New Student Peer Mentoring Program

New Student and Peer Mentor visit the U of M greenhouse together.

The New Student Peer Mentoring Program (NSPMP) is for any new undergraduate student at the University of Manitoba. New students in the NSPMP will be matched with a trained upper-year student (Peer Mentor) who will help them with their transition into university.

Key elements of the NSPMP:

  • Make friends during small group meetings held by a pair of Peer Mentors 
  • Build connection through direct communication and one-to-one meetings with a Peer Mentor
  • Learn new skills and important campus resources through workshops desgined for first-year students
  • Develop transferable, life-long skills as a Peer Mentor through extensive training opportunities
  • Get to know other students during fun social events!

The NSPMP will not be running for the 2023-2024 academic year. For support during your transition to University, please check out Charge Ahead

More mentoring opportunities

Charge Ahead

Charge Ahead is a program focused on promoting retention and persistence amongst UM students, through both workshops and one-to-one consultations. Workshops focus on general skill development in positive psychology, resilience, and study skills. One-to-one consultations focus on triaging student needs/goals and connecting them with success strategies and campus resources. 

Learn more about Charge Ahead

International Centre Welcome Mentors

In the Welcome Mentors program, mentors provide one-on-one intercultural, personal and academic support to their mentees for one academic term. Mentors complete training to support mentees during their transition to university. 

Learn more about Welcome Mentors

Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program

The Neechiwaken Peer Mentor Program matches new Indigenous University of Manitoba students, known as Neechiwaken, with experienced Indigenous students, known as Lead Neechiwaken, who act as mentors, providing academic and social support and ongoing advice. It is open to Indigenous students in any year of study.

Learn more about Neechiwaken Peer Mentor Program

Whether you're brand new to the university, an experienced student or a recent graduate, finding a mentor can be a valuable experience.

Many departments and faculties have programs that can help you connect with a mentor for support. Check with your faculty or department to learn more.

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Student Life
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65 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2