Summer University Advantage

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Summer University Advantage (SUA) offers newly admitted U of M students the opportunity to begin their studies in Summer Session, and to participate in a range of special activities to help make a successful transition to the U of M. SUA will feature the very popular course: Arts 1110 – Introduction to University.


The benefit of participating in the Summer University Advantage (SUA) is that students earn university credit while simultaneously benefitting from a number of supports to help students acclimatize to the learning environment of the University.

Introduction to University (ARTS 1110), the core of SUA, is a ‘W’ course (a writing course). The academic requirements for the course are similar to those of any other first year writing course and students can expect a challenging workload over the four weeks.

Introduction to University

Introduction to University is a great introduction to study and life at the University of Manitoba. It counts for 3 credits towards your degree and meets the Written English requirement that is compulsory for UM students. The offering introduces students to a university lecture, yet also includes smaller break-out sessions where students focus on building essential academic skills. There will be opportunities to participate in general skill building sessions, and those focused on humanities, social sciences, or sciences.

SUA allows students to form a sense of community with other students during the more relaxed campus environment in summer. As well, students will have opportunities to get to know their professor and peers, and receive individualized attention from support staff and advisors.

2017 Dates & Times

ARTS 1110 – Introduction to University

Classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 pm on the following dates:

  • Week 1: August 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Week 2: August 8, 9, and 11
  • Week 3: August 14, 16, and 18
  • Week 4: August 21 and 23
  • The final examination will be held on August 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

How to Apply to Summer University Advantage

Download and complete the Registration Form (PDF).

Send completed Registration Form:

By mail:
Extended Education
185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 2N2

By fax: 204 474-7661

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