SECTION 1: Welcome

You are joining a vibrant community of over 29,000 students and 8,000 academic and support staff members that emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning, and research.

The University of Manitoba is a community of people who study, teach, conduct research, and create music and art, and whose ideas and accomplishments have an impact on our society and culture both here in Manitoba and in the wider world.

The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest university and the first to be established in western Canada.

The majority of new University of Manitoba students will enter University 1, an innovative program that was specially designed to provide choice and flexibility. University 1 gives you the opportunity to begin your university studies with a year of personal and academic exploration. Advisors are available to provide academic advice and assistance. During the campus wide orientation that begins your first academic year, you will be introduced to the wide range of campus support services that can help you with all aspects of student life.

If you are joining the University of Manitoba after completing some college or university courses at another institution, you are equally welcome as you continue your studies.

This document, the Undergraduate Calendar, provides the basic information on admission requirements. More specific information on admission requirements and the application process can be found in the applications themselves and their accompanying guides and/or bulletins. These can be downloaded from our website at In addition, there are advisors in the general offices of all academic units who are ready to answer your questions and to help you understand policies and regulations that affect you.

Again, welcome to the University of Manitoba. You are joining a large community of students and scholars, and when you graduate you will be joining an even larger community of graduates.

The University of Manitoba is honored to provide you with your education.