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International Application Deadline - February 15, 2019

Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019 - 16:08

Happy Friday Future Gryphons!

This is a reminder to all international applicants that the deadline to apply for fall 2019 admission is next Friday, February 15, 2019. International applicants can visit the Admission Services website for details on how to apply and submit your documents.

Be sure to check our calendar for other important upcoming deadlines to make note of.

Connect with us on social media and send us any questions you may have about the application process. 

National Receptions for out-of-province applicants and admitted students

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019 - 15:45

Welcome to February Future Gryphons! This article is for all you out-of-province applicants and admitted students.

Out-of-province applicants and admitted students in selected cities across Canada are invited to attend one of our National Receptions to learn more about living and learning at the University of Guelph.

We invite you and your parents/guardians to attend a brief presentation, after which you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions of U of G staff and alumni.

Registration is open now – be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend.

Reception dates and locations are listed below. We hope to see you there!



Date: Saturday February 16, 2019

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: Delta Calgary South, 135 Southland Dr SE, Calgary, AB

For Parking and directions:

Please RSVP by February 8, 2019



Date: Sunday February 17, 2019

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave Burnaby, BC

For Parking and directions:

Please RSVP by February 8, 2019



Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: Westin Nova Scotian Hotel , 1181 Hollis St., Halifax, NS

For Parking and directions:

Please RSPV by March 29, 2019



Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: Delta Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Road Fredericton, NB

For Parking and directions:

Please RSVP by March 29, 2019


If you have more questions about the National Receptions or are unable to register online, please call us at: 519.824.4120 x56056.

Nation Receptions Map


Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:55

Today is #BellLetsTalk Day – a day encouraging us all to join the conversation and help end the stigma surrounding mental health illness. Here at U of G, we recognize that even the most well-rounded students need support, whether that be academically, physically, mentally, or emotionally.

In support of #BellLetsTalk, we’re sharing the supports offered to students on campus as well as additional resources available to anyone who needs support.


Student Support Network

The Student Support Network is a community offering non-judgmental drop-in peer support. Our student volunteers are trained to deliver this service. You can drop-in during their hours, or chat with them after-hours via their phone support or crisis line (crisis services: 1-844-437-3247 or Good2Talk: 1-866-925-5454).

Student Wellness

Our student wellness services provide a holistic approach to well-being and academic success. Whether you are a varsity athlete or a student in need of a relaxing massage, these services are available for all Gryphons!

Sexual Assault Support and Information

This service offers resources and support for yourself, or a friend, who might be in need.

Student Life

Students are at the heart of what Student Life does. Their programs, services and spaces are available to everybody. Check out their list of programs to see all that Student Life offers students.

Aboriginal Resource Centre

The Aboriginal Resource Centre provides a home away from home for all First Nations, Metis and Inuit students. Think of it as an inclusive community for people from a variety of Indigenous cultures meant to help you connect with each other through Student Advising, an Aboriginal Student Association, student support and STARTAboriginal (meant for first year students).


OUTline offers services for the LGBTQ2IA+ community. They are your go-to if you have questions related to sexual orientation and gender identity, or are seeking support.

Diversity & Human Rights

U of G is a diverse and inclusive community. The Office of Diversity and Human Rights helps to promote a study, work and living environment free of harassment and discrimination.

Additional Resources

1. Campus Police

Emergency: 519-840-5000 (If using a campus telephone use extension 52000)

Non-emergencies: 519-824-4120 ext. 52245

2. Good2Talk

A free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario

Call: 1-866-925-5454

3. Here 24/7

Crisis help and referral to Waterloo-Wellington Addictions, Mental Health & Crisis Services

Call: 1-844-437-3247

4. Ontario Mental Health Helpline

A free, confidential helpline providing about mental illness and support services available to help

Call: 1-866-531-2600

5. Guelph General Hospital

Call: 519-822-5350

6. Walk-in Counselling Service

For individuals and families provided by Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington

Hours: Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus Tours are Back!

Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 08:00

Campus tours have officially returned for the 2019 season Future Gryphons! Our tours showcase some of our student residences, lecture halls, dining facilities, the library, athletic facilities, the main administration building, and several general academic areas.

Whether you’re deciding where to apply, have already applied or even if you’ve been accepted, campus tours are the best way to determine if you can picture yourself here in the fall! Plus, our Tour Guides are all current U of G students, so you can be sure that you’re learning all the in’s and out’s about life as a gryphon from the best source!

