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Welcome to Brandon University!
Students starting classes in January 2020 should follow the tasks on this page to help you get started. Your next steps include registering for classes, finding your text books etc. This will help you prepare for the first day of classes.

Students admitted for September 2020, check back in February 2020 for updated information.

1. Know your student number

You will need your six-digit BU student number many times throughout your journey as a student. You can find your student number on your offer of admission letter. Lost it? No worries. Email admissions@brandonu.ca.

2.  Get logged in

To begin you will need to claim your BU Username and Password. Follow the directions on the IT Helpdesk website to claim your ID (username and password). Remember/record your username and password because you will use them to log into important student portals such as the Student Information System, BU Webmail, Moodle, and on-campus computers.

Experiencing difficulties? Contact the IT Helpdesk at 204-571-8500 or helpdesk@brandonu.ca.

3.  Check your BU Webmail account (email)

You can easily access your BU Webmail account by going to the top of the BU homepage, and clicking on the word WEBMAIL in the top right corner. You will use your username and password to log into your BU Webmail account.

There are three things to know about your Webmail:

  1. You need to check your webmail/email regularly! Your BU Webmail account is the primary way that we contact you about changes to your classes, wait-lists, upcoming events, and so much more!
  2. You can forward this email to another account (e.g. hotmail, gmail).
  3. 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 helpdesk@brandonu.ca.

4.  Advising, Course Selection, & Course Registration

Academic Advising and Course Registration for January 2020 is open now. 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!

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.

5.  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.

Airport Shuttle

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 guard.me International Insurance. 

6.  Register for Orientation!

Orientation will be on Friday, January 3. First day of Classes is Monday, January 6.

Register for January Orientation

7. Get your student card

Pre-Order: Avoid the Student ID Card line up and order your card now! Visit the Ancillary Services website to learn how you can pre-order your Student ID card. Your pre-ordered card can be picked up at the Student ID Center.

On Campus: You can also wait and get your student card when arrive on campus. The Student ID Center will be open for the season on Tuesday, August 6th.

The Student ID Center is located at the Ancillary Services Office in McMaster Hall. ID center hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Questions? Please phone Ancillary Services at 204-727-7394.

*Please ensure that you bring a piece of government issues ID. You must already be registered for your courses in order to get your ID card.

8.  Organize transportation

Parking: Parking passes for the 2019/2020 academic year are now available. Visit the parking website  to purchase your TODAY!

Bus Pass: BUSU and City of Brandon U-Pass program will be accessible on your 2019/20 Student Card starting September 1st. Learn more about bus routes and schedules by visiting Brandon Transit.

9.  Buy your textbooks

Buy your books in person at BU Campus Books: You can obtain your required textbooks from the store via rental or direct purchase (new or used). BU Campus Books is located in the Knowles-Douglas Students’ Union Centre.

Buy your books online at BU Campus Books: If you are unable to come in the store you can order online.

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 find 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!

Additionally, 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).

10.  Make your payments

Tuition – Once you have selected and registered for your courses you should log into the Student Information System to view financial information. 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 finreg@brandonu.ca if you have questions.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!