Programs & Services
The Athletics Department provides a diverse spectrum of physical activities, including intercollegiate sports, intramurals, interest classes, clubs and unstructured recreation. A wide range of facilities and extensive building hours provide all students with the opportunity to become involved.
The Child Care and Learning Centre (CCLC) is a unique child care facility owned and operated by the University of Guelph. The CCLC provides care and education to young children (18 months to 6 years). It is administratively located within the Office of Student Affairs and has a formal partnership agreement with the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences.
The Co-operative Education & Career Services (CECS) department is an essential on-campus resource for students and alumni, providing career guidance through programs and services, to help you achieve your career potential. CECS provides assistance in all stages of the job search process from building the perfect resume, performing a stellar interview, to accepting job offers. Assistance is also available in determining what to do with your degree and how to plan your career path. Recruit Guelph, the University of Guelph's online job board, is also available through CECS, giving you access to full-time, co-op, part-time and summer jobs at your fingertips. Find out more about how we can help you by visiting www.recruitguelph.ca.
The Health and Performance Centre (HPC) offers a wide range of diagnostic, rehabilitation and health promotion services, including physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic and sports medicine. The services are offered on a fee for service basis - many of which are covered by the student health plan. The facility is open Monday-Thursday from 7:40am-8pm and Friday from 7:40am-6:00pm.
Student Health Services supports student's academic success by providing comprehensive medical and health services to students and their immediate families. The health clinic staff include: physicians, a psychiatrist, nurses, a dietitian, an Addiction Counsellor, and a Health Educator. We offer both appointment clinics and a walk-in clinic Monday through Friday from 8:30am (9am Thursdays) to 4:30pm. In addition to the clinic, we have a Wellness Centre staffed by trained student peers offering health education and information on a variety of health and lifestyle topics.
The Student Health Wellness Centre is a resource Centre at the University of Guelph. It provides information on alcohol consumption, body image, eating disorders, drugs, smoking, human rights, LGBTQ issues, mental health, sexual health, physical health, nutrition and spirituality.
Student Housing Services provides residence space and services for over 5000 students as well as 2 locations for students with families. Student Housing aims to promote students' personal and academic success by providing communities staffed by teams who respond to student needs.
Counselling and Disability Services fosters academic success, personal development, and spiritual growth through the provision of responsive and proactive programs and services. The department is comprised of three units: the Centre for Students with Disabilities, Counselling Services and the Multi-Faith Resource Centre.
The CSD offers specialized programs and services to students with disabilities registered at the University of Guelph (full-time or part-time undergraduate and graduate). Eight areas of disability are recognized as likely to occur among the university population: learning, attention deficit disorder, hearing, vision, physical, medical, acquired brain injuries, and emotional/psychological (including Asperger's Syndrome). Our advisors, support staff, Peer Helpers and volunteers work with students, faculty and staff in the provision of programs and services designed to assist students with disabilities in participating fully in university life, and in maximizing campus accessibility.
Multi-Faith Resources consists of a team of leaders or representatives from a number of different faiths, all working together to meet the religious and spiritual needs of the university community. Multi-Faith Resources are committed to promoting friendliness, religious understanding, harmony in diversity, and spiritual growth on campus.
Offers individual counselling sessions to help support students as they work through the personal challenges that impair their ability to succeed at school and in other areas of their lives.
The Student Support Network, an after hours confidential, non-judgmental listening & support service is a program offered by Counselling Services which is managed by a professional and delivered by a team of dedicated students who receive extensive training.
Student Life supports students in the many transitions they experience - from the time they are admitted until they graduate. We are committed to the development of the whole student and, as such, help students explore their capacity for leadership, overcome barriers to learning, assume the responsibilities of a global citizen, engage in campus and community life, and contribute toward meaningful change.
The Centre for New Students supports incoming undergraduate students in their transition to the university and throughout their first year of study. During Orientation Week we collaborate with more than one hundred campus partners in delivering a range of events and activities designed to expose new students to the rich network of opportunities that exist on campus. Through programs such as STARTonline.ca, Momentum and Off Campus Connection we help students make important connections and navigate the university community. To help new students who are struggling academically, we also offer Back on Track in the fall semester and Bounce Back in the winter. In addition, we've teamed up with student initiatives like OUTline and CampOut to offer support and information about sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Through all that we do, students are the driving force in creating, implementing and evaluating our programs as volunteers, staff, peer helpers and experts in their own experiences.
Community Engagement & Global Citizenship fosters leadership, community engagement and social change through active collaboration and meaningful learning experiences. This unit challenges students to imagine what is possible, to seize opportunities to deepen their learning, and to effect individual and collective transformation as active, global citizens.
Off Campus Living works closely with students, residents, City staff, landlords, and City Councillors to help facilitate communication and to ease the way for students who live in Guelph. We also provide a range of programs and services to support students in making the transition to off campus living, in navigating new relationships with landlords, house mates and neighbours and, through the Information Desk, finding their way on campus and in the local community.
The Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) serves the campus community by fostering an environment of cultural competency and diversity. At the intersection of academic and co-curricular learning the OIA offers intentionally designed programming and services that foster leadership and community development within an intercultural and international context. OIA is home to the Aboriginal Student Advisor, the Aboriginal Resource Centre, Chroma, the LINK program, the International Student Advisor, and many programs, services, and awareness campaigns.