Welcome to Brandon University! Complete the tasks on this page to start your course registration process and to help you prepare for the first day of classes. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Check this page often as we will continue to update with information in regards to the COVID-19 Response and information on this page may change.
1. Know your student number
2. Get logged in
Experiencing difficulties? Contact the IT Helpdesk at 204-571-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Check your BU email account
There are three things to know about your Webmail:
- You need to check your webmail/email regularly! Your BU email account is the primary way that we contact you about changes to your classes, wait-lists, upcoming events, and so much more!
- You can forward this email to another account (e.g. hotmail, gmail).
- You can access Microsoft products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint through your Webmail account.
Experiencing difficulties? Contact the IT Helpdesk at 204-571-8500 or email@example.com.
4. Advising, Course Selection, & Course Registration
Please visit the Advising, Course Selection & Course Registration website and follow the directions for the program you are admitted to. Please also watch your mail/BU email for additional information!
Academic Advising and Course Registration for September 2020 will begin on April 29. Information will be mailed and emailed to you in April. Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 Response, appointments will be limited to phone, online chat, or Zoom meetings.
New students will be prompted to input their Social Insurance Number (SIN) when using the Online Registration System. If applicable to you, please know your SIN when connecting with an Advisor or registering for courses.
Students must complete steps 1-3 before proceeding to course advising and registration.
5. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
Learn more about and apply for Scholarships, Bursaries, and Scholarship-Bursaries at Brandon University by visiting the Scholarships and Awards page.
Canadian students with financial need may apply for provincial and Canada Student Loans. Application procedures can vary by province. If you are a Canadian from outside of Manitoba, visit the Canada Student Loans website to find out how loans are administered for your home province.
Sponsored students are required to have their registration approved by Financial & Registration Services. Questions about sponsorship or student loans? Call Accounts Receivable at (204) 727-9699 or (204) 727-9757.
Pre-Orientation was held on June 10th. Were you unable to attend? You can watch the recorded webinar and all of the resources available on this day by visiting Orientation 2020 Moodle Classroom. To do this:
- Please go to the Moodle homepage.
- Log in to Moodle using your Brandon University username and password that you claimed.
- Under “Course Categories,” please choose the first option – Student Services.
- Click on the Orientation 2020 course title and click “Enrol.”
- You now have access to the Moodle classroom and all Orientation resources!
7. Connect with Student Accessibility Services (If Applicable)
Contact Student Accessibility Services before the start of the school year to discuss academic accommodations that may be needed during the upcoming school year.
8. Apply for Residence (If Applicable)
Looking for housing in Brandon? Life in residence brings you the best of all worlds. Enjoy the comforts and conveniences of home when you join a fun and vibrant community of fellow students in BU residence. To learn more about how affordable it is to live in residence and the costs associated with staying here, please click here.
Need a short-term/temporary housing solution? Check out the short term housing options and BU Hotel offered at Brandon University.
To apply for residence, click here!
9. Purchase Parking Permit (If Applicable)
Long Term Parking permits (1 term, 8 months and 12 months) will be going on sale online Friday, August 14th. Click here to purchase your parking permit.
For further inquiries, please contact the Parking Office.
10. Organize Daycare (If Applicable)
As a BU student, you may also be in need of daycare services for your child or children. Located at 303, 21st Street (close to campus), the BU Early Learning Centre is open from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm for children between the ages of 21 months and 8 years old. For more information on registration, fees, and the program, visit the Centre or call (204) 725-0968 or email for information. Sign up for daycare as soon as possible; this step should not be delayed due to daycare wait list shortages. While there is on-campus daycare, spots fill up very quickly. Please follow the steps below.
11. Connect with the Office of International Activities (If Applicable)
- As an international student, if you will be studying in Canada for more than six months, you must have a valid Study Permit. Please apply for your Study Permit immediately.
- Before the course registration deadline of your first term, you must provide a copy of your valid study permit to the Office of International Activities.
- The staff in the Office of International Activities are not legally permitted to provide you with immigration advice including, but not limited to study and work permits, renewals, post graduate work permits or permanent residency applications. If you require assistance, the OIA has an approved list of ICCRC immigration consultants that we can refer you to. Please be advised their fees may vary.
- Brandon University offers insurance to International Students through Manitoba Blue Cross. To learn more click here.
12. Connect with the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) Office
Some learners admitted to Brandon University may bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and skills acquired while working or through personal endeavors, such as a hobby. If you have acquired university-level learning through these experiences, you may be eligible to have your prior learning assessed for university credits. Connect with our Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Office at Brandon University and see if PLAR credits can be applied towards the completion of your degree.
13. Register for Orientation!
Orientation will be on Tuesday, September 8, 2020! Registration is now open – click here for a schedule and registration details!
14. Buy your textbooks
How do I buy my books? The BU Book Store is physically closed to the public for the Fall 2020 semester. Students can order all textbooks and course materials for delivery from the BU Bookstore website. Ordered items will be delivered to your home. Please provide a street address, as Purolator only ships to street addresses. If you are unable to provide an address, we will call you to let you know that an extra shipping cost will be added for an expedited Canada Post service. Curbside pick up and delivery is also available to those who call in their order to 204-727-9732. Please note that the last available time for this option will be at 1:30 PM. This pick up time will be extended to 3 PM after August 20th.
How do I know which books to buy? Sign into Student Information and take a screenshot or print out of your course information so you can order the correct books. You will need to know the course number, section, name and instructor.
When should I buy my books? Some students choose to buy their textbooks just before classes start and others wait until they have attended their first class or two. The choice is entirely yours!
Price Match Guarantee if you find the book at a cheaper price on any Canadian online store (for example Amazon.ca), the store will match that price (other conditions apply).
15. Make your payments
Residence – Housing payments are due in full at the beginning of each term (before you check in). Pay online, in person or by mail.
Verification of Enrollment – Your financial institution may require a verification of enrollment. Log in to Student Information and click on the Verification of Enrollment tab to download the form. Please contact Financial & Registration Services at (204) 727-9724, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
16. Get your student card
Student ID cards have been available for online order for a number of weeks and if you have not done so, we encourage you to please visit the Ancillary Services website for all the steps you need to take in order to obtain your card.
Important things to note about your Student ID card:
- The Student ID centre will not be open for in person card printing and pickup this year. You MUST complete this process online.
- 2020-2021 student cards become active on September 1, 2020.
- Fall 2020-2021 cards may be used for complimentary access to Brandon Transit buses.
- If you are enrolled in any of the courses at Brandon University that will have an in person component, you MUST have your student ID card in order to attend.
- If you are a residence student, you will need your card in order to access your building, use your meal plan money and ride public transit at no cost.
- You can expect significant processing time once you have ordered your ID card online. Our office is working as quickly as possible to produce and send out cards, however, please expect approximately 2 weeks for delivery. We kindly ask that you do not contact us multiple times to check on the card production unless the 2 week window from ordering has passed.
- You will be able to function in the short term without your physical card should you not have in person classes or require it for transit. Your card will required come exam time, so still please proceed with ordering one at your convenience.