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Ready: Starting your first year experience

From the time you join UM until Welcome Day, we will help you prepare for the academic journey ahead. Learn about the campus community, build your skills, meet other students, and develop strategies for success.

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Resources for parents and supporters

As the parent or supporter of a university student, you play a vital role as they navigate through their first year and beyond. Here are activities and resources to help you assist them along the way.

Thrive: Make your first year a success

Your university experience is underway! Learn about the many resources to help you achieve personal and academic success throughout your year: mentoring programs; academic tools, tips, and strategies; spiritual, physical, and emotional supports; financial aid; and more!

Excel: Build your skills and make connections

Make connections and gain valuable experiences that will inform your career and personal life. There are plenty of opportunities in and out of the classroom.

As the pandemic continues, the health and safety of our community remains the University of Manitoba's top priority, while still aiming to fulfill our mission of academic and research excellence. Find clear and up-to-date information on our updates page.

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First Year Centre
205 Tier Building
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)