START International 2019

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.  It is also a great place to make new friends by meeting our international and Canadian students and hearing about their experiences. 

For more information about the schedule for START International Orientation on our website. Undergraduate students can find their schedule and information here. Graduate students can find information here regarding START International.

Registration for START International is available here!

Please note that once you register you are automatically accepted into the program and do not need to wait for a confirmation email to make plans.  Please register by August 15th,2019

Airport pickup  will be available for students arriving to Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 to bring you to the main campus.  Please note that there will be a small fee for the airport pickup service ($20 - $25 cash).  

Airport Pickup  Registration is available here!

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