2019 Orientation Photo Gallery

First-year students received a warm welcome to the UWinnipeg community last week during the annual fall orientation festivities, which included campus tours, presentations on what to expect as a student at UWinnipeg, information on resources and services, and tips for a successful first year.

Here are a few tips included in UWinnipeg’s 2019-2020 UWinnipeg Resource Guide:

Congratulations to first-year business student, Bailey, winner of a $100 Campus Store gift card as part of the 2019 Orientation Day contest.

Plan ahead: Use WebAdvisor’s Student Planning module to map out your term-by-term degree timeline. Check your degree and major requirements and your progress towards graduation. Request a review of your plan from an Academic Advisor. View alternative degree programs in which you may be interested.

Participate in class: Optimize your success in courses by engaging in class discussions, creating study groups, reviewing your notes prior to class, and reading ahead to get your brain anticipating the next topic. Talk with your professors — they are real people who want to support your learning. The more you engage in your courses, the more you’ll get out of them.

Take care of yourself:  As best you can, take care of all aspects of your health and well-being (for example: nutritionally, emotionally, psycho-spiritually, mentally, socially, fitness-wise, work-wise, etc.) You need to be healthy and energized to be productive and successful in your studies. Take time for yourself. Turn off your phone. Get some sleep. Spend time with people who care about you. Play intramurals, musical instruments or go to a meditation session. It is common to feel stressed and overwhelmed, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. Keep in mind the list of support services available in this resource guide.

Find your balance: Living well is all about realizing balance between academics and your personal life. Get sunshine and fresh air. Go to the gym and the art gallery. Plug into community organizations through the September Volunteer Fair. Get involved in the student associations that nurture your greatest passions. Connect with your classmates — all new students want to meet other students. Be sure to book some downtime too. Cultivate a well-rounded campus life and enjoy.

Thank you to our title sponsor, Bell MTS, for contributing to a fantastic two days welcoming new students to campus.

View more orientation photos on Flickr.

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