Applicants may experience a delay in receiving WebAdvisor Login

Applicants who applied during the University's holiday closure will experience a delay in receiving their WebAdvisor login information. Please be patient as we can not expedite this process. If you applied during the holiday break and have not yet received your WebAdvisor login information on January 9th, please contact

*Holiday Closure: Dec 23-Jan 2 inclusive*

The University of Guelph and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) will be closed starting Dec 23 through to January 2, 2017. The University and the OGPS will reopen on January 3rd. Normal office hours will resume at this time 8:30 -4:45 (gates close at 4:30). Wishing you and your families a happy holiday season.

*Notice of Application response delay - due to holiday closure at the University of Guelph*.

If you apply, submit and pay for your application to the University of Guelph after December 20, 2017, you will not receive your WebAdvisor Log in information until after the holiday break (approximately January 5th, 2017) which means you can not upload any required documents for your application. This process cannot be expedited. Please note that many program have strict application and uploading deadlines. We ask that you consider this when considering your application. Wishing you a happy holiday season.  

Application to open on Monday, October 17, 2016


The graduate application remains closed due to a maintenance issue at the OUAC.

The application will open on Monday, October 17, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

New Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies) Named

The University of Guelph has appointed Prof. Ben Bradshaw as assistant vice-president (graduate studies). He begins his five-year term Oct. 17.

The announcement was made today by Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic).

“I look forward to working with Professor Bradshaw to build and enhance our graduate studies office,” she said.

Application Closure Updates

Our graduate application remains closed due to a maintenance issue at the OUAC. We anticipate the application opening on Friday, October 14, 2016. Please check our website for an update. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Notice of Application Closure - Annual Maintenance Oct 2-6, 2016

All graduate applications will be closed during annual maintenance from October 2 -6 inclusive. Applicants wishing to apply for a graduate program at the University of Guelph should log in after Oct 6 to submit their application.

Becoming a young farmer Funded field research opportunity

Students currently enrolled in a Masters’ program at the University of Guelph are invited to undertake empirical research on topics related to young people’s pathways into farming. The global phenomenon of an ageing farming population, poor returns on farming in the current economic paradigm and an apparent lack of interest among youth in agrarian and rural futures have attracted considerable attention among policy makers and researchers.

Winners Announced, Graduate Studies Photo Competition 2016

The Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies is excited to announce the winners of this year's Graduate Studies Photo Competition. We asked graduate students to submit images the represent their Gryphon pride. They were able to submit images into three separate categories: Campus, Research and Student life. Three first place prizes and three second place prizes were awarded to the following graduate students. We will start posting the winning images on our Facebook feed (UniversityOfGuelphOfficeOfGraduateStudies) starting this week. Congratulations to our winners!

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