Centre for New Students

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Centre for New Students

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Transition Seminar

If you're participating in a campus tour in May or June, this is a unique opportunity to enrich your campus visit. Before your campus tour, a short seminar on the transition to university life will be offered by the Centre for New Students. Learn about important dates, useful resources and key information to help you to prepare for your first week, month, and year on campus. The seminar begins 30 minutes before your tour and meets at...

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 University of Guelph's online summer orientation program designed...
If you're participating in a campus tour in May or June, this is a unique opportunity to...
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

Looking for support throughout exams?   Bounce Back is still here - email us at bounce@...
OCC Facilitators are upper-year students who call first year students living off-campus...
The Pursuit Project is an exciting program that is designed to engage, motivate, and...
Looking for support throughout exams? Email us at ontrack@uoguelph.ca  We're still here...

Orientation Week

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

To get detailed information week on Orientation Week 2014: I Am A Gryphon, please visit...
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...
You're invited to join us for an opportunity to learn more about campus life, gain...
This handbook is updated each year and mailed directly to new students to share with...

Ongoing Initiatives

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

The purpose of the ‘Mama Never Told Me’ program is to engage first year students in a...
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...