General Information

Meals

On-campus meal packages are available and must be reserved and paid for in advance. Unfortunately, we are not able to customize meal packages.  The following meal packages are available:sDSC_2184

Session I, Full Meal Package, Supper June 11 –
Breakfast June 17
$167.30
Session I, Lunch Package, June 12-16 $42.80
Session II, Full Meal Package, Supper June 18 –
Breakfast June 24
$167.30
Session II, Lunch Package, June 19-23 $42.80
Weekend Meal Package, Lunch June 17 –
Lunch June 18
$42.15
Session I, Ramadan Meal Package, June 11-17 (6 nights) $124.50
Session II, Ramadan Meal Package, June 18-24 (6 nights) $124.50
Session I & II, Ramadan Meal Package, June 11-24 (13 nights) $269.75

Please note that a ticket to the Thursday lunch Peacebuilders Banquet is included with the course fee. Therefore, the meal packages do not include Thursday lunch.

Please note that all Ramadan meal packages will consist of boxed halal meals that can be heated in a microwave oven.  Participants will be able to access their meals anytime during the night.

Please also note that the weekend meal package will consist of boxed meals that can be heated in a microwave oven.

On-campus meal packages can be reserved as part of the CSOP online application or by submitting the 2017 CSOP Lodging and Meals Form, together with the 2017 CSOP Application and Registration Form.

Folio Café is an on-campus café that serves coffee, small bites and gelato and is open Monday – Saturday. The nearest restaurants and grocery stores are about 2 km from campus, which is a 20-30 minute walk or a 10 minute bus ride. Dormitory accommodations include shared access to a microwave and toaster, but do not include access to a fridge, stove or other kitchen facilities. 

Off-campus meals are the responsibility of the participant.

Lodging

On-campus lodging packages are available and must be reserved and paid for in advance. Unfortunately, we are not able to customize lodging packages. Single and double rooms are available in two different dormitory buildings:

  • Concord Hall
    Rooms are furnished with desks, chairs, and closet space. Double rooms have two single beds and all rooms share a washroom with the room next door. Bedding is included.
  • Poettcker Hall
    Rooms are furnished with desks, chairs, two single beds (or bunks), and closets. Bedding is included. The washrooms are located down the hallway.
LODGING OPTIONS – SESSION I ONLY
Session I, June 11-17 (6 nights), Single Room, Concord Hall   $309.36
Session I, June 11-17 (6 nights), Single Room, Poettcker Hall   $256.47
Session I, June 11-17 (6 nights), Double Room, Concord Hall      $228.12
Session I, June 11-17 (6 nights), Double Room, Poettcker Hall  $181.53
LODGING OPTIONS – SESSION II ONLY
Session II, June 18-24 (6 nights), Single Room, Concord Hall $309.36
Session II, June 18-24 (6 nights), Single Room, Poettcker Hall $256.47
Session II, June 18-24 (6 nights), Double Room, Concord Hall $228.12
Session II, June 18-24 (6 nights), Double Room, Poettcker Hall $171.30
LODGING OPTIONS – SESSIONS I & II
Sessions I & II, June 11-24 (13 nights), Single Room, Concord Hall $670.28
Sessions I & II, June 11-24 (13 nights), Single Room, Poettcker Hall $555.69
Sessions I & II, June 11-24 (13 nights), Double Room, Concord Hall $494.25
Sessions I & II, June 11-24 (13 nights), Double Room, Poettcker Hall $393.32

On-campus lodging packages can be reserved as part of the CSOP online application or by submitting the 2017 CSOP Lodging and Meals Form, together with the 2017 CSOP Application and Registration Form.

Off-campus lodging is the responsibility of the participant.

Location

Canadian Mennonite University is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in central Canada. The University is about a 20-minute drive from the Winnipeg international airport, the Winnipeg bus terminal and the Winnipeg train station. Canadian Mennonite University is a scent-, smoke-, alcohol- and drug-free campus.

Click here for a map from the Winnipeg International Airport to CMU.

Click here for a map from the Via Rail Train Station to CMU.

Click here for a map from the Winnipeg Bus Terminal to CMU. The Winnipeg Bus Terminal is located at 2015 Wellington Ave, beside the Winnipeg International Airport. The terminal was moved to this location in August 2009.

Entry Into Canada

All international visitors coming to Canada to attend the CSOP will need to carry a valid passport. The Canadian government will require some of you to obtain a visa before you arrive in the country. Please start the process early; obtaining visas can take several months. To check requirements, please consult the website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp. To see a list of countries and territories whose residents need a visa to enter Canada, go to http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp and for a list of visa offices, go to http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/apply-where.asp.

International visitors who do not require a visa are required to have an eletronic travel authorization (eTA) to enter Canada.  US citizens are exempt from this requirement.  For more information on the eTA, including how to apply and how to find out if you need and eTA, please go to http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp.

Weather

The average temperature in Winnipeg in June ranges from 10.7° to 23.3° Celsius
(51° to 74° Fahrenheit). Average temperatures can be misleading, as some days in June are hotter than 30° Celsius. Summers are typically warm and often humid, with frequent night-time thunderstorms.

Campus Arrival and Departure

If you are arriving the morning of your class, go to  the North side of campus (500 Shaftesbury Blvd) and follow the signs for registration and coffee. Registration is available from 8:00 – 8:45 am on the Monday of each week. The Opening Program is at 9:00 am in the Laudamus Auditorium.

If you are arriving prior to registration, you can find your housing at Concord Hall (2318 Grant Ave) or Poettcker Hall (2316 Grant). If you require additional assistance you can call CMU Campus Residence Hosts ((204) 228-3962). If you signed up and paid for housing, your room number will be e-mailed to you in advance of your arrival.

Classes end at 4:00 PM on the last day of each session. Please note that it is a 20 minute cab ride to reach the Winnipeg International Airport and you will need to be there two hours in advance of your flight.

Download a map of the entire CMU Shaftesbury Campus (PDF)

Download a map of the CMU North Shaftesbury Campus (PDF)

Support Services

All participants will have access to the CMU Library.

Computers, with internet access, will be available for your use on campus. You are welcome to bring your personal computer. There is internet hook-up in residences and there are several buildings on campus where wireless internet access is available.