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Start Here for Second Year

Returning for your second year may feel very exciting - you have a year of university experience now.

Perhaps it will be your first time physically on campus. You may be wondering how you will find your classes, how to use dining services, or how to attend in-person classes in a safe way. Or maybe you found online learning challenging last year and you are anxious about classes this year. If you were one of the few students who were on campus last year, you may be worried about adjusting to more people being on campus. Maybe you are wondering how to make friends or get involved now that more on-campus services and experiences will happen. You might be curious if there are summer and orientation events for you as a second-year student.

We are here to support you, no matter what you are feeling. This page is a great place to start. If you have any questions, please connect with us at start@uoguelph.ca.

Important Dates

Academics: Dates like the last day to drop a class, when the exam period is, and more are found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Finances: If it is not in the Undergraduate Calendar, specific financial deadlines can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

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Navigating campus for the first time? Feeling overwhelmed about the upcoming school year? We're here to help and support you. These resources are a great place to start. 

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Community & Getting Involved

Being a Gryphon means getting involved. With the university planning to have a more vibrant on-campus experience in the fall, you might be thinking... How can I make friends? How should I get involved on campus or in Guelph? Where do I start? Use these resources to connect with other students in your community and explore ways to get involved on campus.