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Published by Booth University College, 2017-08-16 15:37:26

Student Guide 2017-18

Student Guide 2017-18

2017-2018 EDUCATION FOR A BETTER WORLD

Booth University College

GSTUUDIDENET

WELCOME

President

I am delighted that you have chosen to pursue
your studies at Booth UC.

Whether this is your first semester, your final year,
or something in the middle, our hope is that you
will invest yourself fully in the Booth experience
and opportunity.

Education involves the whole person – head, heart and hands. Take time
to involve yourself in all that a university education at Booth UC provides –
academics, student life, community gatherings and service. Make time
to build relationships with other students, your professors and staff.
Take advantage of the resources available to you – the Library, Academic
Learning Centre, Student Life Committee activities and all of our Booth UC
Student Services. Engage with the community inside and outside of
Booth UC through service, volunteering, practicums and internships.
Enjoy the City. Open your mind to be challenged, to consider new ideas
and to explore faith and learning in new ways.

Our Mission includes the statement that Booth UC “brings together
Christian faith, rigorous scholarship and a passion for service”. Booth UC
believes in ‘Education for a Better World’. I believe in ‘Education for a
Better World’. Experience it, be part of it, have a wonderful year, and
may God richly bless you.

Dr. Marjory Kerr
President
Booth University College

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WELCOME

Dean of Students

Welcome to Booth UC! You are joining a vibrant
community of students, faculty and staff who are
passionate about using their skills and abilities to
make this world a better place. Together, we form
a community that is small enough to develop solid
relationships across the entire school, and big
enough to make a real impact in our downtown
neighbourhood. At Booth UC, every student counts!

As you make friends, find mentors and identify new opportunities for
your future career path, I hope you will take full advantage of the many
ways that Booth UC is able to support your education journey. This guide
provides a short summary of these services, but there are many more
ways for you to engage and make the most of your time here. Come and
talk to us! Our Student Services team is eager to hear your ideas. We
look forward to seeing how your contributions make Booth UC a better
place this year!

Talk to you soon,

Rhonda Friesen
Dean of Students
Booth University College

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Table of Contents 1
2
• Welcome
- President 4
- Dean of Students 4
4
• Quick Guide to Orientation 5
- All Students
- International Students 6
- Residence Students 6
6
• Welcome Week Schedule 7
• Need to Know 7

- Purchasing Textbooks 7
- Student ID Cards 8
- Transportation 8
- Physical Wellness 9
- Commuting Student Storage 9
• Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 9
- How do I register for classes? 10
- How do I make changes to my courses? 10
- What is a Certificate of Enrolment and where can I get one? 10
- Where do I find forms?
- Where can I find my Professor? 11
- How will Booth provide me with important information? 11
- How can I find out about events that are happening on campus? 11
- Where can I study/hang-out on campus? 11
- The Bistro is closed! Where can I get coffee/snacks?!? 11
• Financial Information 11
- Fees
- Payment Due Dates 12
- Methods of Payment 12
- Payment Plans
- Student Loans 13
- Scholarships & Awards 13
• Important Dates
- FALL 2017
- WINTER 2018
• Hours of Operation & Contact Info
- Hours of Operation
- Contact Information

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QUICK GUIDE TO ORIENTATION

All Students

Orientation Monday, Sept. 4 – Tuesday, Sept. 5 (Arrive by 8:45 a.m.)
- This event is for all new students to Booth UC to provide opportunities to:
• Meet your professors and staff support team
• Learn about your academic program
• Build your peer network and friendships

International Students

International Student Orientation Wednesday, Aug. 30 – Thursday,
Aug. 31 (Arrive by 8:00 a.m.)

- This event is for international students who are new to Booth UC
to provide opportunities to:
• Learn more about Booth UC and university education in Canada
• Discover Winnipeg
• Learn about Canadian culture
• Registration / Fee Payment / Student ID cards

Residence Students

Move-In Saturday, Sept. 2
• Arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
• Dinner at 5:00 p.m.
• Residence Programming at 7:00 p.m.

- Residence Lunch Sunday Sept. 3 @ 1:00 p.m.

- Residence Orientation Sunday, Sept. 3 @ 7:00 p.m.

BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE - STUDENT GUIDE 2017/18 4

WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 30th
• 8:00-4:00 - International Student Orientation (Welcome to BoothUC,

Welcome to Canadian Culture)

Thursday, August 31st
• 9:00-4:00 - International Student Orientation (Academic Supports,

Get to Know Winnipeg Activity)

Saturday, September 2nd
• 8:00-4:00 - Residence Move-In
• 5:00-6:00 - Dinner
• 6:30-9:30 - All Residence Activity

Sunday, September 3rd
• 1:00-3:00 - Residence Picnic
• 7:00-9:00 - Residence Orientation

Monday, September 4th
• 9:00-1:00 - Orientation Sessions (Student Services/Student Life)
• 1:00-8:00 - Student Life Community Event @ Assiniboine Park Zoo

Tuesday, September 5th
• 9:00-12:00 - Orientation Sessions (Academic Services and Programs)
• 9:00-10:30 - Parents Program (Campus Tour beginning @ 10:00)
• 10:30-4:00 - Student Connect Event
• 12:00-4:00 - Registration, Fee Payment, Campus Tours

Wednesday, September 6th
• 11:30-1:00 - Welcome BBQ for All Students, Faculty, and Staff

Thursday, September 7th
• Evening - Student Life Events (TBC)

Friday, September 8th
• Evening - Progressive Dinner

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NEED TO KNOW

Purchasing Textbooks

There are 2 key steps to getting textbooks for your courses.
They are:
1. Find out what textbooks you need by checking the online textbook list

(https://www.boothuc.ca/registrar/) or by checking your course syllabus.

2. Buy your textbooks from:
• The University of Winnipeg Bookstore
• Online through Amazon or directly from the Publisher’s Website
• From Booth UCs Used Books Facebook Group (Booth UC used books for sale)

Student ID Cards

If you are a new student to Booth, you will need to have your ID picture taken
on orientation day. If you are a returning student, you will need to pick up a
Validation sticker for your current ID card. Lost cards will be replaced for a fee.

Transportation

P Parking
Booth UC does not have student parking available. Students must make
their own arrangements for parking.

Public Transit
Post-secondary Peggo cards may be purchased from the Student Services
Info Desk. A valid Student ID is required. Payment can be made by cash,
debit, VISA or MasterCard.

Current bus routes and schedules can be found on the Winnipeg Transit website.
For more information call (204) 986-5700 or visit www.winnipegtransit.ca.

Bikes
It is recommended that students who ride a bicycle to Booth UC lock
it in the bicycle cage behind the Webb Place building. This is a locked
cage accessible only by key which can be obtained at the Student Services
Information Desk.

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NEED TO KNOW

Physical Wellness

Gymnasium
The gymnasium has designated hours for general use by all students. The
gymnasium must be reserved at the Student Services Information Desk.
Please contact Student Services for more information.

Commuting Student Storage

Lockers are available to students in Webb Place campus. Students are required
to register for a locker at the Student Services Information Desk on a first-come-
first-served basis. Students must provide their own locks, which must be removed
prior to the end of the academic year. The University College assumes no
responsibility for the security of the items stored. Lockers are located in the
basement hallways and in the locker rooms/washrooms, and also in the
washrooms on the third floor (in the back hallway).

How do I register for classes?

Course registration is done through your online portal. Follow the instructions
provided. The two most common errors to avoid are:
1. only choosing the course from the left column and not choosing a section from

the right column and
2. forgetting to press submit. Talk to your advisor if you have questions about

which courses you should take. If you do have problems with your portal, let
us in the Registrar's Office know and we would be glad to help.

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FAQ

How do I make changes to my courses?

You have until the end of the Registration Revision period to make changes to
your schedule. This date is typically two weeks after the start of classes, but
check the Academic Calendar to be sure. You can make the changes in your
portal just like you did to initially register. Adding a class is exactly the same
and to drop a course, you just need to move the appropriate drop down menu
up to the "blank" and press submit. Changes made during Registration Revision
period receive a full refund.

Changes after the Registration Revision period require a Voluntary Withdrawal
(VW) request. A Voluntary Withdrawal requires a signature from your advisor.
A VW will show up on your transcript and no course fees are refunded, so it's
better to get your courses set in the first two weeks. For more details refer to
the Academic Calendar (pg. 31).

What is a Certi�icate of Enrolment and where can I get one?

There are two basic formats for the Certificate of Enrolment. One is just a
statement of your full/part time status for a period of time, which is typically
used for immigration, insurance, and student discounts. The second is a
detailed breakdown with your courses and tuition owed that is typically used
by sponsors, banks, student loans – anyone who wants to know how much you
owe through being a full time student.

A Certificate of Enrolment can be requested at the Student Services Info Desk
or by contacting the Registrar’s Office directly. Processing the form may take
a few business days, so make sure to request the form in advance.

BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE - STUDENT GUIDE 2017/18 8

FAQ

Where do I �ind forms?

All the Registrar’s Office forms can be found online on the Registrar’s Office
website https://www.boothuc.ca/registrar. Just scroll down and click
“Registrar’s Office forms”.

Where can I �ind my Professor?

Most faculty (professors) offices are located on the 3rd floor of the Waldron
Building. The offices for the core faculty of the Bachelor of Business Administration
program can be found in Petersen Hall.

