Parents, Guardians, Families, and Supporters


The transition to university holds special challenges for new students and their families. This online guide is designed to address your needs, as the family member or support person of a new student at the University of Guelph. In the coming year, new students will undergo many new life experiences as they make the transition to university life. 

There are links to campus resources throughout this guide, and many campus resources require a student login to access online. When you run into this, we encourage you to remember the name of the resource you were looking into and then mention it to the student as an option available to them the next time you speak with them. There is a lot of reading material available, everything from what a student might be experiencing to resources they can access, skill building opportunities and upcoming events that you will be invited to.

The Parent, Guardian, Supporter and Family Guide

Please click through our guide below to find information that will be helpful to you.

We have compiled information from our campus partners so that this guide may serve as a resource to explore the many support services available on campus to assist your student in their transition to the University of Guelph. You can also use it throughout the year as a guide to important campus services when the new student in your family experiences the inevitable ups and downs of student life.

We recognize that we may not have anticipated all of the questions you may have; if you have suggestions or feedback for future editions of this guide, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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