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O-Week 2016 - Info for New Students & Families

Orientation Week 2016: I Am A Gryphon, kicks off your first week of your University of Guelph journey.
 
The fun begins on Saturday, September 3rd with Move-In Day & the Off Campus Kick Off, and runs until Sunday, September 11th (A FULL WEEK!). Classes begin Thursday, September 8th, right in the middle of the excitement of O-Week.
 
Throughout the summer, 150+ clubs, organisations, and campus departments work...

Summer Programs

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

STARTonline.ca is the online home for all new students!  Our team at the Centre for New...
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START for First Timers is an on-campus event designed specifically to welcome first...
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The Centre for New Students is excited to be hosting Countdown to Guelph 2016! We’ve...
Join us to learn more about life as a student at U of G! Transition seminars are...

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.

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START for First Timers is an on-campus event designed specifically to welcome first...
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The Centre for New Students is excited to be hosting Countdown to Guelph 2016! We’ve...
This summer, we are hosting a number of events designed to help you prepare for your...
Wondering how to support your student in their transition into university life?  Check...