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Welcome to Brandon University! Complete the task on this page to you start your course registration process and to help you prepare for the first day of classes.

1.  Join the conversation

Add BU to Facebook and Twitter for important updates! Use #IAMBU throughout your university journey.

2.  Claim your BU ID will allow you to log into the Student Information System, Online Registration system, BU Webmail , and on-campus computers.

In the Student Information System you can:

  • check your marks
  • view financial information – please see #16 for more information about making payments!
  • print off your course schedule (timetable)
  • add or make changes to personal information (preferred name, gender declaration, Indigenous status declaration, Social Insurance Number, current or permanent address, emergency contact information)

You will need your six-digit BU student number on your offer of admission letter. Lost it? No worries. Email

3.  Start your course registration process

Starting school January 2019: Course Registration for students starting in January 2019 is open. Before you register for courses using the Online Registration, you will need to follow important Academic Advising and course registration steps based on your program of study. Click here to follow the steps for your program.

Starting school September 2019: Academic Advising and Course Registration begins in May 2019. Watch your mail and BU email for more information March/April 2019.

4.  Check your BU Webmail account (email)

At the top of the BU homepage, there is the word WEBMAIL.  Click on that to access your BU account.  You will need to have claimed your i.d. (see #2 above) before you can access this account.  You can forward this email to another account (e.g. hotmail, gmail).  Please check this email regularly! Your BU Webmail account is the primary way we contact you about changes to your classes, wait-lists, upcoming events, and so much more!

5.  Apply for residence (or look for off-campus housing)

Starting school January 2019: Apply Now! Applications can be completed online.

Spring/Summer 2019: Students in programs that run through spring and summer can apply for Residence. To learn more click here.  To apply complete the online application.

Starting school September 2019: Students can apply for Residence starting in January 2019. Applications will be available online.

Have questions?  Please call the Residence Office at 204-727-7394.

6.  Apply for financial aid and scholarships

  • Financial Assistance – Visit Manitoba Student Aid and Brandon University Student Financial Planning Guide. Want to talk to a person? Call Jacquie at 204-727-9699 .
  • Scholarships and Bursaries – Be sure to check out the scholarships and bursaries available for first-year students. Or call Jen. She knows everything. 204-727-9737.
  • Sponsored Students – There are things that you need to know about being a sponsored student.As a student, you have the responsibility to ensure that you are sponsored and communication with you sponsor is vital. Learn more by clicking here.

7. Pre-Orientation

Pre-Orientation is held annually in June for students starting in September. Please check back in spring for more information.

8. Get your student card

Starting school January of 2019: Students are welcome to drop by the Student I.D. Center during business hours, as a walk-in. Students have the option to pre-order their student cards by filling out an application and sending a photo i.n Applications will be available starting November 12, 2018.

Starting school September 2019:  Applications will be available in the summer of 2019. Please check back for more information.

Questions? Please phone Ancillary Services at 204-727-7394.

9.  Organize transportation

  • Parking:
    • Starting school in January 2019: 2018-19 Parking Passes are currently sold out. Please visit the parking website to join a waiting list.
    • Staring school September 2019: Parking passes for the 2019/2020 academic year will go on sale in the summer. Check the  parking website for updates!
  • Bus Pass – the BUSU and City of Brandon U-Pass program will be accessible on your 2018/19 Student Card starting September 1st.

10.  Connect with Student Accessibility Services (if applicable)

Students who require Academic Accommodations should connect with Student Accessibility Services in a timely manner to ensure supports can be put in place. Call 204-727-9737 to book an appointment.

11. Connect with Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (if applicable)

Students who have gained university-level knowledge and skills through life and work experience may be eligible to apply for academic credit. For more information please visit the PLAR website or call 204-727-7300..

12.  Organize daycare (if applicable)

BU Early Learning Centre, (a provincially subsidized day care) welcomes children between the ages of 2 and 6, of students and staff of Brandon University. It is located adjacent to campus at 303 21st Street. For more information call 204-725-0968

13.  Connect with the Office of International Activities (if applicable)

Study Permit Requirements

  • 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.

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Health Insurance

  • As you may be aware, effective September 1, 2018, Manitoba Health Insurance will no longer be available from the Province to international students enrolled at Brandon University.  Brandon University is happy to announce it has secured enhanced coverage through International Insurance. 

14.  Register for Orientation!

Starting school January 2019: Orientation will be on January 2nd, 2019. Visit the January Orientation website for more information and to register for the day long event!

Starting school September 2019: Orientation will be on September 3rd, 2019. Check back in summer 2019 for more information!

Also, please watch your BU email for program specific Orientation information. Some programs of study host their own Orientation sessions.

15.  Buy your textbooks

BU Campus Books is located in the Knowles Douglas Building, next to Forbidden Flavors. The store provides a wide range of items to ensure that students are equipped with the requisite resources to be successful in their students. Our items include:

  • Textbooks – You can obtain your required textbooks from the store via one or both of the following options:
    • Rent
    • Direct Purchase (new or used)

In order to provide a hassle free service, sign into Student Information and take a screenshot or print out of your course information so we can find you the correct books. Additionally, if you find the book at a cheaper price on any Canadian online store (for example, the store will match that price (other conditions apply). If you are unable to come in the store you can order online.

  • School Supplies
  • Technological Items
  • Apparel
  • Gifts

16.  Make your payments

  • Tuition – Tuition is due on the first day of each semester. You can pay in person or online. It is recommended to pay at least a week prior to the start of classes. Questions? Call Financial and Registration Services at 204-727-9724.
  • 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 if you have questions.

17.  Get excited!  Buy some BU swag!

Order your BU swag online!

18. Help your parents and family members support you!

We encourage you to involve your parents, family members, and support system in your university journey. Click here to share resources with your loved ones.

We look forward to seeing you soon!