University of Windsor



The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university, with more than 16,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. We have strong student-faculty relationships, exceptional award-winning faculty and innovative staff. It creates a unifying atmosphere of excellence across all of our faculties to encourage lifelong learning, teaching, research and discovery.

The University of Windsor also ushered in a new era in September 2015 with the opening of classes at the first phase of its downtown campus in the heart of Windsor's core. The new building — which retains the historic facade of the former Windsor Star newspaper building — houses the School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education. The second phase of the downtown campus includes the School of Creative Arts, located in the century-old site of the Windsor Armouries and the Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts.

Areas of Expertise

The University of Windsor is a progressive, student-centred university, where the challenges of communities and of a world in transition inform the education we provide, the research we do, and the creative endeavours we pursue. Our mission is to enable people to make a better world through education, scholarship, research, and engagement.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Female only:Lowest: $3,532Highest: $6,927
Male only:Lowest: $3,532Highest: $6,927
Co-ed:Lowest: $3,532Highest: $6,927

There are 4 Residence buildings each with its own unique characteristics. Our communities range from 150 to 350 students and are conveniently located throughout the campus. You will enjoy short walks to class, to food outlets, to recreational facilities, to the library, to the Bookstore, to the student centre and to banks. Students can live in 3 styles of residence halls: Traditional (Laurier and Macdonald Halls), with students living in double and single rooms with shared common washrooms, lounge spaces on each floor, and Semi-Suite or Suite Style (Cartier and Alumni Halls), with double and single rooms with shared kitchen facilities and washrooms on the floor or within the suite.

Incoming Students

At the University of Windsor, you'll join an academic community that's fully invested in your success, whether you're a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree candidate or a part-time certificate or Executive Education student. As a mid-size university supporting 16,000 students, UWindsor provides a broad range of academic opportunities. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you can choose from over 120 majors and minors and 55 master's and doctoral degrees in subjects like Engineering, Forensics and Business.

Career Planning

Stop by to meet with and ask questions to a Career and Employment Services staff member regarding:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Search Techniques

Our staff will be on hand to spend about 10-15 minutes with you to discuss any of the above topics. If you would like more time with a staff member, consider booking a one-in-one appointment via mySuccess.


At the new Forge Fitness Centre, students can sign up for instructional activity classes such as yoga, pilates, qigong/tai chi, martial art instruction, kayaking, aikido, table tennis, badminton, dance pack, and cheerleading. Classes are held daily. There is over six kilometres of parkland at the riverfront for rollerblading, jogging, cycling, and walking.


Student also have the ability to reserve private space for table tennis, badminton, basketball, cricket etc.


There are over 50 clubs and societies. Here are just a few: Amnesty International, Anthropology Society, Biology Club, Black Youth Taking Action, Caribbean Students' Association, Chemistry Club, Club FM, Club SODA, Commerce Society, Darwinian Society, Debating Society, East Coast Club, Engineering Society, History Club, Inter-Fraternity and Sorority Council, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Music Society, Muslim Students' Association, Navigators, Nursing, and Young Liberals.

Information Technology

All students are issued a user ID, which provides access to e-mail, library holdings, the University's main server, and the internet. University residences are completely wired for network and cable access. Limited wireless access is currently available.


Cultural social events happen all the time here on campus. Chinese New Year, Diwali, Festival of Nations just to name a few.

Special Services

Aboriginal Education Centre; International Students Office; Disability Services; and Special Needs Program. Services and facilities for special students include: academic, personal, and career counselling, note-takers, tutors, readers, scribes, mobility assistants, interpreters, exam accommodation, computers, and access technology assistance.

Affiliated Institutions

The University is affiliated with research institutes such as The CAD/CAM Centre, Canadian-American Research Centre, Centre for Law in Aid of Development, Dispute Resolution Institute, Fluid Dynamics Research Institute, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, Intellectual Property Law Institute, Manufacturing Research Institute (proposed), Ontario Centre for Design and Collaborative, Psychological Services Centre, and University of Windsor Chrysler Automotive Research and Development Centre.

International Involvement

The University of Windsor has exchange agreements with institutions in Quebec, Australia, China, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Campus Tour

We offer student-guided walking tours Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm except holidays. Tours are limited during April due to exams). If you book one week in advance, we can arrange for you to speak with a professor (academic advising) in the program that interests you. From October - June, we also offer a general campus tour on Saturdays at 1:00 pm (**please note that some buildings may not be open) and advising is not available on Saturdays. Our UWindsor Student Ambassadors will be able to answer general questions regarding the campus, student life and our programs. Plan to allow about one and one half hours for your tour and please dress for the weather as the tour will go ahead rain or shine. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at:
1-800-864-2860 (toll free)
519-973-7014 (local).

Modified on August 02, 2023