Making the Transition

No matter where you come from or how you get here, we’re going to make your Gryphon life your best life.  And we start from Day 1.
Even before you arrive, we’ve got your back!  START Online is your guide to coming to U of G.  Connect with other students and get all the info you need for September!

Orientation Week

O-Week is the best way for Gryphons to learn what they need to know to succeed on campus. Your first week will be a memorable, action-packed experience devoted to making friends and learning about all of U of G's resources. The Pep-Rally is just one of the many activities that will take place.

Everything you need to know about O-Week can be found at the Student Transition Office, Student Experience


STARTOnline is your guide to starting university.  Connect with other students and get all the info you need to prepare for life at the UofG.

START International, the orientation program for international students, exchange students and out-of-country Canadians helps you make connections and settle into your new home before Orientation Week begins. START International features info sessions about academic life, resources to help you succeed, space to meet and connect with upper year students and staff, and campus tours and social gatherings.

START Indigenous

START Indigenous, the orientation program for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students helps you and your family members learn more about life at U of G and the academic, financial, social and cultural supports available. Meet the Indigenous Student Advisor and the many other Guelph community members who will be at your side throughout your journey.

START Accessible

START Accessible is a two-and-a-half-day orientation that introduces students to Student Accessibility Services and other campus resources, preparing you for life as a U of G student while experiencing a disability.