The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is working to ensure that existing and incoming graduate students, and applicants stay informed of the University’s response to the evolving global impact of COVID-19. The University is continuing to update our COVID-19 page with recent information, answers to FAQs and other resources.
Existing Students: see UPDATE FROM THE AVP GRADUATE STUDIES. For international students with questions relating to your study permit, please connect with your international student advisor; if you have gone abroad or intend to go abroad, and you have new immigration or travel concerns, please consult with your international student advisor.
Remote Oral Exams: Tips for remote Thesis Defences and QEs; Guidelines for conducting a remote QE; Guidelines for conducting a remote Thesis Defence.
Incoming Graduate Students: Students expecting to start fall'20 should count on doing so, at least until told otherwise. If you have questions about your fall'20 application or your offer of admission for f'20, please visit our FAQs Admission page.
Applicants: We continue to process applicants and issue of offers of admission.
As a precaution against COVID-19, the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is not offering in-person service because our staff are working remotely. Please contact the office by email. We will continue responding to inquiries, focusing on the most urgent issues first, but please allow for additional response time and know that we are working as hard as we can to support you and will work with you to ensure minimized disruption for all current and incoming students.
Campus Community Resources & Support
The University of Guelph provides a wide range of support services for members of the graduate student community.
The Graduate Student Learning Initiative (GSLI) is a collaborative endeavour that brings together key campus services that support academic and professional skill development for graduate students as learners, instructors, researchers and professionals.
Supports the intellectual, social and moral development of students of every racial, ethnic and religious group through education, services and resources.
With clubs and groups to engage and entertain everyone, you won’t find it hard to develop interests and passions outside of class.
Advocate anti-oppression issues within a feminist framework and offer a supportive, relaxing atmosphere for people of all or no genders.
At Guelph, you will find support, community and acceptance. We strive to foster an environment in which people, regardless of personal characteristics such as race, disability, sexual orientation and gender, are treated with dignity and respect. The university's commitment to human rights is articulated in the "Human Rights at the University of Guelph" document, found on the DHR website.
We provide services for assistance with human rights matters, and training sessions on human rights and equity issues.
For students with the following areas of disability: ADD/ADHD, hearing, learning, medical mobility, psychological/emotional, vision
Assistance provides for academic, housing, personal, career and financial concerns
Adaptive technology available
Based in the Department of Student Life, the Multi-Faith Resource Team represents a number of faiths and works together to meet the religious and spiritual needs of the university community. The team is committed to promoting friendliness, religious understanding, harmony in diversity and spiritual growth.
Programs and services include:
- Supporting Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Muslim faiths and those who identify as spiritual but not religious,
- Scheduled services and faith community meetings,
- Discussion groups on faith and justice topics,
Multidisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, psychiatrist, registered dietitian, addiction counsellor and health educator
Services include appointment and walk-in clinics for comprehensive health and medical care, immunization and allergy clinics, a Dispensary.
Find information about healthy relationships, all areas of sexuality, stress management, body image, nutrition, alcohol and other drug awareness
Join one of our issue-based teams, such as ABC, an alcohol awareness group on campus, or AWL, focusing on positive body images
Professional staff includes sports medicine physicians, massage therapists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, registered dieticians, pedorthists and osteopaths
Services available include diagnosis, rehabilitation and health promotion
Our counsellors have backgrounds in social work, education, psychology and couple and family therapy.
Services include individual counselling, therapy groups, crisis response, training and consultation, stress management programs and academic support.
Find a Job!
Attend a Workshop
Develop your job search strategy skills, learn how effectively network with employers, improve your interview skills & more. Co-operative Education & Career Services professional Career Advisors offer a variety of career related workshops throughout the semester. Visit the "Events & Workshops" calendar in Recruit Guelph for a full listing of career related events.