• Aerial view of Fort Garry campus, with graphic stating 'The path back to UM'

The path back

UM is set to take a cautious approach to welcoming our community back to campus starting this September.

The path back to UM will begin with the gradual return of staff to campus through Fall Term 2021, culminating in a full return in January 2022. This phased plan supports a safe and healthy return and respects the needs of our diverse community.

On Aug. 19, President Benarroch announced that vaccines will be required for everyone on campus starting in late fall of 2021. This vaccine protocol is in place for the balance of the 2021-22 academic year. All UM employees and students are asked to immediately upload proof of full vaccination to our secure website.

Latest updates

  • There will be a full return to in-person working and learning for Winter Term, only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed on campus. Those students and employees who have not uploaded proof of vaccination or received an approved exemption: students will face de-registration from in-person Winter Term courses, employees who are required to be on campus will be placed on unpaid leave. 

  • Newly announced program will allow some eligible support staff to work remotely for Winter Term 2022 – application deadline November 29. Learn more.

  • Effective November 15, the UM will be monitoring to ensure that employees and students have either submitted proof of vaccination or are attending the UM’s rapid testing site.

  • The University of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) have not been able to reach an agreement through collective bargaining. UMFA commenced strike action on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Visit our Strike Information site for more.

  • On August 19, 2021 UM announced all faculty, staff, students and campus visitors will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Effective Sept. 22, employees and students who are not fully vaccinated are required to undergo COVID-19 asymptomatic rapid testing prior to participating in any activity on campus. Read the important message here and also visit our Vaccine information page.

  • You can get vaccinated on campus. Find out more at the University Health Service.

  • As of Oct. 12, proof of vaccination plus a government-issued or UM staff/student ID is required to enter the UM Bookstore. Orders can be placed online or by phone for delivery or pick-up at the Customer Service window. Visit umanitoba.ca/bookstore or call 204-474-8321.

  • Effective Friday, September 3, in accordance with public health restrictions, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status and government-issued identification is required at entry to University of Manitoba sport and recreational facilities.

  • The path back to UM will begin with the gradual return of staff to campus between September 2021 and January 2022 in a phased plan that supports a safe and healthy return and respects the needs of our diverse community.

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