How will Booth UC provide me with important information?

Important information will be communicated through e-mail. It is very
important that you notify the Registrar’s Office of your current e-mail address.
Most information regarding your courses can be found in your course syllabus.
If there is a specific update that your professor wants to communicate, like a
class cancellation or information about an assignment, they will typically e-mail
the class.
If you are on the waitlist for a course, you will be notified by e-mail if space
becomes available.

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FAQ

How can I �ind out about events that are happening
on campus?

There are several ways that you can find out about what is happening on campus.

1. Follow the Booth UC Social Media Accounts!

a. @BoothUC

b. @booth_uc

c. @BoothUC

2. Check the bulletin boards and screens on campus regularly!
3. Check your e-mail! Student Services will provide info about upcoming events

and opportunities in regular e-mail updates!

Where can I study or hang-out on campus?

There are a number of great spaces to hang-out and/or study on campus.
Students are always welcome to find a study spot in the Bistro or in any of our
common lounges. The lounges on the 1st and 3rd floors feature couches, tables,
and USB charging stations that are ideal for both individual and group work.
The 1st floor “Commons” also features a pool table, and TV.

The Bistro is closed! Where can I get coffee and snacks?!?

To best meet your caffeine and snack needs, there is a coffee machine and
vending machines inside the Bistro that are available as long as the school is
open. If you happen to be over at 290 Vaughan, you can also purchase coffee
and a limited variety of snacks from the library!

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Fees

Tuition fees are due the day before the course begins. Once we get close to the
start of a new semester, you will find an invoice in your student portal with the
amount of fees owing.

Payment Due Dates

Fees for the Fall Semester must be paid in full by Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Fees for the Winter Semester must be paid in full by Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Methods of Payment

Payments can be made in person at the Student Services Information Desk or
the Registrar’s Office by cheque, cash, debit or credit (VISA or MasterCard).
If payments are not made, you will be removed from the class. Credit card
payments can also be processed over the phone by calling the Student Services
Information Desk at (204) 947-6701 or the Assistant Registrar, Maria, at
(204) 924-4865. For information regarding an electronic funds transfer (EFT)
please contact Maria.

Payment Plans

Payment plans for tuition and fees are available through the Registrar’s Office on
a very strict case-by-case basis.

Student Loans

Our Assistant Registrar, Maria, will be happy to help you with any paperwork
required. Check the appropriate government website to get started.

Scholarships & Awards

In addition to entrance scholarships, Booth UC also has a number of different
scholarships and needs based awards available. More information regarding
scholarships and awards can be found at https://www.boothuc.ca/scholarships.

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IMPORTANT DATES

FALL 2017 International Student Orientation August 30-31
Residence Opens September 2
WINTER 2018 Orientation September 4-5
Payment Deadline September 5
First Day of Classes September 6
Last Day of Registration and Revision Period September 22
Thanksgiving
Fall Reading Week October 9
Voluntary Withdrawal Deadline October 9-13
Remembrance Day November 3
Last Day of Classes November 11
Final Exam Period December 5
Bistro Closes December 7-13
Residence Closes for Fall Semester December 15
December 15
Intensive Courses
International Student Orientation January 8-12
Orientation for New Students January 10-11
Residence Opens
Payment Deadline January 12
First Day of Classes January 13
Last Day of Registration and Revision Period January 14
Louis Riel Day (No Classes) January 15
Winter Reading Week January 26
Voluntary Withdrawal Deadline February 19
Good Friday February 19-23
Last Day of Classes
Final Exam Period March 9
Convocation March 30
Bistro Closes
Residence Closes for Winter Semester April 13
April 16-20

April 29
April 30
April 30

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Hours of Operation

General Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Booth Bistro: Hours as Posted Outside of Gymnasium

Gymnasium: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Library: Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday
Saturday 24 Hours/Day

Computer Lab (Residence) 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Computer Lab (Commuter)
Monday – Friday
Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays

Contact Information (204) 947-6701
(204) 924-4883
Student Services (204) 924-4876
Sherilyn Burke - Student Services Assistant (204) 924-4875
Kate-Lyn Danyluk - Academic Learning Centre Coordinator (204) 924-4869
Rhonda Friesen - Dean of Students (204) 924-4858
Derek Loeppky - Student Services Coordinator
Tim Plett - Spiritual Formation Coordinator (204) 954-6137
(204) 924-4878
Library Circulation Desk
(204) 924-4872
IT Services (204) 924-4863
Nathan Keys - IT Support Technician
Chris Nelson - Network Administrator (204) 924-4865
Academic Services (204) 924-4861
Academic Services Office
Dr. Michael Boyce - VP Academic and Dean
Registrar’s Of�ice
Maria Ayo - Assistant Registrar
Jeremy Perrott - Registrar

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