Winter Orientation 2020

Winter Orientation January 3, 2020

Winter Orientation will take place on Friday, January 3, 2020 for all newly admitted University of Manitoba undergraduate students.

Winter Orientation introduces new students starting in the Winter Term to the U of M Fort Garry campus. The day will help prepare you for university life and provides a fun opportunity to meet fellow students!

Click here to register by December 16, 2019.

If you are an International Student, please contact the International Centre for information about programming for new International Students.

If you have any questions regarding Winter Orientation, please email

Please note, the university will be closed from December 21, 2019 - January 2, 2020, inclusive.

Winter Orientation Schedule

Room 206, Tier Building – Friday, January 3, 2020

Time Event
1:00 pm Welcome & Icebreakers
1:15 pm Orientation Presentation
2:40 pm Break
3:00 pm Student Respect, Rights and Responsibilities
3:45 pm Campus Tours (dress appropriately as you may be outside depending on the temperature)
4:15 pm Day Ends

Some common questions:

Do I need to complete UM Essentials online and attend the in-person Orientation?

Yes! UM Essentials, the online Orientation course and the in-person sessions and events are designed to complement each other, not replace each other. Both have important information, tips and resources to start you off with success.

What if I have questions over the winter break when the university is closed?

We understand that you may have some questions about what to expect over the winter break. This website has a schedule and all the details you'll need for January 3, 2020. Also, the university will open on January 2, 2020, so you are welcome to phone the First Year Centre with any questions. Given the short turnaround time, calling is preferred over email to ensure a response.

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page!



Updated: November 5, 2019

Click here to register by December 16, 2019 for Winter Orientation. 

Online Orientation