START International - Undergraduate International Student Orientation

Date and Time



Peter Clark Hall & Other Venues across Campus


The University of Guelph provides orientation specifically for international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and exchange students to support their transition to a Canada and more specifically to the University. 


START International is the free orientation program for new international undergraduate students, new exchange students new permanent residents to Canada, and out-of-country Canadians. The program will introduce students to the campus environment, the resources available to aid in your social and academic transition, and what you can expect from your University of Guelph experience. Attendance is highly recommended as the sessions will cover useful information on topics such as cultural adjustment, the Canadian university academic system, dressing for the seasons, health insurance and other support services that can help students make successful transitions.  


Fall Semesters: The program is held in late August (the week before classes begin for the Fall semester, or the Wednesday before the weekend of move-in day). 


Winter Semesters: The program is held on the day before classes commence in January. 


Check out for further information and register for START International on GryphLife. There is Airprot pick-up service on August 29 for all those who want to participate in START International. Register using the Airport pick-up link.

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