10 Reasons to Accept Your Offer to U of G!

Posted on Friday, May 12th, 2023

Five students on the stairs leading to War Memorial Hall on U of G's campus.
Accept your offer today!

Did you know that Thursday, June 1st is the Ontario University response deadline? If you’ve visited U of G or follow us on Instagram, you likely know a few of the things that make U of G the place to be this fall, but in case you need a refresher, let’s recap!

1. We offer tons of academic support

In addition to academic learning clusters in residence (where you can live and learn with other students in your program) our library offers Supported Learning Groups (SLGs) to help students with challenging courses. They also offer help with research and writing papers, math and stats help, and offer tons of activities to help you through exams.

Visit the McLaughlin Library website for more info on the services offered there.

2. Many financial support options

Did you know that in 2021/2022 we awarded over $27.2 million in scholarships and bursaries to our students?!

We also offer many on-campus jobs to make paying for your education a little easier. Check out the Financial Services website for information on our Work Study program, part-time jobs, our Undergraduate Research Assistantships and more!

3. Our campus is both beautiful and homey

We often ask students what they love most about studying at Guelph, and the answer we hear the most is “the U of G campus”! Our 800+ acre campus includes a picturesque arboretum with many trails, wildlife and lots of room to move. 

Even though our campus is small enough to walk across in about 10 minutes, our student residence and academic buildings are surrounded with ample green space that is the perfect backdrop to the caring community of students, staff and faculty who call Guelph home. Want to see for yourself? Enjoy our campus tour videos from the comfort of your home!

4. Our state-of-the-art Athletics Centre

The U of G’s 25,000 square foot athletics centre makes it easy to add a workout into your daily routine. Base memberships begin at $55 a semester. Visit the Guelph Gryphons website for details.

5. Community and mental health support for everyone

We want to see you succeed, which is why we offer plenty of mental health supports and services all located in one building – J.T. Powell. Student Wellness Services offers drop-in sessions and scheduled appointments with counsellors, nutritionists, accessibility staff and more.

This is also where you’ll find our Health and Performance Centre and Student Health Services. Visit the Student Wellness website for more info and services.

6. Our annual research funding is off the charts

Did you know that U of G receives over $182 million in annual research funding? That’s more than any other school in Canada without a medical school!

This means there is tons of support at U of G for you to explore your interests through research. Visit the Office of Research website to learn about current research projects, future opportunities and to find a potential researcher to work with!

7. We have the best campus food in Canada

Our campus food has been voted #1 and Maclean’s recently confirmed that this ranking is well deserved. To hear what our students have to say, head to YouTube and watch current students sample campus food and give their stamp of approval.

8. Student Experience at U of G is top notch!

Our purpose at U of G is to Improve Life, and according to our students, we are doing exactly that! In 2019, Maclean’s Magazine awarded U of G top marks for student experience. This means that from academics to student involvement, athletics and beyond, you’ll feel comfortable and supported here at Guelph. Visit the Student Experience website for details.

9. The “Guelph” Experience is incomparable

There are a lot of things that make the U of G unique – we call these “Guelph Things”. Head to YouTube to learn about some of the “Guelph Things” our students have discovered.

With over 200 clubs, unique student experience opportunities and a beautiful campus and city to explore, there’s something for everyone at Guelph. Accept your offer to find your own “Guelph Thing”!

10. You can have it all at U of G

We know you’re comparing academics, student life, residence, athletics and more before making that final decision. All the things we listed above and more come together to make the University of Guelph a community like no other!

We hope you’ve had the chance to visit our beautiful campus, tour our exceptional facilities, meet some of our award-winning faculty, and experience what it means to be a Gryphon. If you haven’t, head to our Instagram where we’ve saved virtual tours, photos of campus and highlighted the U of G experience.

When you're ready to accept your offer head to the our website and make your choice.

Good luck with your decision Future Gryphons, we know you’ll make the right choice for you.

For those that choose to become Gryphons, we cannot wait to have you!

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