Centre for New Students

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Centre for New Students

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Centre for New Students

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Parents and Families Day: Oct. 4th

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about campus life, gain insight into the first year experience, and discover how the University of Guelph is committed to student success. We will be hosting morning sessions discussing stressors and opportunities in first year, and sharing tips for making the most of the resources on campus. Talk to staff from the Centre for New Students and meet other parents...

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Summer Programs

Once you have an offer of admission, CNS offers opportunities throughout the summer for you to prepare for first year.

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Our online summer orientation program is designed to help newly admitted students prepare...
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If you're participating in a campus tour in May or June, this is a unique opportuinty to...
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START for First Timers 2014 is to be held August 15th in Rozanski Hall. Please register...
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Alumni Affairs & Development has partnered with the Centre for New Students to bring...
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Building a foundation for success as a university student on a 5-day canoe adventure!...
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Mentoring Programs

One-on-one support with trained upper year students to help ensure you're successful in first year.

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OCC Facilitators are upper-year students who call first year students living off-campus...
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The Pursuit Project is an exciting program that is designed to engage, motivate, and...
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In the fall semester we offer a program to assist with the transition to university life...
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Did first semester get you down?  Get some support this winter! Bounce Back is a support...
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Orientation Week

Eight days of events to introduce you to opportunities, resources, the community and expectations.

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To get detailed information week on Orientation Week 2014: I Am A Gryphon, please visit...
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Event planners play a central role in Orientation Week and we want to help you achieve...
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Apply to be an Orientation Volunteer for Orientation Week 2014, Celebrate 50: I'm a...
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Orientation Week at the University of Guelph has a lot of history. This section of our...
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Parents & Families

A major life event for any family member is sure to affect everyone. Find out more about the transition and university life.

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This handbook is updated each year and mailed directly to new students.  We strongly...
The countdown is on - and with just a couple of weeks until Orientation Week begins, this...
Saturday, October 4, 2014 Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about campus...
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Ongoing Initiatives

Special events in the fall and winter help round out the transition experience. CNS also makes historical info available.

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The purpose of the ‘Mama Never Told Me’ program is to engage first year students in a...
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OUTline is the University of Guelph's resource and support service specializing in...
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From time to time, we release reports or other documents for consideration by the...