Female students at orientation event

Getting Ready for College

Helping You Succeed

Welcome to Red River College Polytechnic! We provide a range of valuable services and engaging opportunities to help you make the most of your time with us.

Please take the time to review the information about helpful services and supports — it will help to make your experience at the College run smoothly and be even more enjoyable!

Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality education possible, and to help you achieve your educational goals. We’re excited to have you here!

Student Awards and Financial Aid

Looking for additional financial assistance for school? Have you considered Manitoba Student Aid?

Watch a recording of our Manitoba Student Aid information session to learn more about available funding including non-repayable grants and government-sponsored loans (interest-free during school).

Note that Manitoba Student Aid funding is available to students who are residents of Manitoba and Canadian citizens, permanent residents (landed immigrants) or protected persons. This funding is not available to international students.

Academic Supports and College Readiness

College Readiness

Learn more about College Readiness supports in the following areas:

  • Foundational math – refresh your foundational skills using a combination of assessment and interactive, topic-based upgrading modules so you can confidently engage with the math related to your program.
  • Study and learning strategies – discover and practice using evidence-based study skills to help you do your best in your program using the Learning Attitude Study Skills Inventory.

Academic Success Centre

The Academic Success Centre offers a variety of free services to help students understand and study new material, prepare for tests, and develop study skills and intercultural competence. Our services include Tutoring and Academic Coaching, Study Groups and Review Workshops, Study Skills and Diversity Workshops, and EAL Supports.

Library and Academic Services

With locations at both the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campus, the Library has even more to offer through its website. Here you will learn about Library events, workshops, and services. This is also your gateway to thousands of online resources. At the centre of it all is our OneSearch tool. Use this to find books, articles, and videos. The Articles and Databases tab leads you to a variety of specialized online databases from trade standards to nursing supports. Whether through the Ask Us chat service, by email, phone, or in-person staff are ready to assist you with your research or other needs. For 24/7 support check out the online Guides.​

Campus Maps and Transportation


Find your way around our campuses with our online maps.

Student Bus Passes and Peggo

A post-secondary Student peggo card must be purchased at the educational institution where you are enrolled. After your initial purchase you are free to load your card online, at one of our retail sales agents, or by calling 311.

Students are required to show their valid post-secondary student ID to the bus operator when tapping your peggo card. A validation sticker for the school year will be affixed to your student ID.

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Our self-service parking system allows students to purchase monthly parking for the Notre Dame Campus and Stevenson Campus online.

Learn more about parking services ›

Safety and Security

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff, and visitors. To accomplish this, Security Services continues to raise the professionalism of our staff through training and education.

Some of the services we provide are:

  • Foot and mobile patrols
  • Access/key control
  • SafeWalk and SafeRide
  • Crime prevention
  • Emergency first aid and CPR
  • Incident reporting and investigation as well as Lost and found.

Campus Store


Booklists are available from the Campus Store approximately three weeks before classes start.

Locker Rentals

Rent either a full or half locker online through RRC Polytech HUB.

Student Life and Campus Living

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We’re equally committed to fostering a safe campus environment by ensuring everyone has the chance to work, learn and access services in an inclusive and welcoming manner. We provide educational opportunities and resources to help build communication, understanding and respect throughout our campuses.

RRC Polytech Students’ Association

Haunted House! Carnival Days! Movie Marathons! RRC Polytech’s Students’ Association makes campus life more interesting, keeping your calendar filled with fun events and activities — everything from block parties and gaming nights to petting puppies to relieve stress. The SA also provides a number of student-centred supports and services, including scholarships, health and dental plans, on-campus food banks and RRC Polytech’s annual Career Fair. They’re always looking for students to get involved and stay engaged — visit their website or stop into their office to find out how you can get involved!​

Campus Living

Mixing comfort and convenience, our student residence is housed in the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, close to many of the city’s best shops, restaurants and nightclubs. With space for 100 students, the residence is an exciting addition to Winnipeg’s downtown — allowing you to work, dine and play in the heart of the historic Exchange District.