We offer tours at 10:00am and 1:30pm Monday through Friday, and at 1:30pm most Saturdays. Each tour runs approximately two hours, and visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather. Book your campus tour today!

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Telethon Tips

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 07:00

Our annual Telethon is your chance to connect one-on-one with a current U of G student and ask any questions you have about life and studies at the University of Guelph! This year it will run from January 31 until March 8, 2019.

Today we’re sharing our top Telethon tips so you can make the most of your time on the phone with our Telethoners.

TIP #1 – Answer the phone!

Starting January 31, our dedicated army of student ambassadors, who we refer to as “Telethoners”, will be calling YOU (yes – on the phone!) to invite you to our spring events and chat one-on-one about the program(s) you’ve applied to, our campus, and student life. You’ll be able to ask any questions you may still have about our programs and what life at Guelph is really like!

TIP #2 – Prepare your questions

Our Telethoners are prepared to answer questions about student life, residence, campus buildings and can even answer your program-specific questions. Still not sure what to ask when we call? Check out the list of sample questions below for inspiration!


  • What is the Student Profile Form and how do I submit it?
  • When will offers be sent out?


  • What residence did you live in? What was it like?
  • If I decide to commute or live off campus, how can I make friends?
  • What kinds of activities are organized in residence?
  • How are residence rooms decided? What about roommates?

Student Life

  • Are there any clubs for [insert your interests here] that I can be a part of?
  • Can I study abroad in another country?
  • What student support services are there on campus?


  • How long will it take me to get from one class to another?
  • What kinds of events happen on campus?
  • What is there to do in the city of Guelph?


  • What is the program like?
  • What has been your favourite class?
  • What kinds of co-op jobs are available for my program?
  • Where can I go if I need help with a class?
  • Do you have any course recommendations?

TIP #3 – Know when we might call

After January 31 we will be making calls from Monday – Thursday from 5-9 pm, and 11 am – 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. We will not make any calls on Fridays or during our students’ reading week which runs from February 18-22.

Miss your call? No problem! We’ll try again later.

TIP #4 – Feedback is appreciated!

This one is self-explanatory, but you should know, we appreciate your feedback and we know our callers do too!

TIP #5 – We’re always here for you

We strive to keep you as informed and supported as possible during the application process. From our ongoing chats, to answering questions via our social media platforms, email and over the phone, we’re always here for our Future Gryphons!

Please note: our Telethoners cannot answer admission questions related to whether you’ll be accepted, if your marks are good enough, etc. nor can they look up the status of your application!

Attention Future Gryphons: Today is the Early Application Deadline!

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 07:00


If you are a Canadian high school student hoping to be considered in our early round of admissions, please submit your application through OUAC today. These early offers will be appearing in mailboxes from late January – early February.

In this first round of offers we are looking at your top six completed 4U/M courses, including required subjects. Where not available, we will use a combination of the top six completed 4U/M and 3U/M courses, including required subjects. Offers in this round are typically made to applicants with an admission average exceeding the estimated cut-off range for the program applied to.

For a full explanation of when offers go out, what grades are used when, and what the cut-offs will be, check out our Admission Plan webpage.
The regular application deadline for Canadian applicants is March 1, 2019 so if you can’t apply today, you do still have time. Just keep in mind you won’t be hearing from us until later in March, at the earliest.

The deadline for international applicants to apply for fall 2019 admission is Thursday, February 15, 2019. International applicants can visit the Admission Services website for details on how to apply and check our calendar for additional information on upcoming deadlines.

That’s it for reminders today #FutureGryphons. Be sure to check out our recent article on upcoming deadlines for things to keep in mind as we move through the application cycle.    

Tips Tuesday - Episode 6: Chat with us

Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 08:00

Did you know that we offer both general and program-specific Snapchat chats? That’s right Future Gryphons!

Here’s why you should join our next chat:

1. It’s a simple way to do Q & A in real-time

To join our chats, follow “uofgadmission” on Snapchat. During the chat time, you’ll send us your question via the chat feature and we will answer them on our story.

What are you waiting for Future Gryphons? Add our Snap Code and ask us your questions anytime.


2: Plan ahead using our schedule

Have questions about our academic programs, their highlights, course loads, and our student supports?

Check out our chat schedule and join the chat that best suits you! We offer 1-2 chats every week until the end of May.

