TREK: First-Year Mandatory Advising

Welcome to Brandon University! As you begin your journey at BU, we at Student Services are here to provide you with the resources and advice you’ll need to be successful.

What is Mandatory First-Year Advising?

As there are a number of degree requirements and regulations that can be confusing, all new students accepted to Arts, Science, Arts/Education Integrated, Business Administration, Physical Education, or Health Studies (Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing) are required to attend a mandatory TREK course advising session.

This process will help you to understand the degree requirements so that you make choices that best fit your academic plans and personal goals.

Please note

  • For Pre-Nursing or Pre-Psychiatric Nursing TREK appointments please contact:
    Tracey Collyer (Pre-Nursing) at (204) 571-8567 or
    Cathy Demas (Pre-Psychiatric Nursing) at (204) 727-7403 or
  • If you are a Bachelor of Music student please contact:
    Heather Beesley at (204) 727-7388 or email
  • If you are a Dauphin Campus student please contact:
    the Dauphin site coordinator at 204-725-8745, extension 6583

TREK First-Year Registration is offered in 3 formats:

1. Spring Registration
runs from April 24 to May 12, 2017.  This is a full day event and includes a mandatory information session, a course advising appointment, workshops, and lunch.  Parents are welcome to attend.

As first-year courses fill up quickly, Spring Registration gives you the best selection to choose from.

Register for Spring TREK – Spring TREK is now finished

2. Summer Registration
runs throughout the summer from May 23 to Sept. 1, 2017 (except stat holidays).  Prior to your appointment you will be required to watch a mandatory online information session and then you will meet with your course advisor.  If you have not watched the presentation you will be required to re-book your appointment.

Register for Summer TREK

3. International Student Course Advising
This option is only available for international students who have received a letter of acceptance from Brandon University, but are currently still in their home country.

Register for International Student Course Advising

You will not be able to register for your courses until you have completed a mandatory TREK advising session.

This information is available in alternate format upon request.

If you have questions about TREK BU, please email

We look forward to seeing you!