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How to support your student during their first year

July 26, 2021 — 
As your student prepares for their first year at the University of Manitoba, there are many ways you can assist them to be more confident and independent in their transition from high school to university, especially through today’s unique circumstances due to COVID-19.

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How UM Essentials can help give you an outstanding First Year Experience

July 6, 2021 — 
As summer rolls into full swing, you might be thinking that the start of Fall Term feels a long way away, but course registration is coming in only a few weeks!


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First Year Centre advisors answer your top registration questions

June 23, 2021 — 
As a new UM student, there’s lots to do to prepare for your first year of studies! Here are answers to the questions that are most frequently asked at the First Year Centre.

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UM’s First Year Experience helps new students prepare for the journey ahead

June 4, 2021 — 
This summer, First Year Experience is back and better than ever to help the newest members of our campus community feel connected to their university and to their peers.


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Volunteer for UM’s virtual First Year Experience programming

May 4, 2021 — 
The UM First Year Experience team is looking for volunteers to act as Online Orientation Facilitators for this year's orientation programming. Application are open until May 9th, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

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Get an advantage with Summer Welcome on May 6

May 4, 2021 — 
For the first time, the UM First Year Centre is introducing Summer Welcome — a day of online programming to orient you to the University of Manitoba and help prepare you for your first year.

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First Year Experience leaves UM’s newest students confident, prepared

September 22, 2020 — 
Although COVID-19 has transformed the university experience, students starting their first year at UM this fall are confident and prepared thanks to UM’s First Year Experience: a series of new online initiatives aimed at readying them for university life.

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How to get your Student Photo Identification (ID) card

September 1, 2020 — 
The Registrar’s Office is making it easier than ever for students to get their Student ID cards. Due to the temporary closure of some in-person services on campus, Student ID cards will be available for request online through Aurora! Once you have registered for courses, you are eligible to receive a University of Manitoba Student ID card. This ID card can be used to access many services and benefits available to students.

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UM’s back to school blitz

August 26, 2020 — 
Congratulations, you’re about to start your first year at the University of Manitoba! Let’s kick off the school year together, with a couple of exciting online events. These will be great opportunities to learn the ropes, put some faces to names, and begin to build your community.

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Get an advantage in your first year

August 6, 2020 — 
We want to ensure that you start university confident and secure that you’re going to do your best. For that reason, the University of Manitoba is offering online events and programming that will help you prepare for your first year. So, what can you do now to be sure you’re ready to hit the ground running in September? 

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