Using Aurora
What is Aurora? What will it be used for?

Students will be using the Aurora system for the services and functions
as described below. Aurora self service is a dynamic web site. The menus available and functions that you may access are dependant on your program of study and your eligibility for services.

System Requirements: Recommended browsers for accessing Aurora are Internet Explorer v6.0 +, or Mozilla Firefox.

Tips for effective use of Aurora

  • While using Aurora, if you need more information or instruction, click on the Help link in the upper right hand corner of each page.
  • Scroll to the end of each webpage. Key actions and links to related functions are available to you at the bottom and top of pages.
  • Click on links within the pages to find more information.
  • Use your internet application options to help you navigate. Use the Ctrl key to select more than one option in Catalog and Schedule drop down menus; to navigate to a selection in a drop down menu, place your cursor in the menu and type the first letter of the word you are searching for. Repeat this step to move further down the list.
      • E.g. To move down the list to Physics, type 'P'. This will take you down to Pathology. Keep typing 'P' until you reach Physics.

Features within Public Area:

Search Course Catalog

  1. Allows you to search for any course in our general calendar (will contain courses that may not be currently offered)
  2. If the course is offered in the specific term you are searching by, the course information will include links to its Class Schedule entry. This will indicate when and where the course is offered in that term.

Search Class Schedule

  1. Allows you to search for all courses offered in a specific term.
  2. Provides links to course information in the Course Catalog.

Apply for Admission

  1. These areas will only become active when we begin to accept applications for the Summer Session 2007.

Features within the Secure Area:

Signing in to Aurora

To sign in to Aurora, click on Enter Secure Area. You will be required to enter a User ID and PIN. See Your Student Number and PIN for more information.

Personal Information

  • Updating Contact Information
  • Change Security Question
  • View or Update Addresses and Phones
  • View or Update Emergency Contacts
  • Name Change Information
  • Change your PIN

Enrolment & Academic Records


  • Declaring Majors/Minors/Concentration Areas - specifically for eligible programs in Arts; Business; Environment, Earth, & Resources; and Human Ecology
  • Transiting from University 1 into Arts or Science
  • Declaring College Memberships - St. John's, St. Paul's, St. Andrew's, or University College
  • Declaring your intended graduation date


Select Term

  1. Important function that allows you to change which term you will view information for; current term you are viewing is always listed in top right corner
  2. Especially important for Registration Fee Assessment (to view your overall fee account, please see Account Summary under Student Records)

Registration Time and Status

  1. Look here to find out when you may begin registering
  2. You may also see if there are any holds on your records that will prevent registration
  3. View overrides that have been entered that allow you to enter specific courses
  4. Confirm your current program and major information

Look Up Classes

  1. Provides a concise list of courses offered in a specific term according to your subject selection and other search criteria
  2. Allows you to either
    1. Add selected courses from your Look Up list to your add/drop classes worksheet OR
    2. Immediately register for selected courses from your Look Up list

Add or Drop Classes

  1. Register for courses by term using the course's CRN or the Look Up classes screen that is available through the "Get Classes" button at the bottom of the screen
  2. You must register for Fall and Winter terms separately (only exception is 6 credit hour classes, see note on spanned courses below)
  3. You must enter a registration term before being allowed to move on to the Add or Drop Classes screen (if you aren't sure what term you are in, the top right corner of the screen will have it listed under your name and student number)
  4. When you add Part A of a spanned course in the Fall term, the system will automatically add Part B in the Winter Term

Week at a Glance

  1. View schedule of classes & events for each specific week of your academic schedule

Student Detail Schedule

  1. Gives you a full detailed account all of the courses that you are registered in
  2. Details include:

Course Name

e.g. Introduction to Sociology PART A –

Course Number

e.g. SOC 1200

Section #

e.g. A01

Associated Term

e.g. Fall 2006


e.g. 10777 (course registration number)


(date you registered)

Assigned Instructor


Grade Mode

e.g. Standard Letter Grade


(number of credit hours)


e.g. Undergraduate


e.g. Main (Fort Garry & Bannatyne)

Scheduled Meeting Times

days, times, location and instructor


Capacity, Actual, Remaining

Registration Restrictions

e.g. Must be in a Psychology Major

Registration Fee Assessment

  1. Fees that have been assessed for the specific term being viewed
  2. Includes links on opting out of UMSU Health and Dental insurance and general fee information
  3. Breaks down fees according to specific faculty tuition charges, endowment fees, college fees, UMSU fees, etc

Active Registration

  1. Complete list of courses that you are registered for in all terms
  2. Includes term, CRN, date registered, faculty/school, campus, course level, number of credit hours

Registration History

  1. List of active and completed courses, including withdrawn, dropped, and/or cancelled classes
  2. Includes specific course information on Term, CRN, Course Code & Title, # of Credit Hours, Level (i.e. undergraduate), Registration Status (date registered, etc), and Final Grade

Course Catalog

  1. Link to catalog available outside of secure Aurora area

Class Schedule

  1. Link to schedule available outside of secure Aurora area

Student Records

View Holds

For more information refer to the section on View Holds.

Final Grades

  1. Outlines student grades by term, you must select term before entering area
  2. Lists grade information on each course, as well as Summary of Marks including Current Term GPA, Cumulative GPA, Transfer GPA, and Overall GPA

Academic Transcript

  1. Within Aurora, the word "transcript" is used to describe much more than just your paper transcript, it is a means of viewing your academic history in a number of different ways
  2. You may view your transcript by different levels (undergraduate, graduate, all levels)
  3. For now, the only transcript you may access form this site is the unofficial web transcript
  4. The web transcript will allow you to view your courses and credit hours completed broken down in a number of different ways, including University of Manitoba Institutional Credits, Transfer Credit, Courses in Progress (listed by term), as well as total credit hours completed
  5. The web transcript will also provide you with basic information about your degree including your student type, faculty, major, and minor
  6. Later in the Fall, you may also request a printed transcript (link at bottom of page) and even track the progress of this request

Request Printed Pre-2007 Transcript

  1. Outlines the process of how to order a transcript if you have never completed any courses through the Aurora system
  2. Provides you with a downloadable copy of the transcript order form

Account Summary by Term

  1. Provides a complete summary of all fees, charges, payments, and credits for each term as well as a final balance but does not include student aid information
  2. Links are also available to get more information on web banking payments

View Student Information

  1. Allows you to view basic student information including
  • Whether you have registered for current term
  • First Term Attended
  • Last Term Attended
  • Status: Active or Inactive
  • Residence Status (e.g. Canadian Citizen)
  • Student Type (e.g. New or Continuing)
  • Fee Rate: used to indicate if you are studying under a different fee rate
  • Class: used to indicate the year in your program
  • Academic Standing Term: the effective of term of your current academic standing
  • Expected Graduation Date
  • Expected Graduation Term
  • Expected Graduation Year
  • Primary Curriculum Program (e.g. Arts-BA General)
  • Admit Term (e.g. 2003-2004 Regular Session-04R)
  • Admit Type: Regular Student
  • Catalog Term: Master Pre-Banner Term (the Calendar rules in effect at the time of entry to your program
  • Level (e.g. Undergraduate or Graduate)
  • Degree (e.g. B.A.)
  • Faculty, Department, Major, Minor
  • Campus (e.g. Main (Fort Garry & Bannatyne))

Canadian Tax Forms

  1. Provides you access to your tax forms