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University of Guelph

University of Guelph

General Information

The University of Guelph is located in Guelph, Ontario and provides educational opportunities to approximately 17 500 undergraduate students. The University of Guelph has 7 colleges, each with their own academic programs and departments:

  • College of Arts
  • College of Biological Science
  • College of Management & Economics
  • College of Physical & Engineering Science
  • College of Social & Applied Human Sciences
  • Ontario Agricultural College
  • Ontario Veterinary College

The address for the University of Guelph is:

University of Guelph:
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario  N1G 2W
(519) 824-4120

www.uoguelph.ca

University of Guelph-Humber 
207 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, ONtario M9W 5L7

www.guelphhumber.ca 

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

The University of Guelph's accessibility services for students is called Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Student Accessibility Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.  The University of Guelph has a mandatory New Student Welcome and Orientation for all students with a disability. Student will have an opportunity to meet their SAS Advisor and other SAS staff. Students will also find out what services and accommodations are available and how to access them.


Students attending Guelph-Humber University should refer to Humber College's Accessibility Learning Services for further information regarding available resources.

Transition Programs

The University of Guelph offers 2 transition programs for incoming students, Pre-Flight (for students with learning disabilities) and Campus Compass (for students with physical disabilities and psychological disabilities, including Asperger's Syndrome). 

Admission and Transition Planner

The University of Guelph offers the Admission and Transition Planner which is a summary of information that is important for applicants and new students with disabilities.

Sighted Guides

The SAS offers Sighted Guides program to help visually impaired and mobility impaired students with various on-campus needs.

Library Accessibility Services

The Library Accessibility Services (LAS) offers a range of services, software, and technology that enables students with disabilities to read, write and research more effectively. In order to use these services, including the adaptive technology lab, students must be registered with the SAS.

Recreation Equity on Campus (The REC Club)

The SAS and Athletic Services provides the Recreation Equity on Campus Club (The REC Club), a volunteer program for students who require assistance in the pool, in the weight room, or with other recreational activities.

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at the University of Guelph, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see the University of Guelph’s Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

In order to access accommodations at the University of Guelph, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:

For Learning Disabilities

  • A current psychoeducational assessment report completed and signed by a registered psychologist or a registered psychological associate with a clear diagnosis of a Learning Disability

For Physical, Medical and Psychological Disabilities

  • Documentation from a qualified professional including a statement of the diagnosis and nature of the disability, information on the severity, duration and intensity of the disability, and whether the disability is permanent or temporary

 

For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability see the Guidelines and Procedures On Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities  or contact the University of Guelph Student Accessibility Services directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

At the University of Guelph, The Health Clinic provides primary medical care to all University of Guelph students.

Counselling Services

The University of Guelph offers Counselling Services for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Centre for New Students

The Centre for New Students assists students with transitioning to studying and living at university and those who may be facing significant challenges or barriers.

Academic Support

The Supported Learning Groups (SLG) at the University of Guelph offers students course specific support from both undergraduate students and professional staff.  The University of Guelph offers Learning Services where staff and peer helpers provided assistance to students who would like to enhance their academic skill.  Writing Services offers a variety of programs to help students with their academic writing.

Library Services

The Library & Learning Commons at the University of Guelph offers various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. The library also provides services for students such as research help, online tutorial, and library guides. The Library Accessibility Services provides adaptive software, technology access, and other services designed to help students who are registered with the Student Accessibility Services.

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

The University of Guelph's  Scholarships & Financial Aid office offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding the University of Guelph's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

The University of Guelph’s Student Housing Services offers traditional, suite-style and townhouse-style accommodations to nearly 5000 students. All first year students are guaranteed a room in residence, but room selection occurs using a lottery system. Traditional residences have single, double and triple rooms on co-ed and single gender floors. Suite-style accommodations consist of 2 private rooms with a shared washroom and kitchenette. Townhouse-style residence accommodates 4-6 people with a shared bathroom, common area and kitchen.

All residence buildings include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study areas
  • Access to a front desk
  • Vending machines
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

All rooms include high speed internet. Traditional style rooms feature a telephone and local phone service. Residence rates vary depending on room and building selection. Meal plans are a mandatory additional cost and operate on a declining balance system or a meal based system.

Students who require accommodations in residence can apply for special consideration. Students must complete and submit the Special Consideration Form along with their residence application by the given deadline.

Family Housing
The University of Guelph offers family-friendly housing.

Off-Campus Housing

Off-campus housing is available. Information about available rental properties can be found using the Places4Students housing portal.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

The University of Guelph offers an accessible campus map for each individual building.

Guelph Transit

Guelph Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at the University of Guelph receive a bus pass included in their tuition. Guelph Transit provides schedules and maps for every transit route they offer.

Accessibility
Guelph transit offers accessible services with features such as low floor buses, wheelchair and scooter positions.

Guelph Transit Mobility Services provides door-to-door transit services for persons with physical disabilities, who due to their disability are unable to use the conventional transit. Persons seeking to use the Guelph Transit Mobility Service must complete the application form.

Academic Programs

The University of Guelph offers a wide range of Programs of Study in their 7 colleges. Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at the University of Guelph is available on their website.

Guelph-Humber University offers a variety of Academic Programs available in both Full-Time and Part-Time studies. 

Contact Information

Student Accessibility Services
(519) 824-4120 ext 56208
csd@uoguelph.ca
Located on Level 3, University Centre

The Health Clinic
(519) 824-4120 ext 52131
health@uoguelph.ca

Counselling Services
(519) 824-4120 ext 53244
Located in the University Centre, Level 3 South

Supported Learning Groups Program
(519) 824-4120 ext 58316
kbianco@uoguelph.ca                

Learning Services
(519) 824-4120 ext 58313
mkope@uoguelph.ca

Library & Learning Commons
(519) 824-4120 ext 53617
library@uoguelph.ca

Scholarships & Financial Aid
(519) 824-4120, ext 58715
fininfo@uoguelph.ca

Student Housing Services
(519) 824-4120 ext 58701
housing@uoguelph.ca 

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at University of Guelph, and to determine if the services meet your needs.