3: We offer program-specific chat times

The program chats feature faculty, counsellors and current U of G students who would LOVE to help answer your program-specific questions! Our chat schedule outline what programs we’re chatting about and when. Today we're chatting about our science programs so be sure to check it out if you are interested in studying science at U of G!

4: You can just listen + learn

Even if you aren’t sure what to ask, you are always welcome to simply watch our story, and observe what your fellow #futuregryphons are asking.

We might answer questions you never knew you had.

Chat soon, friends!

Program Spotlight: Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management

Posted: Friday, January 4, 2019 - 09:11

Switching gears from our bachelor’s degree programs – today we’re sharing the five main facts about our Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management.

1. What is an Associate Diploma?

Our Associate Diplomas provide both applied and practical education on the latest technologies in a specific field. Students will gain industry experience through classroom lectures, labs and through exposure to research.

These programs are typically two years and include an industry work placement. For a complete list of our Associate Diploma programs visit our website.

2. Experience hands-on learning

Our Turfgrass Management program utilizes University of Guelph faculty, staff and industry professionals as well as the resources of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute including the grounds, workshops and laboratory facilities of the Institute.

You will combine practical and scientific study with hands-on learning through field trips, projects and a summer internship. Visit the program page on our website to check out sample first year courses.

3. Look forward to exciting career opportunities

Turfgrass management is a dynamic and growing industry. Those who study at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute can look forward to a successful career with global opportunities in:

  • Sports field management
  • Consulting
  • Golf course superintending
  • Lawn care
  • Sod production
  • Sales

4. Transfer opportunities are available

Turfgrass Management students with a cumulative average of 70% or higher may qualify for acceptance into a degree program with advanced standing. Visit the Admission Services website for more information.

5. Study on the U of G main campus

While U of G offers several Associate Diploma programs, Turfgrass Management is the only one that allows you to study on the main University of Guelph campus. This means that during your two years of study, you can join clubs, play intramurals, dine on campus, take advantage of student supports and truly get the university experience.

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Join the internationally renowned Ontario Agricultural College and study Turfgrass Management at the University of Guelph. If you are interested in this program, be sure to visit our website and don’t forget to fill out our Background Information Form.

New Year, New Dates and Deadlines to be Aware of

Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 16:23

School is back in session and we know you’ve got a lot on your mind. That’s why we’re going to keep this simple and give you some info on important things to keep on your radar if you’re hoping to join the gryphon family in 2019.

1. Our early application deadline is coming soon!

The early application deadline is January 16 (January 15th for international applicants) so if you’re hoping to be considered in our first round of admission offers, plan on submitting your application through OUAC ASAP.

The regular application deadline is March 1, so if you can’t get your application completed for the January deadline, you do still have some time. Just keep in mind the later you apply, the later you will hear from us.

Check out our Admission Plan for a full explanation of when offers go out, what grades are used when, and estimated cut-offs to aim for.

2. Scholarship applications are due soon

We’ll be publishing more info about some of our great scholarship opportunities in the coming days, but for now, feel free to visit the Student Financial Services website to learn about our entrance scholarships.

A special application is required for some of the larger scholarships (such as The President’s Scholarship) with an application deadline of January 25. We strongly encourage you begin your application for these larger awards NOW!

3. The student profile form (SPF) is available online now

The SPF is a great opportunity for you provide us with some extra info about yourself. Use it to tell us about your high school experience – your involvement, your struggles, your extracurriculars… include what you want! Check out our recent SPF article for more details and keep in mind any SPF forms must be submitted by May 1, 2019 (March 1 for international applicants). 

4. Chat with us!

We’ve got a bunch of general and program-specific Snapchat chats lined up for the coming months as well as many helpful staff and student volunteers just itching to answer your questions! Visit our Online Chat page for a full list of chat dates.


5. Visit us!

Do more than just picture yourself at Guelph – come and visit our campus!

We offer campus tours led by current students, which include visits to residences, lecture halls, the library, the athletic facilities, and more.

Winter tours run from January 14 – April 5, and March Break tours run from March 11-15. Visit our Campus Tours page to book your tour today!

You can also visit us for Campus Day on Sunday, March 24. This is a full day open house where you and your family can tour campus, check out residence, attend info sessions and meet current students, faculty and staff. Registration and event details will be available in late January.


That's it for now #FutureGryphons. Be sure to follow us on social media and check back here for more important dates, deadlines and updates!

Happy Holidays from U of G

Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 08:00

Wishing all you #FutureGryphons a safe and happy holiday season!


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