Health and Well Being

Healthy Minds Healthy College

RRC Polytech is a health-promoting college. Through our Healthy Minds Healthy College strategy, we offer many mental health-promoting activities and events throughout the year to encourage well-being, reduce stigma about mental illness, and build positive relationships.

Health Services

Located at both the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses, our Health Service Centres are staffed by professional nurses who can respond to emergency medical situations and provide healthy lifestyle information and tips for avoiding illness. If you’re feeling under the weather, they can help get you back on your feet as soon as possible!

RRC Polytech Students’ Association Health and Dental plan

You may be eligible to opt out of the RRC Polytech Students’ Association Health and Dental plan if confirmation of alternate coverage and completed opt-out waiver form is submitted to the RRC PolytechSA Student Benefits Plan Office within 30 calendar days after the start date of the program. For further coverage information, please visit My Student Plan.

Resource and Resolution Advisor

Red River College Polytechnic is committed to preventing sexual violence, harassment and discrimination in all its forms, and to creating a safe and inclusive working, learning and living environment for everyone. If you experience any of the above as a student, know that it is not your fault. Also, know that supports are available.

RRC Polytech is also a partner with REES (Respect Educate Empower Survivors), a trauma-informed, secure online tool for reporting sexual violence on campus and connecting individuals to supports.

Student Service Centre/Registrar’s Office

Transfer Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning

Transfer Credit provides recognition for courses or programs completed at another recognized post-secondary institution or in a different RRC Polytech program.

Work and life experiences may also be used to gain credit for courses in your RRC Polytech program through our Recognition of Prior Learning processes.

Learn more about Transfer Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning.


See important academic dates and holiday closures at the College.


Access a wide variety of forms that you’ll need during your time at RRC Polytech.

Photo ID Cards

Photo ID cards are available at Student Service Centres and are required for identification purposes, accessing College services such as fitness centres or computer labs, borrowing materials and writing exams.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Program fees and Students’ Association fees are payable on or before the academic term start date.

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

You can learn more about student financial assistance and apply online at manitobastudentaid.ca. With the interactive online application, you will receive an estimate within two weeks of submitting your application. You can follow the progress of your application online by logging in to your online account. Manitoba Student Loans and Canada Student Loans are interest-free and payment-free while you are in full-time studies.

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.

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.

Awards and Financial Aid

RRC Polytech’s Student Awards and Financial Aid Office provides a number of support services for Red River College Polytechnic students, including information on financial assistance programs available to Manitoba students. See our complete list of awards, bursaries, and scholarships.

Counselling and Student Accessibility Services/Career Services

Student Accessibility Services

If you have a diagnosed disability, you may be eligible for academic accommodations such as exam accommodations, ASL-English interpreting, transcribing, note-taking assistance or assistive technology.

Counselling Services

Personal wellbeing is critical to academic success and RRC Polytech has professionally trained counsellors to provide you with confidential counselling for personal/relational challenges, managing mental wellness, and to receive support through times of crisis.

Career Services

Career Services provides a full range of employment services and supports targeted at students, recent graduates and employers. We’re committed to ensuring Red River College Polytechnic students are provided with the employment supports they require to be able to build a career, enhance their quality of life, and contribute to both economic and social prosperity.

Indigenous Support Services

The Indigenous Student Supports team provides the tools and resources to help Indigenous students succeed, from community to classroom to career. We believe that to reach your personal potential, the mind, body, spirit and heart must work together. From academic to cultural, we provide holistic supports that help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Whether you need help studying for your next test, working through an application or process, accessing technology, finding childcare or housing, or just someone to talk to, we are here to help.

Our Indigenous Support Centres provide a home away from home where you can smudge, participate in events and ceremonies, or spend time with friends. Our facilities include a computer lab, kitchen, study area and lounge.
Supports include Elders-in-Residence, prospective student and enrolment supports, academic and resource coaches, navigation coaches, advisors, financial aid officers, and transition to employment coaches. Stay tuned for monthly online events including special guest speakers, discussions, workshops, cultural teachings, our annual Truth and Reconciliation Week, among other opportunities to connect, share, build community and learn.

International Education

International Student Support

The Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships can help you make a smooth transition to your new life in Canada.

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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