Frequently Asked Questions
If your instructor is absent, the Office will post a class cancellation notice on the classroom door and your instructor will post a notice on Nexus. Please check the notice carefully for information on exactly which class(es) are cancelled and the assignment(s) to be completed.
A class location sign with information about the change will be posted on the door of your usual classroom location.
Students in Grade 9 and 10 will have in-class PE. Students in Grade 11 and 12 will be required to complete their PE requirements on their own time (such as lunch, after school, spares, and weekends). There will be an information session during the first week of school, please attend to find out exactly what is required to obtain your PE credit.
Please remember to keep up with your PE requirements. Always check the PE board outside of the office for a calendar of activities, and see Mrs. Small and Mr. Cable for more information.
You must obtain your PE credit(s) to graduate from The Collegiate.
Always bring your pens, pencils, writing material, and your textbooks to class. You may need a calculator for some classes. If there are further supplies required, your teacher will inform you.
Most courses have three formal written exams (October, December, and April). Some courses such as Physical Education and various fine arts courses will not have final written exams, and some may have both written and practical exams.
Please see the exam schedule on our website and ensure that you are available for all of your exam sessions.
Early in the year, clubs and activities will be announced on CCTV. Enjoy getting to know your teachers and classmates by participating in school activities! Balance is an important factor in student success; get involved and stay on top of your school work.
There are many ways to stay informed at The Collegiate. Important notices are available on The Collegiate Website and may be mailed to student email accounts. The Collegiate has a closed-circuit television screen in the rotunda on the 1st floor of Wesley Hall; it displays current and updated information on extracurricular clubs and activities, guest speakers and special events, etc. Posters are displayed on the bulletin boards on the second floors of Wesley Hall. Listen carefully when your instructors make announcements in class. In addition, follow The Collegiate on Twitter @collegiate_uwpg and like The University of Winnipeg Collegiate on Facebook.
The Collegiate offers financial assistance to help offset tuition costs for students in financial need. Most bursaries have been allocated by the time classes start in September. If a financial situation arises during the year for you or your family, please speak with a Dean.
A bursary is a tuition grant based on financial need and is meant to supplement a student’s own resources. A copy of both parents’ previous year’s “Notice of Assessment” from Revenue Canada is required with all bursary applications. Students must maintain a satisfactory academic record and class attendance to continue to qualify for a bursary. Application for bursaries should be made by August 15; however, students in financial need should not hesitate to contact a Dean regarding tuition assistance at any point during the school year. Bursary Application forms may be obtained from The Collegiate Office or on The Collegiate Website.
Special Entrance Scholarships are automatically offered to new students who meet criteria indicated on The Collegiate Website. These scholarships are offered without the necessity of a scholarship application.
Mark distribution information is on the course outline sheet you will receive in the first class of each course.
A mark of “M.C.” indicates that you have been excused from an assignment, test, or exam for a legitimate reason (eg. medical). Your total possible mark will then be reduced by the value of the specific assignment, test or exam.
Please note that “M.C.”s do not happen automatically; you must discuss the missed work with your instructor.
“NP” represents “no paper” and indicates that an assignment, test, or exam has not been written. NP is considered a 0% for grade calculations.
In courses which have final examinations, you must write the final exam in order to pass the course. There are no exemptions, regardless of your term marks.
Term report cards will be issued in early November and in early January. Final report cards will be issued at the end of April, June, and August. Final grades are released once approved by The Collegiate Faculty Council.
Arrange to speak with the course instructor within 7 working days after notification of your final grade. If, after discussions with the instructor, you believe the issue has not been settled, please see a Dean for further information about our appeal process.
Final transcripts are issued free of charge to every current Collegiate student after April exams are completed and all textbooks have been returned.
The Collegiate I.D. card obtained at Student Central is your library card (if you lose it, check at the Security Office 1C33 since all lost cards are taken there. The cost of a replacement card is $25.00). If you need assistance using the library facilities, ask the staff at the library reference desk.
The loan period for stack books is thirty days, subject to recall after fourteen days. All overdue stack books and reserve materials are subject to fines. Library holds for outstanding books/fines will be placed against your Collegiate/University account. Holders of library cards for The University of Winnipeg can also apply for library privileges at The University of Manitoba.
You will be assigned to a specific locker. If you do not have a locker, please visit the Office.
Collegiate lockers are loaned to you for the Fall/Winter session (September – April) only. Please remove your lock and personal belongings and return all borrowed textbooks before the end of the Fall/Winter term in April.
The locker is a temporary storage area, on a “day to day” basis, for items such as clothing, shoes, books, etc. It is strongly advised NOT to store valuable items such as cash, credit cards, wallets, purses, jewellery, calculators, laptops, etc.
The Collegiate does not keep a record of your locker combination. IF you are unable to open your locker, please see the Office who will arrange for security to cut your lock.
The Collegiate and the University do not assume responsibly for articles lost or stolen from lockers or other areas of the buildings. Nevertheless, all thefts should be reported to University Security in 1C33 and to a Dean. Purchase a high quality lock. Use a strong, well-made padlock with a short shank of high tensile or force resistant steel. Locks may be purchased from The Collegiate Office or Bookstore. Remember to lock your locker between classes and at the end of the school day.
Students may purchase a parking space in nearby commercial lots. As well The UWSA runs a parking registry of private space rentals.
High School Students need a “Go-Card” to board a transit bus with a High School bus ticket or High School bus pass. Photos for Go-Cards are taken at school photo day. The Go-Card will be distributed to you early October.
- A joint effort between the University and the UWSA, the SafeWalk and SafeRide program is intended to increase students’ safety by offering escorted walks or rides to bus stops, cars, taxis, or residences near the University. To request a SafeWalk or SafeRide, stop by or call the Security Services office (located inside the main doors of Centennial Hall) and identify your need. SafeWalk operates during the Fall and Winter sessions Monday to Friday from 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm, and SafeRide operates daily, during the fall and winter sessions,
There are numerous food facilities on campus and around campus. You can also bring lunch and eat anywhere on campus.
First check with The Collegiate Office as an Instructor or classmate may have brought your item to the Office. Secondly, visit the Security Office in Centennial Hall for their Lost & Found.
School photos will be held in the 2nd week of September. It is important to bring a completed photo request form on the day of the photos. Please see The Collegiate website for details.
All students must get their picture taken regardless of whether or not you will be buying photos. When you get your picture taken, the company will send us ‘Go Cards’ which is what you use to prove you are a high school student when using your high school student bus pass.
Grad photos will be taken in November; please see the website for details.
Visit the front desk at the Duckworth Centre with your Student ID card.
Your username/password will be mailed to you prior to the commencement of classes in Fall. Should you not receive your username/password please see the Office.
Please visit the Office.
Please call the UW HelpDesk at 204.786.9419 or visit the HelpDesk at 4C32B (UpLink, 4th Floor Centennial Hall).