XV. General Information

Student Services

Student Life

Student Life promotes learning that has a lasting and transformative impact on students and society. The department offers a range of programs and services that help students make a successful transition to, through and from university life and study. We help students explore their leadership capacity, make lasting connections on campus and beyond, and develop skills that are critical to success beyond university. Whether attending a workshop, participating in a community-engaged learning placement or helping other students to navigate their way through the university system there are many opportunities for students to contribute to campus life and to gain new knowledge and experiences.

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 (First Nations status and non-status, Inuit and Métis) and the campus community. Programs and services include: advising and support such as the Visiting Elder Program; programs to help with the transition to university life and study including START Aboriginal; cultural and traditional workshops including Learning Circles, Learning on the Land and Aboriginal Awareness Week; study support and tutoring assistance; bursary and scholarship information; and research support.

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 and Orientation Week; 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.

Community Engagement & Global Citizenship 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 diverse racial backgrounds in their transition to university life, connect students with cultural organizations in the local community, highlight the benefits of cultural diversity, and promote global citizenship.

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 topics relating to sexual orientation and gender identity. Services include a support phone line, a question-and-answer blog, educational workshops, awareness events and online resources.

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