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Student FAQ

We were excited to return to in-person classes and activities in the 2022 Fall Term. The UWinnipeg campus is open 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Access to campus during the weekends and afterhours requires the use of the video intercoms or card access credentials.

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 on 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.

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.

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

Student Services is offering information and supports in person and 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.

What do I do if I am feeling unwell?

Monitor yourself and take a COVID-19 test. Stay home while symptomatic, regardless of a negative COVID-19 test, and do not attend classes until your symptoms have dissipated for 24 hours and/or Shared Health recommends that you are able to return to class. Do not forget to report absences to your professors and Accessibility Services at accessibility@uwinnipeg.ca or 204.786.9771.

If you need to self-isolate, you should confirm symptoms with Health Links by calling 204.788.8200 or toll-free 1.888.315.9257 or a medical doctor/health provider. They will follow the process recommended by Shared Health.

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 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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

Are in-person Student Services available? 

All departments in Student Services are now offering in-person service, as well as service via Zoom, email, and phone. Please contact departments directly. For a list of departments, visit the Student Services website.

Are faculty members and department assistants working on campus? 

Most faculty members and department assistants are working at least some of the time on campus. Please contact faculty and academic departments directly.

What services are available through the Aboriginal Student Services Centre?

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) is now providing in-person student supports.

The centre is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students are welcomed to meet with our ASSC staff during these hours. We also continue to provide assistance by email, virtual drop-in sessions and virtual appointments.

The Aboriginal Student Lounge is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.