What To Do First

Congratulations – and welcome to The University of Winnipeg!  Starting University is a very exciting time in your life, but there are certainly lots of things to do.

To help you navigate, we’ve put together this Accepted Student Website to guide you through it all – step by step. 

This section highlights what you need to do first and what’s just around the corner.  Let the journey begin!

If you are starting in FALL Term, here's your timeline:

  1. Start by watching our video series:  First-year Information videos

  2. See When Can I Register and start thinking about your course choices right away.  

  3. Sign up online for a group First-year Information session.  TIP: If possible, attend a session date that is in advance of your assigned registration date/time.  

  4. Get prepared for your assigned registration date/time by working your way through these two sections on this website: What to Study? and Registration
  5. Register for your courses on your assigned date/time!
    NOTE:  If you miss your assigned registration date/time, you can still register - up until the start of Fall Term.  But you should register as soon as possible, because classes do fill up.

  6. AFTER you've registered for your courses, there are a few more tasks to complete, such as buying textbooks and getting a Student ID card.   See what to do After Registration.
  7. Sign up online for Orientation.  (This event is held during the week before classes begin.

If you are starting in WINTER Term, here's your timeline:

  1. Start by watching our new video series:  First-year Information videos

  2. See When Can I Register
    NOTE:   In most cases, you will be able to register for courses as soon as you have received your official "Letter of Acceptance" from the University. There are no assigned registration dates/times for Winter Term.

  3. Sign up online for a group First-year Information session.  TIP: If possible, attend a session date that is in advance of when you intend to register.
  4. Work your way through these two sections on this website: What to Study? and Registration

  5. Register for your courses as soon as possible!

  6. AFTER you've registered for courses, there are a few more tasks to complete, such as getting a Student ID card and buying textbooks. See what to do After Registration.

  7. Sign up online for Orientation for Winter Term.

If you are starting in SPRING Term, here's your timeline:

  1. Start by watching our video series:  First-year Information videos

  2. See When Can I Register and start thinking about your course choices right away.

  3. Sign up online for a group First-year Information session.  TIP: If possible, attend a session date that is in advance of your assigned registration date/time.  

  4. Get prepared for your assigned registration date/time by working your way through these two sections on this website: What to Study? and Registration
  5. Register for your courses on your assigned date/time!
    NOTE:  If you miss your assigned registration date/time, you can still register - up until the start of Fall Term.  But you should register as soon as possible, because classes do fill up.

  6. AFTER you've registered for your courses, there are a few more tasks to complete, such as buying textbooks and getting a Student ID card.   See what to do After Registration.
  7. Sign up online for Orientation for Spring Term.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

In addition to the above, there are a few other tasks for you to do: 

  • Make arrangements for a place to live in Winnipeg.  See Student Housing

  • Sign up online for Airport Reception (after your flight is booked).

  • Just before the start of term, you'll receive an email with a welcome package from International, Immigrant and Refugee Student Services (IIRSS).  Also, please join IIRSS for a series of zoom sessions during the first week of classes.  See IIRSS - Orientation for details.