Student Campaign

Get Involved!

The University of Guelph, United Way Student Campaign is a great opportunity for dedicated students who are interested in getting involved with their campus and supporting the Guelph community.

Campus initiatives and fundraising like our United Way campaign build community by engaging student participation and mobilizing a collective action. Last year the student campaign raised funds towards the campus goal of $620,00 and overall, the campus campaign raised over $630,000. 

If you would like to make a donation you are able to do that through your meal plan by visiting the Hospitality Services website.

If you would like to get involved in a fundraiser event for United Way, contact Holly Freeman at


Pretend you're on campus for a day and Support the United Way by donating money you would otherwise spend on coffee, meals, and more! Buy your virtual coffee ticket from now until November 6th. 


  • Coffee - $5
  • A Week of Coffee - $25
  • Lunch at Creelman Hall - $10
  • 1 Semester Gym Membership - $50
  • 1 Month Parking Pass - $85

Participate in the Student Bottle Drive! 

  • Collect your empties from now until Friday, November 20th, 2020
  • Register for drop-off so we know you are coming
  • Meet me in the beer store parking lot (15 Municipal Street, Guelph) between 3 and 4 PM on November 20th for drop-off
  • email with any questions

Why we got involved

“As part of the University of Guelph community, I had the opportunity to learn about local agencies that fund students on-campus and in the community. It gave me a voice to speak about student causes to canvas for funds”- Sasha Monteiro

"Being involved in this years United Way campaign for the University of Guelph has already been an immensely rewarding opportunity. It's awesome to see students all over campus donating and volunteering for such an amazing charity. Looking forward to the semester ahead!" - Remy Orpen

Past Events

Tuition Raffle Sales with 3 prizes including: a $1,000 tuition rebate, a one-semester parking pass, and $500 off a distance education course.


If you would like to volunteer your time at some of the student events, send us an email and we will let you know where the help is needed.  The University of Guelph's United Way committee is always seeking volunteers for our various fundraising events.

Student Awards

These awards were created in order to recognize the important contribution students make towards the success of the campaign each year. The winning group of each award will be invited to the campaign closing event in December where they will receive their award.

Spirit Award

To be granted this award the student group must exemplify outstanding awareness and engagement with the United Way campaign. This could include meeting criteria such as achieving the highest increase in campaign participation rate, or the greatest increase in dollars raised, etc.

Past recipients

  • 2017 - Jeux du Commerce Central (JDCC) Team
  • 2016 - Jeux du Commerce Central (JDCC) Team
  • 2014 - The Peer Helper Program
  • 2013 - Terry “Tunes for Toonies”
  • 2012 - Music Student Association

Highest Achievement Award

This award will be granted to the student group who contributes the highest total dollars towards the student campaign.

Past recipients

  • 2015 - CBESA
  • 2014 - SFOAC
  • 2013 - CASU
  • 2012 - CSAHS-SA