New Students

Students must communicate with the Residence Directors two weeks in advance of their arrival date. New resident students should arrive on August 31 and returning resident students on September 2. Due to final residence and campus preparations, requests to arrive earlier are typically declined. Approved early arrivals will pay room and board fees of $40/day or partial day prior to scheduled arrival dates.

See Residence Move-In/Move-Out Information

International Student Arrival

New international Student Arrival Day: August 26-27, 2018 OR December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019

You should plan to arrive at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on International Student Arrival Day. Please contact the International Student Services Coordinator as soon as you have booked your flight to share your travel itinerary and to coordinate pick up at the airport. A Providence representative will meet you at the airport’s baggage claim area. Please note that there is no bus or train service to the Providence campus.

    • International Student Arrival Dates: There are set days for international students to arrive. If you arrive on the allotted International Student Arrival Dates, you will not be charged for pick up.
    • International Student Orientation Days: Check the Providence Important Dates for orientation dates. All international students, including students from the USA, are required to attend. During orientation you will be introduced to Providence and life in Manitoba and Canada.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you miss orientation you will be charged $325.00 to cover the costs for personal orientation.

If you stay in residence during orientation the cost is $35 per day for room and meals until the residences officially open and your meal plan starts.

Transportation Services

Transportation for departures is available at three locations in Winnipeg from the Providence campus and will be provided for a fee ($45, plus tax, one way). (Please note there is no public transit system to take you from Otterburne to Winnipeg.) Transportation is available from 8:00am - 10:00pm, 7 days/week, however, requests are only processed between Monday and Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Transportation requests made on Saturdays or Sundays will not be processed until the following Monday. Please inform us of your confirmed travel arrangements at least three business days in advance. There may a waiting period of up to two hours in order to wait for other arriving students. For other personal events requiring transportation, students must make their own arrangements.

  • Airport: At Pillar #10, right outside the exit by Tim Hortons.
  • Bus Depot: Wait by the Greyhound ticket window.
  • VIA Rail Station: Wait at the front door.

Providence is not responsible for missing flights or inclement weather. To ensure the safety of all, drivers will not operate the shuttle service in severe weather conditions. To arrange for this service, you must fill out a Transportation Request Form.Once the request is received, you will receive an email confirming travel details.