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Now that you’re a Gryphon, What’s Next?

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:23

We are so excited that you’ve decided to become a Gryphon! Now that you’ve accepted your offer, applied for residence (hopefully), and high-fived all of your closest friends and family, we’re sure you’re wondering what’s next.

Today we’re sharing some ‘Next Steps’ and introducing you to various departments on campus that will help you transition into being a Gryphon!

1. Meet the Student Life team

While we wish we could stay your main point of contact forever, it’s time for Admission Services to pass the torch onto Student Life. They will be your go-to contacts throughout your time as a Gryphon for all things related to Student Experience.

In case you missed our breakup video, head to our Facebook page to watch it now!

2. Check out STARTonline

One of the first places that the Student Life team will direct you is to There, you’ll find your “START to-do list” and get access to weekly blogs that will help you prepare for Move-In Weekend, Orientation Week, and making the most of the resources available to Guelph students!

3. Register for your Fall 2018 courses

Be sure to log into WebAdvisor to select your courses for fall 2018. For step-by-step instructions on how to pick your courses, refer to your Registration Handbook for New Students that you received in the mail. If you haven’t received this book yet, you can access the online version of the handbook.

If you have questions, please call 519-824-4120 Ext. 58731 or email Enrolment Services at They will be your new go-to contacts for questions about course selection, enrolment status, ID cards etc.

4. Pick up your ID card

Your ID card doubles as your meal card AND the access key to your residence, so it’s very important!

To get an ID card you must submit a photo online before August 11. You can then pick up your ID card from Enrolment Services on the 3rd floor of the University Centre.

We strongly suggest picking up your ID card over the summer. You can also pick it up over Move-In Weekend (Labour Day Weekend) or whenever you arrive on campus, but you should expect long lines during this time.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: bring your passport or birth certificate, plus a valid piece of government-issued identification to get your ID card.

If you are an international student or permanent resident, please refer to the specific ID card pick up requirements.

Visit the ID card website for all of the details you will need. Again, Enrolment Services are the people to get in touch with if you have any questions.

5. Pay your registration deposit

This one is also super-important!

You must pay a $200 deposit by August 10 to hold your registration in your courses.

We recommend that you make your payment through internet banking. Visit the Student Financial Services website for more information on how to pay your fees.

6. Log in to your U of G email account

The days of using your Gmail account for university communication have come to a close – it’s time to access U of G’s Gryphmail, and be sure to check it frequently for important messages from U of G!

7. Register with Student Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services helps create a barrier-free learning environment for students who experience disabilities so that all students can achieve their potential.

If needed, please visit the Accessibility Services website to register for their services by June 15th so that you can be assigned an advisor who will meet with you to review your documentation, talk about what accommodations might be needed, and offer additional support.

Even though we’ve technically “broken up” you can still reach out to us over any of our social media channels and we’ll send you in the right direction! Be sure to check out our re-cap of important contacts below.

Important Contacts:

Student Life

519.824.4120 x52214

Facebook: U of G Student Life

Twitter: @uofgstudentlife

Instagram: @uofgstudentlife

Snapchat: @uofgstudentlife

Financial Services

519.824.4120 x58715

Twitter: @uogstudentfin

Enrolment Services

519.824.4120 x58731

Accessibility Services

519.824.4120 x56208


519.824.4120 x58701

Facebook: Student Housing Services – University of Guelph

Twitter: @uofg_housing

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