Student FAQ Winter/Spring 2022

Our Spring/Summer 2022 term marks the launch of a phased return to the full UWinnipeg experience — with on-campus classes and labs, face-to-face student services, and a gradual increase in extra-curricular programming. There are some exceptions, and students should consult with their professor and check WebAdvisor for updates.

Campus is open to students, faculty, and staff from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm daily, Monday through Friday. After 5:00 pm and on weekends, the main campus is only accessible via the front entrance of Centennial Hall. As campus remains closed to the general public until Fall 2022, students, faculty, and staff should be prepared to show ID to gain entry to campus.

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.

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. 

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? 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 will return to working remotely at the start of the winter term. Services are being delivered over Zoom, by email, and by phone. Please contact services directly.

Will faculty members and department assistants be on working campus? 

Some Faculty and Department Assistants are working on campus and some are continueing to work remotely during spring term. Please contact faculty and academic departments directly.

What services are available through the Aboriginal Student Services Centre?

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) is providing in-person student supports starting May 2.

The centre is open Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30. 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 during Spring/Summer Term,  Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30.  Please note there will be no kitchen use,  and no Food/Beverages allowed at this time.

ASSC Elders and their Cultural Programs will return in Sept 2022.

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 also request, at the time of ordering, an official printed transcript.