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2023 Registration Guide for New Students

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, GryphMail 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 start selecting courses at 8 a.m. on June 28 (BA, B.Comm. and ATP students) or June 29 (all other students). Course selection will continue until September 15, 2023; however, students are encouraged to select courses before July 9 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:

A Few Ideas:

Start checking off your to-do list

Review the checklist from Enrolment Services for a timeline of important dates for new students and parents.

Visit START UofG

START UofG 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. START UofG 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 start@uoguelph.ca.

Submit your photo and documentation for your Campus Card

Every U of G student receives a Campus Card! This important piece of identification gives you access to a wide variety of academic and wellness services. It's also used for meal plans and access to on-campus residence.

We encourage all students to complete the steps required to receive their Campus Card, including submitting a photo and uploading supporting documentation before the submission deadline: July 25, 2023. Read about the next steps for obtaining your Campus Card.

View the Academic Calendar

The University’s Undergraduate Calendar (or Associate Diploma Calendar for students in the Diploma in Turfgrass Management program) contains information you will need as a University of Guelph student.

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

Interested in part-time studies?

Students have the option of taking a reduced course load, with the exception of Co-op students. If you enrol in fewer than 2.00 credits, you will automatically be considered a part-time student. (Note: most courses are 0.50 credits each.)

Before deciding to go part-time, we recommend you do the following: