Arts COVID-19 Message

For the latest information and updates on the University's plan for the COVID-19 situation, please click HERE. Please also continue to check your UM email (@myumanitoba.ca) for updates from UM and the Faculty of Arts.

 

FACULTY OF ARTS STUDENT ADVISING OFFICE

Arts Academic Advisors are available for students. As the University of Manitoba buildings are currently closed, the method of interaction is email. Please email arts_inquiry@umanitoba.ca with your questions and an Academic Advisor will respond with their availability and methods of connecting.

 

WINTER TERM VW DATE

The Voluntary Withdrawal date for the Winter Term has been extended to May 10, 2020.

 

FINAL GRADE OPTIONS FOR ARTS STUDENTS

As listed in the bulletin to students from Vice-Provost Laurie Schnarr on April 2, 2020, students will be able to choose whether or not to receive a "pass or fail" grade instead of a letter grade. This option will apply to all Winter Term or spanned courses that students complete by April 2020.

Students will have until May 10, 2020 to choose the "pass" option for final grades of D or higher, or to exercise the previously approved option to exclude a course grade from UM GPA calculations. To make your choice, log into UM Learn and follow the instructions. Courses that have final grades in Aurora will be added to your record overnight, so if your grades aren't there yet, check back again the next day. If you receive a final grade after May 10 you have 10 calendar days to request a change through a Faculty of Arts Academic Advisor.

If you have made an error in your grading option selection on UM Learn, contact a Faculty of Arts Academic Advisor.

Please see our 2020 Final Grade Options Explained for a full list of FAQ’s on how these options may affect your GPA and any admission, prerequisite, progression ,degree and graduation policies and requirements. If you have further questions, please contact an Arts Academic Advisor at arts_inquiry@umanitoba.ca.

 

COVID-19 UM STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND

UM and its donors are here to offer students some financial relief — the COVID-19 UM Student Emergency Fund will offer financial support in the form of a bursary to students directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. This fund is available to both undergraduate and graduate students. For more info including eligibility requirements, and to apply, click HERE.

NOTE: At this time, the UM is no longer accepting undergraduate or graduate application forms due to an overwhelming response. Should this situation change, the website will be updated.

 

FACULTY OF ARTS - COVID-19 UM STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND

NOTE: At this time, the UM is no longer accepting undergraduate or graduate application forms for the fund due to an overwhelming response. Should this change, the website will be updated and the form may be re-opened. 

Thanks to the genergous contributions of our faculty members and the Faculty of Arts Dean's Office, we are pleased to announce additional emergency funding to support undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts. This fund, in the form of a bursary, is available to both undergraduate and graduate students. For more info including eligibility requirements, and to apply, click HERE.

NOTE: If you have already received funding through the University of Manitoba COVID-19 Emergency Fund, you cannot receive further awards.

 

SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION

Registration for Distance and Online courses that begin May 4 will be open on April 20.

Summer Term course registration will begin May 19 for courses beginning on or after June 1.

A schedule of courses that will be offered in the revised Summer Term will be available on Aurora on May 4. Check the Registrar's Office website for academic schedule dates and financial payment deadlines.

There will be no in-person instruction at UM until after September 1, 2020.

 

SPRING 2020 CONVOCATION CANCELLED

Spring 2020 convocation ceremonies have been cancelled. Parchments will be mailed to spring 2020 graduates. Please check your address in Aurora, and update if needed, as this will be the address UM will use to mail your parchment.

 

 

*updated Thursday, May 7, 2020*