Student FAQ Fall 2021/Winter 2022

 

We are excited to announce that The University of Winnipeg will resume in-person instruction for the 2021-22 academic year.

Our upcoming fall term marks the launch of a phased return to the full UWinnipeg experience with on-campus classes and labs, in-person student services, and a gradual increase in extra-curricular programming.

The 2021 fall term timetable was posted to our website on Tuesday, June 15 and course registration opened on Monday, July 5, 2021.

More than 40 per cent of UWinnipeg classes will be taught in person beginning in September 2021 and the majority of winter 2022 term course instruction will be in the classroom.

Remote learning alternatives may also be available for those who prefer that mode of delivery. Updates to our timetable will be ongoing for the next few weeks, so students are encouraged to check regularly for changes and additions.

How will my Fall 2021/Winter 2022 online courses be delivered?

Courses will be either in-person (on campus) or delivered online/remotely.  You will find specific details in the meeting info/notes sections of WebAdvisor course descriptions. In Student Planning, you can use the location field to filter for your desired delivery method.  For more information on the different types of remote methods, review our definitions of key terms.

Will labs be online or in-person?

UWinnipeg will deliver approximately 40% of its educational instruction (including labs) through in-person delivery this fall with more in-person options in winter term. 

Will I be able to access campus during the Fall 2021/Winter 2022 Term?

More than 40 per cent of UWinnipeg classes will be taught in person beginning in September 2021, and the majority of winter term course instruction will be in the classroom.

Students with courses on campus and those who need access to an on-campus workstation to study will have access to campus. Please see the Campus Access Process for direction.

 

Who must be vaccinated to come onto campus?

Vaccination is required on UWinnipeg's campus this fall. The vaccination mandate applies to all UWinnipeg students, faculty members, and staff who attend campus for learning, studying, teaching, research, or work.

All UW Collegiate high school students must be fully vaccinated to attend campus.

Users of indoor recreation facilities must be fully vaccinated, as per newly announced requirements from Shared Health Manitoba.

 

I'm waitlisted for a course. How do I know if I get a spot?

When a spot becomes available in a course, the first person on the waitlist is sent an email to their UWinnipeg Webmail account notifying them that they have three days to claim the reserved seat by registering in the course. This process continues after classes have started so, if you are still on a waitlist for your preferred course section, you should continue to check your webmail account daily for permission to register off of the waitlist.

Professors will not be handing out permission slips anymore.

If a space becomes available during the course add/drop period, you will receive an email letting you know that you can register through WebAdvisor. The Drop Waitlist button will have changed to a Register button. Register immediately (or drop yourself from that waitlist using Manage My Waitlist).

Only students registered in a course on WebAdvisor will have access to the course materials and/or (recorded) lectures on Nexus. Students waitlisted for a course will NOT have Nexus access to it. Nexus access will be given on the next business day after registering.

Being a waitlist for a course does not guarantee that you will be given permission to register. Students are only admitted from the waitlist if there is space available in the course before the end of the add/drop period. The fall add/drop period ends on September 20, 2021.

For winter term, the last day to register in a regularly-scheduled winter term 2022 course is January 19, 2022. The waitlist will run for the last time on January 19, 2022 and students who receive permission on January 19, 2022 will only have that day to register.

Consider whether it is advisable to register in the course for which you have received permission. How far into the course is it? Do you have the time and ability to catch up? Did you miss any potential marks already?

 

How do I get a student card? 

Returning students: Continue to use the student card you already have.

New students: Email a photo which meets The University of Winnipeg’s student card criteria to studentcentral@uwinnipeg.ca from your University webmail account. The email should include your full name and student number. Cards will be made using the photo you provide. Deadlines, designated pick-up times, and details can be found on Student Central's website. Physical distancing protocols will be in place when you pick up your student card on campus. 

Will there be a U-Pass this year?

The UWSA has determined that the UPass will not be in place for the fall or winter terms.

Winnipeg Transit sells a post-secondary four-month term pass and a monthly post-secondary pass. These can be loaded on to a post-secondary Peggo card. 

UWSA is offering a transit subsidy/bursary to full-time students in need. Students can apply online for the subsidy.

Contact the UWSA for more information.

 

What supports are available if I am having difficulty with my own motivation and studying?

Student Services is offering information and supports remotely. Please contact us at:

 

What supports are available for graduate students?

Please refer to the COVID-19 Graduate Student Supports page for information about remote learning, thesis examinations, library pick-up services, post-graduate work permits, and more.

 

COVID-19 is causing me anxiety. Where do I turn?

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM) has established an anxiety support line for anyone seeking support during this challenging time.  You can call their support line at 204.925.0040.  The line will be checked regularly between the hours of 9:00 am and 9:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekends.  If you leave your name, phone number or email address, an ADAM representative will get in touch with you within a short period of time. Visit their website for more information.  

Manitobans also have access to a new digital therapy program, AbilitiCBT, to help with anxiety symptoms related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

AbilitiCBT is a free online digital therapy program available to Manitoba residents age 16 or older experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and depression due to the pandemic. It’s free, confidential and accessible at home on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Campus Access to Services & Supports

Will in-person Student Services be available? 

Student Services is presently working remotely. We are planning a phased return to in-person services this fall and will provide more information when it is available so watch this space for updates.

Will faculty members and department assistants be on working campus? 

Faculty and Department Assistants are presently working remotely and will provide in-person services when it is safe to do so.

Will we have access to the Elders-in-Residence?

Our elderly populations are the most susceptible and at-risk for contracting the COVID-19 virus.  ASSC has decided to postpone their return to campus until it is safe for Elders, students, and staff to return. Access to Elders will be available via remote appointment only until a gradual return to campus is possible. For more information or to book an appointment with an Elder, contact Jeff Booth at j.booth@uwinnipeg.ca or 204-786-9818.

Will the ASSC Student Lounge be available?

The ASSC student lounge will not be available to students until we have completed our gradual return to campus.  Further information to follow when available.

 

Will the ASSC still host cultural and social activities?

All cultural and social activities are postponed until further notice.

 

Will there be any arrangements made for students who do not have access to a computer or printer?

Yes. All registered students; including undergraduate, graduate, PACE, ELP and Collegiate students are eligible to book space at a computer work-station. Students will be allowed to book up to two sessions per week. This may change depending on demand for space. Please see our On-campus Learning FAQ for information about studying on campus.

While not endorsed by the University of Winnipeg, Computers for Schools Manitoba – a non-profit organization that provides free or low-cost refurbished desktop computers to post-secondary students – might be a helpful external resource.

Grades & Courses

What will happen with my degree progression if I need courses that can't be offered this year due to the current situation?

Courses are expected to be offered, some in person and some in alternate modes of delivery. Degree progression should not be significantly affected.

Will the University write me a support letter in cases where a course has been postponed or changed to online due to COVID?

Yes. Documentation confirming changes to course offerings and/or changes in delivery mode will be made available upon request.

When can I get a hard copy of my transcript?

The Student Records Office is continuing to issue official transcripts electronically within our standard processing time of five business days. In special cases and during busy periods, the time may be seven to 10 business days.

Students can request, at the time of ordering, an official printed transcript. Please allow two to four weeks for physical copies to be produced.