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Winter Term Registration in Aurora will be closed for maintenance Nov 2 to 17

October 27, 2020 — 

Due to scheduled maintenance on Aurora, the Winter Term schedule and the registration functions won’t be available from November 2 through to November 17. Registration will reopen November 18 at 9 am CDT.

Using Aurora is something that many of us use on a regular basis. During the maintenance period, you will still be able to use some functions in Aurora.

What can I still do in aurora?

Most of the other Aurora functions will be accessible, such as order documents, VW from a Fall Term course and update your personal information. 

If you are a new student for Winter Term, you can still get ready to start the term by:

  • Checking your computer and internet connections to make sure you can work remotely, follow the UM Student Connectivity Recommendations.
  • Ordering your student ID card through Aurora. Make sure you follow these document guidelines:
    • A photo for the ID Card
    • A signature you have written for the ID Card
    • An image of your Government Issued Photo Identification
    • An image of your study permit if you are an international student
  • Reviewing the First Year Planning Guide to make sure that you are properly prepared to register for courses.
  • Familiarizing yourself with the UM’s rules and regulations by reading the Important Notice in the Online Academic Calendar.

Any academic-related questions or concerns please speak to your academic advisor

For students interested in registering for Winter/Summer Term spanning courses, registration opens November 30 at 9 am CDT.


Here’s a recap of what functions will be and won’t be available between Nov 2 and 17:

 Services that are not available:
  • View the Winter Term schedule
  • Register for a Winter Term course
  • Drop a Winter Term course
  • Waitlist a Winter Term course
  • VW from a Fall/Winter term spanning course
  • Receive waitlist notifications (this will be as of 4 pm Friday, October 30) You will retain your position on waitlists during this time.
  • View the Summer Term preliminary schedule
Services that are available:
  • Order documents such as transcripts, Enrolment Verification, Student ID Cards
  • VW for Fall Term course
  • Personal information updates
  • Run a degree audit
  • Check grades

Note that this closure does not apply to Extended Education’s online registration system.


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