Centre for New Students

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Centre for New Students

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Bounce Back - Winter Semester

The Winter 2016 Bounce Back Program is now closed.   If you'd like more information please email us at bounce@uoguelph.ca

If you're on this page, there's a pretty good chance that the first semester didn't go the way you wanted.

That's ok, it's a common experience to struggle in University and we promise that we'll work with you to try and right the ship. The first step, coming to see us,...

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...
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This five day adventure is a mus-do for incoming students. Spend time getting to know...
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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Do you not have enough time in your day to get everything done? School going ok but it...
The Winter 2016 Bounce Back Program is now closed.   If you'd like more information...

Orientation Week

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

Orientation Week 2016: I Am A Gryphon, kicks off your first week of your University of...
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Event planners play a central role in Orientation Week and we want to help you achieve...
Orientation Volunteers posing on Johnston Green
Without the tireless work of Orientation Volunteers, Orientation Week simply wouldn't be...
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Orientation Week at the University of Guelph has a lot of history. This section of our...

Supporting Diverse Populations

OUTline is the University of Guelph's resource and support service specializing in...
If you're a student questioning your own sexuality, or are in the process of coming out,...

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...
Friday, September 18 2015, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM If your student experiences challenges...
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...