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First-year students’ programs and events

New campus.
Roughly 900 new people just like you.

Students outside Guelph-Humber building

  Before classes start, we’re here to help.

Whether you’re a social butterfly or a quiet, keep-to-yourself type person, getting to know campus, your classmates and support staff AIN’T EASY.

Or is it?

You will be welcomed on campus and can get to know others at the following events:

First Year Experience (FYE) Program

Your FYE Leader will mentor and support you as you adjust to being a university student. Throughout the summer, receive information about important dates, campus resources and tips for success. Meet other first-year students in your program, both online and at Orientation, and attend social events and FYE sessions to make the most of your first year.

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Easy Start Transition Program

You can explore accessibility support services, learn about accessing academic accommodations and meet returning students registered with Accessible Learning Services.

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Kick Start

Sessions help you and your supporters prepare for university. Receive information about course selection, financial services, and wellness supports. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions to current students and staff.

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Connect with other incoming students at this fun, students-only, official welcome to life at the University. We’ll get you set for classes and show you how to get involved and be successful.

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For me, I did have a lot of anxiety coming into university because of the fact that I was the only one from my high school going to GH. Then I went to Orientation in late August and that is where I made friends, and they have come to be the people that I trust the most. Because all the classes are in one building, it’s easy to get around and helps you get to know a lot of people that may not even be in your year or in your program.

—Carissa R., Family and Community Social Services

Swoop into Success Month

Student Services offers workshops and events to prepare you for your first year, including the Get Involved! Be Informed! Fair, meet-and-greets with departments and first-year socials.

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