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Why apply to U of G over the holidays?

Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 14:30

The holidays are basically here, which means our January 16th deadline to be considered in U of G’s first round of offers is just around the corner!

The break is a great time to visit the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and begin applying to university! Here are 8 key reasons we think the holidays are the perfect time to send in your application to U of G:

1. We offer program flexibility

We offer 80 majors and a full list of minors to allow you to customize your education. Many programs offer a common first year of courses, so you can explore your interests before settling on a major.

We’ve broken down each of our programs on our website so be sure to check them out over the holidays!

2. We have the best campus food in Canada

Our campus food has been voted #1! With 7 dinning halls, 13 coffee houses, and 2 campus bakeries, you will never go hungry here. Watch our students sample foods from across campus on our Facebook page and if you come for a tour, we recommend staying for a bite to eat!


3. We are one of Canada’s Top Comprehensive Universities

U of G has received top marks for student experience for several years running. Everything we do here at Guelph helps make your time in university both fulfilling and unforgettable.

Experience first-rate academics, thought-provoking professors and supportive staff, and a friendly community that is like no other. At Guelph you’re not a number, you’re a Gryphon.

4. Join the Gryphon Family

In case we hadn’t mentioned it, the gryphon is our mascot, which signifies strength and wisdom. Once your application is submitted, you are on your way to becoming a #FutureGryphon and joining a community that embodies the gryphon spirit on the daily. We can’t think of anything better!


5. Residence is guaranteed…

…If you accept your offer and pay the $750 deposit fee by June 3rd!

6. We attract a TON of research funding

Guelph receives approximately 146 million in annual research funding – that’s more than any other university in Canada without a medical school!

This means we offer plenty of support for research projects, field courses, and countless other research-based experiential learning opportunities.

7. Give yourself time to apply for scholarships

Over $23 million was awarded to 7,950 students in 2017/18. That’s a lot of dough folks! Check out the Student Financial Services webpage and get a head start on applying to our scholarships over the holidays. The deadline to apply to our top scholarships is January 25th.

8. Make U of G a MAJOR part of your 2019!

Not only will applying to the U of G over the holidays cross something off your 2019 to-do list, it will give you more time to enjoy your last semester of high school, improve your grades, tune into our chats to have your questions answered, and to schedule a campus tour in the New Year!

Happy Holidays #FutureGryphons, we hope to meet you in the New Year!

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