Centre for New Students

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Centre for New Students

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STARTonline.ca

So, what is STARTonline.ca anyway?  In short, START online is new studen'ts online partner is preparing for student life.  From June through to September we'll be with you every step of the way as you get ready to come to campus. STARTonline works in tandem with START Here, a calendar for #futuregryphons.  Every day we'll post...

Summer Programs

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

So, what is STARTonline.ca anyway?  In short, START online is new studen'ts online...
Transition seminars are suggested to those who plan to participate in a campus tour in...
START for First Timers is a mid-August, on-campus event designed specifically to welcome...
Alumni Affairs & Development partners with the Centre for New Students to launch you...

Mentoring Programs

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

We know that first year university is a time of transition and that can mean lots of...
Do you want to ensure you will get the most out of your classes and get a grade you'll be...
Students enjoying the CHROMA project
The Chroma project is a mentoring program available to new students, where you are...

Orientation Week

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

Detailed information on Orientation Week 2015: I Am A Gryphon will be available at the...
Event planners play a central role in Orientation Week and we want to help you achieve...
Without the tireless work of volunteers, Orientation Week simply wouldn't be possible....
Orientation Week at the University of Guelph has a lot of history. This section of our...

Parents & Families

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

The countdown is on - and it will be a few days before Orientation Week before you know...
This handbook is updated each year and mailed directly to new students to share with...
If your student experiences challenges transitioning to university life this session...
Two sessions are being held for participants convenience so they need only attend one...

Ongoing Initiatives

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

OUTline is the University of Guelph's resource and support service specializing in...
From time to time, we release reports or other documents for consideration by the...