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Getting Ready for College

Congratulations and welcome to RRC Polytech!

If you’ve already submitted your application to the College, here is an informative checklist to ensure you’re prepared to begin your studies.

At this point, you should have submitted your application, paid the application fee, and submitted all required documentation on your Future Student Account. If you haven’t, please ensure to do the above before reviewing our checklist.

Top 10 Checklist for New Students

1. Stay Familiar with Your Future Student Account Username and Password

You created this when you submitted your application and you’ll want to ensure you know it in case you need to add anything to your application.
If you have forgotten your password, you may reset it by going to the reset password page.

If you have forgotten your username or are locked out of your account, please contact our Student Service Centre.

2. Pay Your Non-refundable Deposit

Your Admissions Officer will send you either a Conditional Letter of Offer or a Letter of Offer which will include a non-refundable deposit to confirm your attendance in your program. The deposit must be paid by the specific date outlined in your letter as failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your application.

As a reminder…

Conditional Offer Letter: There are still admission requirements that must be met within a stated timeframe and you must meet the conditions in the letter in order to move to the next step.

Offer Letter: You have met the admission requirements and payment of the deposit is to confirm your attendance in the program.

3. Registration Letter – Officially in at RRC Polytech!


You are now admitted into your program and a start date has been provided to you. Further information around course registration and scheduling will be provided to you via email (keep an eye on your Student Email!).

4. Know Your RRC Polytech Email Account and HUB

This is different than your Future Student Account as this is what you will use going forward at the College.

As a RRC Polytech student, you are provided with access to HUB, which will provide you with 24-hour access to all RRC Polytech online and network resources and your student email account.

HUB is home to all of the College’s online apps and your personal information. On HUB, you can do the following:

  • Access your financial information and pay your fees
  • Review your academic information
  • Launch Office 365
  • Rent a locker
  • Update your parking information
  • And much more!

To learn more about the available options for our students, visit Information Technology Solutions.

5. Options to Finance Your Education

Student fees are payable on or before the academic term start date as listed in your offer letter.

Here are some helpful options to assist you:

  • Band-Funded and other Sponsored Students
    If your program or student fees are billed to a third party, you must submit and complete a Sponsorship Authorization Form.
  • Manitoba Student Aid
    Manitoba Student Loans and Canada Student Loans are interest-free and payment-free while you are in full-time studies. Learn more about the student financial assistance process and apply online by visiting Manitoba Student Aid. Please note RRC Polytech requests your fee payments directly from Manitoba Student Aid, however you are still responsible for ensuring the government student loan process is completed and that the College receives your program fees. If you have not received your student loan by the start date, you must contact one of the Student Service Centres to discuss payment arrangements to avoid being charged a late fee.
  • Awards and Financial Aid at RRC Polytech
    Our office provides several support services, including information on financing assistance programming and provides our College community with over two million in awards each year! Review our complete list of Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries to see if you are eligible. Please note that all awards do require an application.
  • Employment and Training Services Manitoba-Assisted Students
    You are responsible for paying your portion of program and student fees by the payment due date. Employment Manitoba will send their portion of the program and student fees directly to the College. If the College does not receive the Employment and Training Services Manitoba approval form by the program start date, you are responsible for the entire payment.

6. Visit the Student Service Centres, Campus Store and HUB

Even though your tuition and fees are due closer to the beginning of the term, you can save time by doing these student tasks before your program starts!

Student Service Centre

Photo ID Card

Student ID cards are available at the Student Service Centres during regular office hours. You can either get a photo taken or upload a photo of yourself!

For information about obtaining your photo ID card, contact the Student Service Centres.

Important Dates

While you’re looking ahead to the upcoming school year, make sure to plan your calendar year around some important dates at the College.

Campus Store


Booklists are available through the Campus Store approximately three weeks prior to your course start date. You can purchase what you need at the Campus Store.


Pay Your Tuition and Fees Online

You can pay for your fees through HUB – Student Finance using VISA or MasterCard. Additional options include paying through your financial institution or by Interac e-transfer.

Visit our Fees page to review all available payment options.

7. Commuting to Campus – Bike, Bus and Park


Outdoor bike lockers are available for rent at the Notre Dame Campus.

Learn more about our bike locker rentals including costs and terms.

Bus Passes and Peggo Card

A post-secondary student Peggo card can be purchased online through the RRC Polytech Students’ Association.

Student Parking – Notre Dame Campus

Monthly parking is available through our Parking Services. Review the parking permits that are best suited for you and purchase a permit if necessary.

Casual (hourly) parking is available at our pay stations or by the PayByPhone App.

Student Parking – Exchange District Campus

Monthly parking is not available through RRC Polytech directly; however, there are several parking lots not operated by the College where you can purchase daily and monthly parking.

Maps and 360º Tours

If you’re navigating our campuses for the first time, take a peek at our College maps and Virtual Campus Tours to help you find your way!

8. Opt-out of Health and Dental

You may be eligible to opt-out of the Students’ Association Health and Dental Plan if confirmation of alternative coverage is available for you.

Note: The opt-out waiver form is required to be submitted to the RRC Polytech Students’ Association Benefits Plan Office within 30 calendar days after the start of your program.

For further coverage information or a copy of the opt-out waiver form, visit My Student Plan.

9. Student Supports and Services

RRC Polytech is committed to your academic and personal success which is why we provide valuable support services to assist you during your time at the College!

Some of RRC Polytech’s Supports:

  • Academic Success
  • Accessibility
  • Advising
  • Campus Well-Being
  • Career Services
  • Counselling
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Indigenous Supports

And some of RRC Polytech’s Services include:

  • Campus Living
  • Campus Store
  • Food Services
  • Health Centres
  • Recreation and Fitness
  • Safety and Security
  • Student Service Centres

10. Congratulations! You’re Red River Ready!

We hope you found this checklist helpful in navigating your next steps on getting started at RRC Polytech.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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