New Students

Students must communicate with the Residence Directors two weeks in advance of their arrival date. New resident students should arrive on August 30 and returning resident students on September 1. 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 25-26, 2019 OR December 31, 2019 and January 1, 2020

You must 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. The International Student Coordinator or other 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: If you arrive on the International Student Arrival Dates, you will not be charged for pick up (See Transportation).
    • 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, get a Social Insurance Number, sign up for a bank account, get a phone SIM card, buy bedding, etc.

IMPORTANT NOTE: International Orientation is required by the Canadian Government for all Designated Learning Institutions. It is mandatory to attend unless you have attended one at your former school or have been studying in Canada for over a year already.

If you have questions, please contact the International Student Services Coordinator.

If you miss orientation without a valid excuse, 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 is available from three locations in Winnipeg to 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. You must inform us of your confirmed travel arrangements at least 3 business days in advance. There may a waiting period in order to accommodate other arriving students. 

  • Airport: Wait next to Baggage Claim area.
  • Bus Depot: Wait by the Greyhound ticket window.
  • VIA Rail Station: Wait at the front door.

To arrange for this service, you must fill out a Transportation Request Form.