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UM COVID-19 Campus Protocols

Stay home if you are sick, and follow UM’s health and safety protocols.
Remember, when you visit the UM campuses the following applies:
- Updated UM COVID protocols apply on all campuses until the end of Summer Term.
- Masks are required in all indoor spaces: KN95 strongly recommended, minimum standard is 3-ply medical ASTM Grade 2.


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The sessions will start at 9:30 a.m. CST. There will be directional signs and volunteers available to answer your questions and help you find your way to your first session. The sessions, Campus Tours and Info Fair will take place at the heart of campus in or around UMSU University Centre (UMSU UC), the EITC (Engineering Information Technology Complex) and Helen Glass Centre for Nursing. See below for the session schedule and locations.

Sessions will include presentations about:

  • Choosing first year courses 
  • Key UM student supports
  • Career Services
  • The transition from high school to university 

You can also take a Campus Tour with student tour guides, who will show you all the most important spots on campus. Tours will leave from UMSU University Centre throughout the morning. 

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!

Food will be available to purchase in UMSU University Centre at Campo, Starbucks and GPA's on the lower level and Degrees Diner on the third floor.

Stop by the UM Bookstore to stock up on UM gear while you're on campus.

Parking:We recommend parking in Q Lot on event day.  Most UM surface lots are free of charge on weekends (with some exceptions - pay attention to signs). Paid parking ($12/day) is also available in the Parkade, which is connected to UMSU University Centre.  

Session Schedule

Career Planning Kickstart, Highschool vs. University (Student Edition and Parents/Supporter's Edition) and Student Supports sessions will run three times, concurrently, starting at 9:30a.m., 11:30a.m. and  12:30p.m. in their respective lecture hall.

All Faculty sessions and Get Ready to Register will only run once, starting at 10:30a.m. in their respective lecture hall.

Please click a session title below for the location and a full description of the session.

Career Planning Kickstart

Times offered:
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m

Multipurpose Room 1
Room 220 (Russell) and 224a (St.Anne), UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Figuring out where your career is headed is a process. This session will outline key considerations, prompt you to explore your preferences and start to introduce you to the many occupational options that exist. We will outline important resources and detail steps you can take on your own. Career Services is here to help you every step of the way, let’s get started today!

High School vs. University (Parent/Supporter’s Edition)

Times offered:
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m

Room 260, Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
89 Curry Place, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

The differences between high school and university often take students (and their families) by surprise.  Family support is an important factor in academic success, so join the First Year Centre staff to learn helpful strategies which will support your student as they transition into university studies.

High School vs. University (Student Edition)

Times offered:
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m

Room E3-270 EITC, Engineering and Information Technology Complex
75 Chancellors Circle, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Of course you expect university to be different from high school….but what’s it really like?  Meet some upper-level students who will give you a sneak peek at what’s ahead and let you know the real deal about studying at UM.

Student Supports

Times offered:
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m

Multipurpose Room 2
Room 210 (Killarney) and 214 (Neepawa), UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

As a university student, many new and unexpected personal and academic challenges may arise. UM has a variety of support services available to assist you in managing these challenges so you can be successful. Join us to hear how these resources can help you and the ways you can connect with Student Support offices.

Get Ready to Register (two concurrent sessions), Times offered: 10:30 a.m.

Times offered:
10:30 a.m.

Room 260, Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
89 Curry Place, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Robert B. Schultz lecture theatre
Room 172, St. John's College
92 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M5 Canada

For University 1 and any other interested students.
Get Ready to Register is designed specifically to help all new students make choices and decisions about target programs, course selection and registration in classes. Whether you have a specific program in mind or are considering your options, we’ve got you covered! This session will give you the tools you need to plan and register for your first year.

Faculty Sessions

Times offered:
10:30 a.m.

Sessions and locations:

Welcome Aggies and Foodies!
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Room 138 Agriculture Building, 66 Dafoe Road 

Learn more about student services, programs and co-curricular activities in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science.

Get to Know the Faculty of Arts
Room 100 Fletcher Argue Building, 15 Chancellors Circle

Your future starts in the Faculty of Arts! Get to know your new faculty and the many options available to our undergraduate students. Hear from current students and learn some tips on how to prepare for course registration.

Gear up for the Next Chapter
Price Faculty of Engineering
E3-270 EITC Complex, 75 Chancellors Circle

Learn about the first-year engineering experience, what to expect in coming to engineering and get a sneak peek at the places and spaces where innovation and creativity collide!

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources
Room 217 Wallace Building, 125 Dysart Road

Learn about the Riddell Faculty degree programs and student services. You will have the chance to see first-hand where you will be studying and have your questions answered about the programs we offer and student life in general at the university!

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management session
Room 136 Frank Kennedy Centre, 420 University Crescent

Learn about the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management degree programs and what happens next in Year 1 and going forward.

Faculty of Science
Room 201 Armes Building, 30 Sifton Road

Come discover the 40+ degree options available to you in the Faculty of Science and learn how to prepare for your first year as a science student. 



Walking Campus Tours

Throughout the day, the Student Life team will host campus tours. Check out their table at the Info Fair and sign-up for a group tour timeslot (limited capacity per tour group).

These 45-minute walking tours:

  • Run every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
  • Highlight important buildings for first year students

Info Fair

Taking a break from sessions? Check-out all the services and supports UM has to offer at the Info Fair outside UMSU University Centre!

Complete list of tables


Services and Supports

101.5 UMFM Campus Radio Inc. will be onsite DJing and spinning the tables all morning!

Register for Welcome to the Herd!
We can't wait to welcome you to our beautiful campus!

Questions? Connect with us via email