Full Courses or Missing Prerequisite

Many courses are doing what is called “rolling enrollment”. This means they are opening spots throughout the course selection period with hopes of giving students with later selection windows equal opportunity to add courses. If a course is full and the cap looks suspiciously low (nothing is capped at 5!), they are likely using the rolling enrollment system.

First Year Restrictions

Many first year courses will be restricted to first year students only. This is to ensure they are able to get their required courses. Restrictions on most first year courses will be removed November 23rd.

Courses affected are listed on the course restriction page.

Extended Drop In Hours

During the course selection window openings (November 5th to November 14th), I will have increased drop in hours. These times will run the weeks of November 5th and November 12th:

Mondays 10:00am – 2:00pm

Tuesdays 10:00am – 11:00am

Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Thursdays 10:00am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm

40th Class Day is Friday – Fall Semester

Friday, November 2nd is the 40th Class Day. This is the last day to drop Fall 2018 classes without academic penalty. Please speak with Carie about possible times to meet to discuss this if you need to have a conversation before you drop. 

Course Selection – Winter 2019

Course Selection for the Winter semester begins on November 5th, 2018. Your selection time will depend on your class level. Your class level is listed on your Program/Academic Evaluation (available on WebAdvisor). Your time to start signing up for courses will be provided to you by the Registrar's Office soon. It will also be listed on WebAdvisor (as an announcement on the Student page).

Windows will be opened from November 5th to November 14th. Course selection will remain open until January 11th, 2019.

Important dates:

October 15th Drop In Cancelled

I am heading to our Ridgetown campus on Monday, October 15th to discuss transfer options with our diploma students so I need to cancel my drop in hours for Monday. I apologize for any inconvenience. 

Applying to Graduate

For those of you who are going to complete your courses in December, you need to apply to graduate by October 19th, 2018 to avoid a late penalty. You would have already received an email from the Registrar’s Office with instructions if you will complete 20.00 credits this semester. Please refer to the information on the graduation webpage for more information about the process (under "Current Students", select "Graduation" on the right hand side).

Reminder – Thanksgiving Schedule

As a reminder, the University is closed Monday, October 8th for Thanksgiving. Tuesday, October 9th is a study break day and there are no classes. The Program Counselling Office will be open October 9th and operating on regular hours (10:00am to 3:00pm). 

Classes missed on October 8th will be held on Friday, November 30th and will be a Monday schedule. Classes missed on October 9th will be held on Thursday, November 29th and will be a Tuesday schedule.

Exchange Information Meeting

If you are interested in exchange for W20 you can join myself and Anastasia from the Centre for International Programs (CIP) to learn more about the opportunities and process for exchange. Past students will also join us to tell you about their experiences.

Wednesday October 3rd
12:00 noon
LA 125

If you cannot attend this meeting, you must still attend a meeting done by CIP. Please go to their website to sign up for another meeting (

September 28th Drop in cancelled

I am heading to Toronto this weekend to represent Guelph at the Ontario Universities Fair so I will not be able to hold my usual drop in hour this Friday. My apologies for any inconvenience. 

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