-in at your Homeroom before 9 a.m. There will be Meeters and Greeters all over campus and directional signs to help you arrive on time! Please note, there is a lot of construction around campus so allow plenty of extra time to arrive. 

9:00 - 11:00 | Ready Set Go

Spend some time with experienced students who will fill you in on everything you’ll need to know over the next few weeks. You’ll have the chance to meet some future classmates, since your Homeroom includes students registered in the same courses/faculty as you. Your Homeroom Leaders will be able to answer any questions you may already have, and let you know where to find help if you have more questions later. 

Students admitted directly to the Faculty of Arts or the C.H. Riddell Faculty of Earth, Environment and Resources or the Price Faculty of Engineering, please see below.

11:30 - 12:00 | Welcome Ceremony (Investors Group Athletic Centre) featuring QX 104 FM Morning Show host Brody Jackson!

Join QX 104 FM Morning Show host and In Game Jets host Brody Jackson for some fun at the Welcome Ceremony. Come early for a chance to win prizes and score some free Bisons gear. We're excited to officially welcome all our new Bisons to UM! We want you to feel part of the herd from the very start, so we’ve invited special guests and UM VIPs to share their best advice for your time at university. The official opening of the academic year and the chance to show your Bison spirit awaits! 

12:00 | Free BBQ Lunch on the Pedway!

12:00 - 2:00 | Info Fair outside UMSU University Centre

Visit booths at the Info Fair outside UMSU University Centre and talk to staff and students, who will help answer your questions about all the supports and programs available to UM students!

2:00 | UMSU Games in the Quad

After lunch, check out the games set up in the Quad, brought to you by the University of Manitoba Students' Union (UMSU). Challenge your friends to tug-of-war or show your skill playing the life sized Jenga. Meet your UMSU student leaders and find out how you can get involved on campus. 

Are you new to the Faculty of Arts? Join your faculty on Welcome Day, Sept. 6 (9:00 a.m.) and meet fellow Arts students, the Dean and your Arts Student Body Council (ASBC). You'll learn what to expect from the Faculty of Arts and some tips and tricks on important things like how to connect with your profs or an academic advisor and where are the best study spots. Then, ASBC will lead you on a scavenger hunt to help you learn to navigate the Arts buildings. Plus, you can win some great prizes just for being there! Click here for more information!  

Are you new to the Riddell Faculty? Join your faculty on Welcome Day, Sept. 6 (9:00 a.m.). Meet your fellow students and faculty/staff at room 223 Wallace Building. There will be free coffee and baked goods. You will see presentations from faculty, staff, advisors and students and find out how you can get involved from Riddell student organizations. Take a tour with an upper year student then we will all walk over to the Welcome Ceremony at the Investor's Group Athletic Centre. We can't wait to meet you!

Are you new to the Price Faculty of Engineering? Join your faculty on Welcome Day, Sept. 6 (8:00 a.m.). Meet the great faculty, staff and students for information sessions in the morning then head over to Investor's Group Athletic Centre for the Welcome Ceremony. Please be sure to check your @myumanitoba.ca email for your invitation to EngO. Specifically for new PFOE students, EngO provides you with information and opportunities unique to Engineering. Meet your group in the Engineering, Information, Technology Complex Atrium on Sept. 6, 2022 (8 a.m.)

Co-Curricular Record - what you need to know

You can get formal recognition for all of your learning and start adding to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) before you even start your classes! The CCR is an official document that summarizes each student's participation in university-approved activities that aren't for academic credit.

Three requirements are all that you need to qualify for Orientation co-curricular recognition

  1. Full participation in Prep Week,
  2. Completion of UM Essentials, and
  3. Participation in Welcome Day.

Full participation in Prep Week is defined as participating in a minimum of five sessions. Keep in mind the following:

  • streaming the live official Welcome Ceremony, and;
  • attending the “Ready, Set, Go!” session by the First Year Centre.

Once you view / attend, and reflect on these sessions, you will have completed the Welcome Day requirements for co-curricular recognition!