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O-Week 2015 - Info for New Students & Families

Orientation Week 2015: I Am A Gryphon, kicks off your first week of your University of Guelph journey.
Throughout the summer, 150+ clubs, organisations, and campus departments have been working alongside the Centre for New Students' Orientation Team to bring you O-Week 2015. There are over 350 events, offereing academic and social events - there's something for everyone....

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

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At the Centre for New Students (CNS) we’re all about you –first year students. We’re with...
Students enjoying the CHROMA project
The Chroma project is a mentoring program available to new students, where you are...
We know that first year university is a time of transition and that can mean lots of...

Orientation Week

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

Orientation Week 2015: I Am A Gryphon, kicks off your first week of your University of...
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.

Wondering how to support your student in their transition into university life?  Check...
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...
The countdown is on - and it will be a few days before Orientation Week before you know...

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...