Registration Guide for New Students

The Registration Guide for New Students will help you prepare for your first semester as a University of Guelph student. It includes details about how to select courses and pay your fees, and who to contact with your questions.

A screenshot of the 2018 Registration Guide PDF, which describes it as a step-by-step guide for selecting courses and paying fees, and with a reminder that course selection begins May 14.

For your convenience the 2018 Registration Guide for New Students is also available in PDF format (7.4 MB).


Course selection information for Fall 2019 coming soon!


Important resources for new students

University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar: The Undergraduate Calendar contains important information for U of G students, including regulations and procedures, a schedule of dates, course descriptions and details about fees.

Student ID Card Information: Instructions on how to submit a photo for your student ID card and information about picking up your ID card, with details about the required documentation that you must bring when picking up your card.

Request a Letter of Confirmation of Enrolment/Attendance: Please complete this form if you require confirmation that you are enrolled as a student for the release of educational funds (e.g. RESPs), a student line of credit, a parent’s/spouse’s health insurance plan or a parent’s/spouse’s workplace scholarship. You must be registered for courses before enrolment information can be provided. is your guide to starting university. We have everything you need:

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International Student Support: Take a look at Student Life's extensive resources for international students.

Student Accessibility Services helps with access to learning for students who experience disabilities, including classroom and exam accommodations, help with the transition, learning skills, adaptive technology and financial assistance. Register by June 15 to ensure your supports are in place for September.

Undergraduate Academic Information Centre (UAIC): UAIC is a resource centre that provides general academic information to undergraduate students and refers undergraduate students to other campus resources as appropriate. Looking for Program Counsellor or Faculty Advisor contact information? Visit the UAIC website!

IT Support at the University: Computing & Communications Services (CCS) provides core IT support to the campus community – this includes your email account. Visit the CCS website for information about your Central Login username and password. U of G students can also get free or discounted software through the CCS software distribution site.