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The University of Guelph is like no other university in Canada. Research-intensive and learner-centred, our campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. We are known for excellence in the arts and sciences, and for our commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens.

Areas of Expertise

Our students, faculty and staff pursue active inquiry and exercise creativity across a range of disciplines -- physical and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, business, agricultural and veterinary sciences.

On Campus Housing

Residence living at the University of Guelph is an integral part of University life. You aren't just coming to Guelph: you are coming to the University of Guelph! Living in residence will maximize your opportunities for growth, development and enjoyment of your University experience.

Student Housing Services is committed to providing residential environments and services that promote student success. Residence living is your foundational support for your time at the University of Guelph. Our residence buildings circle the campus like a wheel: you live minutes from everywhere you need to be.

Off Campus Housing

Visit the Places4Students site to find off-campus housing near the University of Guelph.

Contact Katie McLean (kmcl@uoguelph.ca), Coordinator, Commuter Experience and Rental Living, to learn more about how you as a landlord can get involved with off-campus initiatives such as workshops and our annual rental housing fair, or to join our landlord listserv.

Incoming Students

Orientation Week is a week you don't want to miss! With hundreds of events run by student clubs and departments across campus, we promise you'll find events that will help you meet other Gryphons, get involved with something that interests you, and learn more about your program.

You can find events to attend by heading to the Events Page on GryphLife.ca and searching by whatever interests you!

Career Planning

Co-operative Education & Career Services supports, trains and leads students and alumni as they make career and further education planning decisions. Our objectives are to provide students with job search skills, assist students to discern career or further education planning, and provide experiential learning and employment opportunities.

Sports

The Athletic Centre is a 25,000 square foot fitness centre. The new space features a suspended running track, varsity basketball and volleyball courts, a climbing wall and numerous multi-purpose rooms for fitness and recreation activities. The newly expanded facility includes a 2,200 seat events centre, social spaces, concession areas, a merchandise store and new locker rooms.

Activities

The University of Guelph recognizes the importance of extracurricular activities for an individual's maturity and the well-being of the community. This position is clearly visible in the university's support of student organizations, fundraising for charities and the recognition of volunteering efforts and contributions to community life. In addition, extracurricular activities clearly can enhance resumes and so increase the chances of being hired.

For a complete list of all student clubs associated with OAC and events hosted by them, please visit this website.

Clubs

The CSA Clubs office is home to 100+ clubs on campus. If you want to get involved and make friends with other students who have the same interests, then check out the wide range of clubs accredited through the CSA. These clubs' mandates range from cultural, political, religious, athletic, social, or just for fun; there's something for everyone!

Information Technology

In partnership with the McLaughlin Library, CCS provides the IT Help Desk as a free service to assist students, faculty and staff with IT-related questions or problems.

NEW LOCATION: The IT Help Desk is now located with the AskUs Desk on the first floor of McLaughlin Library; come visit us near the blue pillar. Find our hours on our website.

Cultural

The Cultural Diversity Office plays a critical role in providing support to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) students at the University of Guelph. We aim to foster a supportive, affirming and inclusive campus for students through programming where students can learn about themselves and others, creating spaces for cultural celebration, advocacy and exploring social justice through a diversity and inclusion lens including:

  • Advising and counselling through our Cultural Diversity Advisor
  • Semester and yearlong mentorship,
  • engagement, and transition programs
  • Skill-building workshops and training
  • Community-building and social events

Special Services

Accessibility Services helps students who experience disabilities with full and equitable participation in academic life. We strive towards creating a barrier-free environment where all students can achieve their potential.

Learn more about SAS on our website.

International Involvement

The University of Guelph is committed to international outreach. On our website, you will find information about our international research, collaborations, programs of study and how to get involved. We welcome students and faculty from around the world to be part of the University of Guelph community.

Campus Tour

Watch U of G Tour Guides share their stories of some of their favourite places on campus!

We have created resources to allow you to check out the University of Guelph without coming to campus! Check out our Visit us Virtually page to learn about virtual open houses and presentations, webinars, one-on-ones, and other ways to connect!

Modified on January 07, 2021

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