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Our Departments - Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of six different departments that provide essential programs and services for students at the University of Guelph. This webpage highlights the Division’s commitment to advancing student success and features each of the six departments reporting to the Office of the Vice-Provost (Student Affairs).

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Athletics & Recreation provides students with opportunities to become involved and to take a healthy break from their academic work, helping to achieve an important study/life balance. The department provides opportunities to engage in a wide range of fitness and recreational offerings, as well as varsity sports and sport clubs.

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Child Care & Learning Centre

The Child Care & Learning Centre plays a critical role in supporting parenting students, staff, and faculty of the university, as well as providing experiential learning to practicum students in the BASc Child Studies program, and co-op students during their work placements.

Learn more about CCLC


Experiential Learning Hub

This department is the hub for career development, co-operative education, and experiential learning opportunities. The department helps students find and engage in experiential learning opportunities to gain real world experience.  

Learn more about the EL Hub

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Residence Life

Living on campus allows students to connect with their peers, form meaningful friendships, and develop a sense of belonging. The community becomes a home away from home, fostering a supportive environment where students can lean on each other, share experiences, and build lasting relationships.

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Student Experience

Student Experience is dedicated to cultivating learning and transformative experiences that leave a lasting impact on students and their communities. The department offers a wide range of programs, services, advising, and support activities that encompass both the co-curricular and the community-at-large.

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Student Wellness Services

Wellness Services supports the overall health and wellness of students by providing a range of resources including counselling and mental health supports, access to physician services, health education programming, accessibility services, and sexual and gender-based violence support.

Learn more about Wellness Services