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.

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 10 because space may no longer be available in desired or required course sections after this date.

Here’s how to select your courses:

A Few Ideas:

Visit STARTonline.ca

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 start@uoguelph.ca.

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 22 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 the bicycle to happiness, from larger bodies to true crime. Each course is developed to be interdisciplinary and 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 22 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.

Take a look at the course descriptions, and learn more about the unique learning experience offered by First Year Seminars.

Check out the Academic Calendar

The University’s Undergraduate Calendar and Associate Diploma Calendar contain 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