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First-Year Students - Getting Started

To get started on choosing courses and preparing for registration, we recommend you complete the following steps:

1.   View our series of instructional videos:  First-Year Information Videos 

2.   Read the document: First-Year Essentials [PDF].

3.  Attend a First-Year Information Session

4.   Explore the Academic Calendar.  This essential resource highlights key information like:

  • General Degree Requirements
  • Major Requirements
  • Course descriptions 

5.   Familiarize yourself with "WebAdvisor/Student Planning"  – our online system that allows you to plan your schedule, register for courses, view your progress and check degree requirements.  Please visit this website for information and instructional videos: About Student Planning

6.  Questions?  Talk with an Academic Advisor!  Advisors can answers questions by email or over the phone.  Please email advising@uwinnipeg.ca or call 204.786.9257.  For hours, see General Information and Contacts.

Other resources for first-year students:

Accepted Student Website

Registration Process

WebAdvisor/Student Planning Guide [PDF]

Webinar Wednesday Summer Sessions

Attend sessions on "Preparing for Fall Term" and "Applying for Student Aid" during the summer.  For details and to sign up, please see Webinar Wednesdays.


An Orientation is held before each Term.  For details on the next one, please see:  Orientation

For helpful tips, check out the First-year Resource Guide.