ICYMI: OUF 2019

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2019

This year's Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF) was a huge success! Although our voices were a little hoarse by Day 3, our hearts were still filling up with Gryphon pride as we neared the end of an amazing OUF weekend. We met so many awesome high school students, answered great questions, and had fun in our booth (our little Guelph away from Guelph) until the fair closed its doors until next year.

In case you couldn’t make it, here’s a recap of what you missed.

1. A whopping 120,000 students and parents visited the fair this weekend!

If you couldn’t be one of them, don’t worry! We now have an OUF 2019 Highlight on our Instagram Stories so you can catch up on everything you missed.

2. We had 22 Beats by Dre headphones winners!

By scanning an OUF passport at our booth, students were able to sign up to receive more info about the U of G. Everyone who scanned also won a prize with our top prize being Beats by Dre headphones. One winner was even celebrating a birthday that day, making it an extra fun moment!

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3. We shared that it’s OK to change your mind in university!

We talked to a lot of prospective students this weekend who were worried about the thought of having to pick only one program and/or major to study. So, we filmed a quick series to share that, actually, you DON’T have to have it all figured out when you start university!

Students shared their success stories of switching majors, we learned about the flexibility of the U of G’s programs, and how the common first-year within programs makes it easy to switch majors if you find your passion someplace else. We also heard the perspective of a program advisor, who emphasized that at the U of G we want you to find the right fit, so there’s tons of resources to help students successfully make the transition. Make sure to check this series out on our IG Stories at @UofGAdmission!

4. Our presentation room was packed

Liaison Officer John-Bosco spoke about his academic experience, his time playing intermural sports and how he has continued to be engaged in the U of G community. If there is one takeaway we can share from his presentation, it’s that when you come to Guelph, you’re not just a number – You’re a Gryphon!

5. We invited everyone to visit our campus

Our enthusiastic tour guides and U of G Ambassadors were the life of the party and did a great job of encouraging #futuregryphons to visit Guelph. We truly believe the best way to find the right university-fit is to visit campus!

Visit our events page for details on visiting us this Fall.

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers and fair staff who made #OUF2019 such a success. You represented the welcoming, inclusive, and fun culture of the U of G well and inspired so many future Gryphons!

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