XIII. General Information

University of Guelph General Information

Student Life

Student Life promotes learning that has a lasting and transformative impact on students and society. This department offers a comprehensive package of programs and services that help students make a successful transition to, through and from university life and study. Curricular and co-curricular initiatives, advising and support activities are set out to serve as vehicles through which students can explore their leadership capacity, make long lasting connections, and optimize opportunities to learn through experience. Programs also help to develop a sense of civic/community responsibility, and promote engagement in the campus and community life of the University.

For further information, please visit http://www.studentlife.uoguelph.ca The department's main offices are located on the south side of the third floor in the University Centre.

Aboriginal Resource Centre, provides a warm and caring environment – a home away from home – for all Aboriginal students. Programs and services include: advising and support; cultural and traditional workshops; research support; bursary and scholarship information; and activities to help with the transition to university life and study.

Centre for New Students assists incoming students with the transition to university life with particular attention to those who experience greater challenges. Programs and services include: a continuum of orientation programs including STARTonline.ca, Orientation Week and Momentum; as well as on-going supports that promote integration into the campus community, optimal use of campus resources and mentoring by upper year students, such as through Off Campus Connection, Back on Track, Bounce Back and the Pursuit Project.

Leadership & Community Engagement fosters leadership, community engagement and social change through active collaboration and meaningful learning experiences. This unit challenges students to imagine what is possible, to seize opportunities to deepen their learning, and to effect individual and collective transformation as active, global citizens. Programs and services promote involvement through Leadership Education and Development, the Peer Helper Program and Project Serve (locally, nationally and internationally). Civic engagement opportunities promote meaningful connections with the community through everything from social action to voting.

The Information Desk, is located at the South Entrance to the 1st floor of the University Centre and provides information about where to locate university programs and services; sells tickets for Guelph Transit and GO Transit; and acts as a general source of information about campus activities.

Office of Intercultural Affairs includes the International Student Advisor who serves the needs of international students, visiting scholars, new immigrants and refugees with common challenges encountered in areas such as adapting to life in Canada, housing needs, academic concerns, financial difficulties and faculty-student relations. In addition, this office provides Intercultural Programming that spans educational events and workshops that support international students and students of racialized backgrounds in their transition to university life and study.

Off Campus Living maintains listings of various types of accommodation in the Guelph area. The office can help you to look for housing, can advise or make referrals on landlord/ tenant issues, and has information that can make your housing search, and getting settled in, easier.

OUTline is a resource and support service specializing in information and assistance relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. Programs include a telephone support line, a website where questions can be asked anonymously, and workshops..

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1