students chatting in the Welcome to the herd event

Fall Orientation

Get ready for the start of your academic journey

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.

Campus Tours

Tour the whole Fort Garry campus or specific buildings.
Find the tour that's right for you.

  • Tours for July and August 2024 will be posted at a later date. Check back regularly and register per instructions below.

    Registration is through UMConnect, the UM experiential learning, career and event portal for students.

    To register, click the tour you want to attend.
    A new tab will open to log into UM Connect, enter your UM Email and password (if you do not have your email address yet, follow the steps on the Claim ID page).
    Click the blue 'Register for this event' button.

    Prospective students consdering UM can check out these in-person and virtual tour options.

Summer skill building

Opportunities offered by different offices and faculties to help you develop specific skills in preparation for your first year at UM.

2024/25 academic year session start date coming soon UM Essentials

UM Essentials, along with other orientation activities, is intended to help you prepare for your studies at the University of Manitoba.

2024/25 course start date coming in Spring 2024

You’ve accepted your offer, registered for your classes, claimed your UM Net ID and now it’s time to complete UM Essentials! UM Essentials introduces you to the supports and resources available to UM students and through completing UM Essentials, you will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the campus layout and important locations;
  • Gain experience with UMLearn, the course management system at UM;
  • Learn about the ‘university learning environment’ and know what your professors will expect from you in your courses;
  • Learn about key support services available to students and how to access them;
  • Find out how to get involved in the UM campus community;
  • Understand the rights and responsibilities that you have a student.
  • All new students are expected to complete UM Essentials.

You will receive an email to your email when you have been enrolled in the course. We do enrollments once a week.

All first year students must complete UM Essentials.

After completing 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.

August 7, 2024 Welcome to the Herd

This UM Orientation event, designed especially for those who are new to the UM Fort Garry campus, offers activities that will introduce you to the spaces, places, opportunities and supports available to all UM students.

Join us at the Fort Garry campus on August 7 for the first University of Manitoba Orientation event designed for newly admitted UM students starting this fall. Students are invited to bring parents/supporters or a friend for an evening of sessions and tours to help navigate the beginning of their university adventure. 

More details to come Spring 2024

August 27 - 29, 2024 Prep Week

Prep week provides new students with an opportunity to participate in online prep sessions and to explore the UM Campus one week before Welcome Day and the commencement of the Fall Term.

From August 27 - 29, get some tips for understanding academic reading and writing, take a campus tour, get your student card and Winnipeg Transit UPass before the rush.

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 two (2) working days’ notice with accommodation requests for Prep Week. Contact or call 204-474-7423.

September 3, 2024 Welcome Day

Roam with us on Welcome Day!

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 3.

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, find your classrooms and have some fun, too! 

Our Sponsors

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors!
Your support helps to welcome new UM students to our campuses and set them up for success as they start their studies at UM.

More important resources for your first year

Questions about any Fall Orientation programming? Connect via email.

Orientation Team
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB Canada