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
2. Claim your BU ID
Claim.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 email@example.com.
3. Start your course registration process
It’s time to choose courses! 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. For Example: Some programs such as Pre-Nursing do group advising while others such as Science require students to watch a video, take a quiz, and then book an advising appointment. Click here to follow the steps for your program!
Registration for students starting in September 2018 or January 2019 begins as early as April 30, 2018 for some programs. Courses fill up quick so register as early as possible. Students registering after June 1, 2018 may be subject to full courses and wait-lists.
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)
Applications can be completed 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. Attend Pre-Orientation on June 6 or 7
Who Can Attend Pre-Orientation?
1) Newly admitted students from any Faculty or program;
2) Students planning to start school in September 2018;
3) Parents/family/support people
What is Pre-Orientation?
Pre-Orientation is a great way for new students to start checking things off this “to do” list to get ready for fall. This is a face-to-face opportunity to gather information as you need it. Participation is optional.
Come and Go from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Check in when you arrive at the entrance of the John E. Robbins Library. Student Leaders will be on hand to guide you to the information fair, to workshops, and tours. Click here for a detailed schedule.
Free parking in Lot 5, 6 or 10. Click here to view the campus map!
8. Get your student card
Your student card can be obtained through Ancillary Services starting July 31st. Get your card by stopping by in person or via email. Learn about your options at the Student ID Centre or call 204-727-7394.
9. Organize transportation
- Parking – Applications for parking passes can be found here. Or call 204-727-9761.
- Bus Pass – the BUSU City of Brandon Bus Pass will be accessible on your 2017/2018 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.
- Check back in summer for information about International Student Orientation events!
14. Register for Orientation on September 4th!
Watch your mail for information about our new undergraduate student orientation. Registration will open up in August. Check back soon!
Also, please watch 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:
- 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 Amazon.ca), 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!