Welcome to the University of Guelph!
The Registration Guide for New Students includes details about your courses for your first semester, and it will help you register for courses, find resources, explore financial aid options and pay your fees.
Central Login information (for accessing WebAdvisor, Gryph Mail and more) will be emailed to students who have accepted their offer starting in mid-May. It will be sent to the email address you provided in your admission application.
Selecting your courses for the fall
New students can select courses from June 28 (starting at 8 a.m.) to September 16, 2022. Students are encouraged to select courses before July 11 because space may no longer be available in desired or required course sections after this date.
If you were granted transfer credits upon admission, you may be able to select courses earlier depending on the number of credits granted. Please check the course selection windows.
Here’s how to select your courses:
- Visit the Program Information page for your program. If you are unsure of your program, check your offer letter.
- Review the information about the courses you should pick.
WebAdvisor is the University’s online system where you will access the Student Planning tool to search for courses, read descriptions of the courses and find out what day(s) and time(s) of day each course is offered.
- Click “Log In” in the top right corner.
- Enter your Central Login ID and password. You will have received an email with your Login ID and password when you accepted your offer of admission or when you applied to U of G.
- Watch the video tutorials for step-by-step instructions on how to pick courses using the Student Planning tool in WebAdvisor.
- For additional help documentation and FAQs about Student Planning, visit the Student Planning website.
A Few Ideas:
STARTonline.ca is your new student website. It is your starting place for information on academics, wellness, finances and more that you need to know before beginning at the University of Guelph. STARTonline.ca includes important dates, details about summer virtual events and instructions on how to join virtual groups where you can connect with other students. If you need help as a new student, email email@example.com.
Consider enrolling in a First-Year Seminar UNIV*1200 (if it fits in your schedule)
First Year Seminars are engaging, stimulating courses open to first-year students ONLY, and limited to 18 students! They are electives and can be used as an Arts or Science credit. Led by University professors, staff and some community members, topics range from human sexuality to climate change, from science to communication, from human rights to animal rights. Each seminar is developed to be interdisciplinary and is meant to be unique and not something you would be taking as part of your regular program.
There are a limited number of these courses offered each semester, with just 18 spots available in each one, so enrol early! Please note that First-Year Seminars are not required courses and they may not fit in your schedule depending on your program’s required courses, which are outlined in this guide.
Learn more about the unique learning experience offered by these seminars.
Check out the Academic Calendar
The following chapters are helpful:
- I. Statement of Students' Academic Responsibilities
- III. Schedule of Dates
- VII. Academic Advising
- VIII. Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures / Associate Diploma Regulations and Procedures
- IX. Scholarships and Other Awards
- X. Degree Programs / Associate Diploma Programs
- XII. Course Descriptions