New Students

First Year Students – Orientation Event Reminder

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 4th for the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Program Meeting. The meeting starts at 10:30am in Rozanski 103. Staff, faculty and students will be on hand to welcome you and give you an overview of your program. Plan to attend! Please note there is no Meetings for Majors for this program on Wednesday. 

New Students – Full Courses and Tips for When to Check Availability

I just wanted to give a bit of insight into how first year courses are monitored by departments and how it conflicts with the time of day when many of you are selecting courses. Most of us leave work before 5:00pm; just when course selection is really getting started by students as you get home from school or work. This may sometimes mean that spaces fill up overnight when students are selecting and staff members are not monitoring spaces in courses. In the morning, around 8:30am, staff will review the overnight course selection and at that point, will open more spaces if they are able to.

New Students – Four Courses in First Semester?

Yes, some students entering their first semester in the fall will only be taking four courses!

Since AGR 1110 is worth 1.00 credits, it is the same as taking two courses. 

This means you cannot select an elective course for the Fall semester.

Welcome New Students!

Welcome new students! Congratulations on your decision to join the University of Guelph family.

Any important news about course selection will be posted on this website, so please check back if you have a question to see if it is addressed here. If not, please contact Melinda Vanryn ( with your questions.

New Students – First Year Course Selection has Closed

Course selection for first year students has closed. The Add Period will run from August 21st, 2017 to September 15th, 2017; students can add and drop courses during the Add Period for the Fall semester. If you were unable to select all of your courses please let me (Melinda, know asap so we know how many students still require it.

New Students – Course Selection Ends July 5th

Course selection for incoming first year students will end on July 5th. Please contact the Program Counselling Office at 519-824-4120 ext. 54800 if you are having troubles with your course selection (note that the office is closed on the weekends and the University is closed on Monday, July 3rd). The next course selection period will be open from August 21st to September 15th.

New Students – A Reminder of When to Check Availability

Just a quick reminder that first year courses are monitored by departments daily (during the week), so if a course fills up, be assured that it is being monitored and spots will be opened (unless posted otherwise on this website; as we get closer to July 5th, less spots will become available). Recall that when you are likely selecting (at night!) conflicts with our work hours (most of us leave work before 5:00pm). This may sometimes means that spaces fill up overnight when students are selecting and staff members are not monitoring spaces in courses.

New Students – Is 10 Minutes Enough Time?

Many of you have asked if 10 minutes is enough time to get from one classroom to another. I assure you, I am a slow walker and yes, 10 minutes is enough time to get from one class to another!

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