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St. John’s College

Education x Post-Secondary

St. John’s is an Anglican-based independent constituent of the University of Manitoba, located on the University’s Fort Garry campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba. St John’s is a residential college that is fully integrated into the University of Manitoba and has its own administration. They offer a membership opportunity that enables you to benefit from scholarships, residence, study spaces, events, and more.

The College offers University of Manitoba students the opportunity to be part of a closely-knit community while taking advantage of everything the U of M has to offer. College members include Canadian and International students, making St John’s a great place to learn, and an integral part of the university experience.

St John’s College is a smaller community on the larger campus, a home away from home. The faculty and staff care for our members, and the students are a community.

We are definitely in the city filled with hustle and bustle, as well as the hustle and bustle of the bigger U of M campus. But within that, you will find a home, a place of rest, of caring and belonging. We are a smaller community on the larger campus. 

Any U of M student who wishes to join the college may do so. Religious affiliation is not a prerequisite for membership, and participation in the spiritual life of the College is optional.

A Moment with St. John’s College

Categories: Education x Post-Secondary, Health Sciences

Meet the Speaker

Fayaz Hasan
Dean of Residence

Contact Information
Fayaz Hasan
Dean of Residence
Email: fayaz.hasan@umanitoba.com
Phone: 204-474-8363
Website: umanitoba.ca/colleges/st_johns/


Scholarships, Bursaries, Prizes and Awards

St John’s College scholarships and bursaries are in addition to what the University of Manitoba offers. Around $120,000 in scholarships are available for St John’s members,  the benefit of these Scholarships is that there are better odds of being awarded in comparison to the U of M Scholarships because the pool of students is small (around 1000 students) and every student will qualify for some kind of scholarship each year.

There are two deadlines for applications: April 1 and July 31. The Entrance awards are due July 31. You can apply for those as early as you like, but the academic advisor recommends waiting until the end of June at the earliest. You can find information on all of St John’s scholarships and bursaries here: https://umanitoba.ca/colleges/st_johns/programs/scholarships/index.html

Residence Living Opportunities

At St John’s, there is room for up to 100 students to live in residence. Each student has their own room, food is provided with a private dining room. There is a tv room and games room. And quiet hours for study.

The residence focus is to make sure that the students have everything they need so that they can focus on their studies and not worry about leaving campus to get things done.

Being a smaller community on the larger campus, St John’s College is where students find that balance between study and socializing. They find the support of faculty and staff. And we have an academic advisor/coach, as well as a chaplain to look after the students’ spiritual well-being (regardless of religion).

View Residence Rates: https://umanitoba.ca/colleges/st_johns/residence/Resident_Rates.html

Computer Labs & Study Facilities

At St John’s College, we have some of the most coveted study spaces. Our study carrel rooms are accessible only by those who have rented a desk in those rooms, they are quiet and safe. Members can also use our classrooms (if not otherwise in use) to do group study.

Chapel Community

The Chapel of St John is a space apart; it is a sacred space for students, staff, and faculty to step outside their regular routines for silence, prayer, meditation, or music. It is always open, so please feel free to come and use the space, remembering to be respectful of others. You are welcome here.

Campus Life

St John’s College Residence has its own student association that plans great activities for the residents. There is also the greater St John’s College Students Association which plans activities for both residents and day students. They do things like intramurals, paint nights, movie nights, laser tag, and they also plan events that are fundraisers for various organizations like Manitoba Mutts and Cancer Care Manitoba.

Members of St John’s College come from every department and faculty at the U of M so participating in events is a great way to get to know students from other faculties, as well as have a good time.

The Student’s Association Outreach Team has organized various events such as preparing meals at Ronald McDonald House, bake sales and puppy playtime for Manitoba Mutts, as well as other fundraising events for Cancer Care Manitoba, and other organizations.To get in contact with the St John’s College Student Association, please visit the St John’s College website: https://umanitoba.ca/colleges/st_johns/index.html

Am I Eligible?

At St John’s College, we are open to all students, from every faculty, every department, every background, and every religion.

Membership Fees

St.John’s Additional Membership: St John’s College membership is $10 a term and it is added to your University of Manitoba tuition.

How do I apply?

There are no deadlines for joining St John’s College. Once you have your student number from the University of Manitoba, you can join. Should you choose to join later in the year, or even in your third or fourth year at the university, you can join.

Visit the St John’s College website, see what all we have to offer. If you decide to attend the University of Manitoba, then join the College! If you have questions on that or have difficulty doing so, send me an email at sherry.peters@umanitoba.ca. If you’re interested in living in residence, contact our Dean of Residence, Fayaz at fayaz.hasan@umanitoba.ca