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Fall 2021 New Student Orientation
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the first day of classes?
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
How do I get involved?
- Join 1 of our 19 academic societies
- Work with Student Life, Career & Placement Services, Academic Advising, Library Services, and more
- Volunteer or work with IGNITE, the student union that represents both UofGH and Humber College
- Become a University of Guelph Student Senator
- Search the Co-Curricular Record (CCR) for volunteer opportunities, workshops, intramurals, and other activities offered by departments across UofGH and Humber College
How do I apply for OSAP?
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New Student Orientation
August 30 - September 3, 2021
Orientation Week Schedule
Monday, August 30
Tuesday, August 31
Wednesday, September 1
Thursday, September 2
Friday, September 3
- 12 pm: Pop Culture Trivia
O Week Checklist
- □ Register for Orientation Week
- □ Join the Orientation Week Kick-Off
- □ Navigate your first year with our keys to success
- □ Attend your Program Session
- □ Meet your classmates at your FYE Social
- □ Visit your on-campus Orientation experience
- □ Win a prize at speed friending or trivia
- □ Pick up your student ID card (if you submitted your photo before July 30)
O Week Grand Prize
This is your chance to win BIG. If you’ve entered our draw for the Kick-Off, your program session, the Academic Integrity session, the on-campus experience, and your FYE Social, you’ll be entered into our grand prize draw for a chance to win a $500 gift card to the Campus Store!
We're hosting live Q&A’s with your Program Heads and Assistant Program Heads, who will provide key tips to help you succeed in the first year of your academic program. A current student from your program will also be present to answer your burning questions.
All sessions are 1 hour long and take place on Microsoft Teams. When you tune into the live event or watch the recording within 24 hours, you’ll have the chance to enter a draw for a GH prize pack worth over $75, including a GH hoodie and other branded gear!
Tuesday, August 31 | Wednesday, September 1 | Thursday, September 2
10 am to 2 pm
Join current student leaders on campus for fun social activities to meet other new students and participate in GH Orientation traditions like ringing the GH Bell as you enter campus as first-time UofGH students and signing your class banner. You’ll even get to meet Swoop the Great Horned Owl, the official UofGH mascot.
Capture your first time on campus with our professional photobooth, play a round of mini putt, get to know your way around campus with our Swoop Scavenger Hunt using the Campus Compass App (download from the Google Play store or Apple App Store) or join a campus tour.
Outside the UofGH building, we’ll have space for you to relax, grab a snack and play some games.
Bonus: when you visit campus, you can enter a draw for 1 of 3 $50 gift cards of your choice!
Students must register to attend the on-campus Orientation experience.
Download #GHOrientation themed frames, stickers, stories and more. Show off your UofGH pride and celebrate the start of your journey at UofGH!
Follow @UofGHstudents on social and use the hashtag #GHOrientation to connect with students and the Guelph-Humber community.
Are you capturing your Orientation Week experience on Instagram? Use that hashtag (you know the one... #GHOrientation) and tag @UofGHstudents between August 30 and September 3 and you’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card of your choice!
Swoop Into Success Month
Participate in Swoop Into Success Month activities organized by our support services and student groups. Make the most of your University of Guelph-Humber experience by discovering the services and involvement opportunities available to you.
Swoop Into Success Month will take place from September 7 to October 1, 2021.