Compulsory Fees for Graduate Students
Provides writing, learning, and English-as-an-additional language (EAL) services and resources that help students strengthen academic skills and performance. Services include in-person and online writing consultations; studying and time management consultations; Supported Learning Groups (SLGs); EAL programming; in-depth programs for dissertations and theses; and a range of academic success guides and tools.
Read more about the services and resources provided by the Library.
Supports student academic success through START and Bounce Back programs, and by providing peer mentoring, one-on-one guidance and skill building workshops, resources, and events. These services help students develop fundamental skills through to graduation and beyond.
Read more about the services and resources provided by Student Experience.
The Athletics Activity Fee provides base access to Athletics for recreation, including social spaces. The fee supports the staffing and coordination of Athletics programs including but not limited to, fee-for-service programs such as Aquatics, Fitness Centre and Classes, Clubs and Intramurals.
Read more about Guelph Gryphons Athletics & Recreation.
The Athletics Building Fee provides funding for current and future Athletics facility projects. This fee is allocated to the payment of the new Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre and the soccer complex. This fee also supports the capital renewal of such facilities.
Read more about the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.
Negotiated by the Central Student Association (CSA) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA), the bus pass offers unlimited access to Guelph Transit. The mass buying power of the student body results in a price that is significantly lower than other Guelph Transit passes. With transit routes spread throughout the city, students can make any neighbourhood their home. The CSA/GSA Transit Committee works with Guelph Transit to ensure service routes and schedules are reflective of students’ needs. Bus passes are available to part- and full-time graduate students.
This Late Night Bus Service, provided by the Central Student Association and the Graduate Student Association, helps ensure students get home safely after regular transit operating hours. Visit the CSA website for more information on the Late Night Bus Service.
The CFS advocates on issues impacting students across Canada including tuition fees, student debt, fairness for international students, consent and anti-sexual violence initiatives, and student mental health services, among many others.
Read more about the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS).
CFS-O advocates on issues such as better access to OSAP and grants instead of loans, tuition fees, student mental health services, sexual violence policies on campus among many others.
Read more about the Canadian Federation of Students Ontario (CFS-O).
Provides a range of career development, career advising and job search and support services, including asynchronous online modules, for undergraduate and graduate students. Services include employer outreach and networking, on- and off-campus job postings, labour market research, career exploration assessments and coaching, mock interviews, and resume/cover letter reviews. All of these services are provided in-person when possible as well as online.
Read more about Career Services.
Develops, promotes, and advises students considering and/or preparing for study abroad opportunities, including pre-departure orientation for students participating in academic travel. Additionally, services are provided to incoming exchange students to help with the academic and non-academic transition.
Read more about the resources provided by the Centre for International Programs.
CFRU 93.3 FM is your campus radio station and media production centre, providing students with resources to produce and access independent media, campus and community news, local music, and emergency broadcasts. With CFRU’s trainings and workshops, recording studios, diverse music libraries, and state-of-the-art equipment, U of G students can create their own radio shows and podcasts, host live bands, gain course credits, learn the technical skills needed in broadcasting and audio production, and so much more.
Read more about the CFRU 93.3 FM Radio and Media Centre.
Provides students with financial and counselling services that support their educational goals, specifically by addressing financial barriers that may limit their access to education. Services include financial literacy and budgeting programs, financial aid appeals, one-on-one financial counselling, personal financial payment arrangements, and special billing programs.
Read more about Student Financial Services.
The University of Guelph First Response Team responds to on-campus medical emergencies under the direction of Campus Community Police and Student Health Services. The First Response Team is available 24/7 during the school year and responds to a variety of medical and mental health emergencies across campus.
The Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity (GRCGED) is a community space that welcomes people in their diversity, provides resources and support, and advocates for safety and equity.
Read more about the Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity.
The Graduate Student Association has been the sole graduate student representative body at the University of Guelph for almost 50 years, advocating to advance graduate student academic, professional, social, and personal well-being on over 40 decision-making committees across campus.
Read more about the Graduate Student Association.
Needs-based emergency funding to assist with expenses incurred due to passing of a blood relative; family breakdown; uninsured losses due to fire, theft, accident, etc. Only students who contribute to this fund are eligible to apply to it.
Read more about the GSA Emergency Compassionate Bursary Fund.
Open for 33 hours a week and staffed by more than 50 volunteers, the Student Food Bank currently provides students in need with non-perishables, fresh food, frozen food, toiletries, clothing, a breakfast program, community garden, and monthly cooking classes
Read more about the Guelph Student FoodBank.
Provides short-term counselling support for students for a range of needs and issues, from distress related to normative developmental changes to more serious or emerging complex mental health issues. Counselling Services also manages the Student Support Network (SSN), a volunteer drop-in peer-based program that provides confidential, non-judgmental listening and support for students by students.
Read more about the programs provided by Counselling Services.
OPIRG Guelph is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that encourages Guelph students to engage in research, education and action on the environmental and social justice issues that are important to you.
This fee is refundable in the first three weeks of the semester if requested from the organization.
Read more about the Ontario Public Interest Research Group.
Promotes a safe campus community by providing a safe, reliable escort for individuals anywhere on campus, supported by the Central Student Association. Trained student volunteers are on-call seven nights a week from 7:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. Volunteers also patrol campus, promoting safety and awareness during the late-night and early-morning hours.
Read more about SafeWalk.
Supports Student Health Services and the Wellness Education & Promotion Centre, including services and programs in wellness education and promotion, nursing and administrative support within the medical clinic, stress management, as well as supporting a dietitian and addictions counsellor.
Read more about Student Wellness.
Funds successful proposals from students and university staff to deliver initiatives that enhance the experience and well-being of students at the University of Guelph. A committee made up of more than 50% student representation accepts and reviews applications. On average, approximately 80 applications are funded annually.
Read more about the Student Life Enhancement Fund.
Student Volunteer Connections (SVC) is your hub to connect undergraduate and graduate students with volunteer opportunities in the community and beyond that fit your academic, personal and career interests and aspirations. Volunteer opportunities include in-person and remote experiences.
Read more about Student Volunteer Connections.
The University Centre Fee is collected to support the funding of the regular building operating costs and annual capital improvements of public locations, including student study spaces and lounge areas. The University Centre is managed by a board consisting of students and staff members who oversee the budget allocation of the fee.
Learn more about the University Centre.
Provides the campus community with arts and culture by way of music and choir performances, concerts, ensembles, public artist talks, art exhibitions, the annual Juried Art Show, and other public activities sponsored by the Music Students Association and Fine Arts Network.
Student Health and Dental Plans
All full- or part-time undergraduate students and all full-time graduate students are automatically enrolled in the student health and dental plans and will be charged an annual fee. Student plans may be combined with other plans to provide 100% coverage.
Students covered by an equivalent dental plan can opt out of the dental plan by submitting an online opt-out form by the posted deadline. Students will need to provide proof of alternate coverage.
Students cannot opt out of the health plan.
Read more about your benefits and opting out.