Graduate Student Orientation | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate Student Orientation

U of G Graduate Orientation and photos from the event in 2022

Grad Student Orientation

We are delighted you have accepted your offer of admission to a University of Guelph graduate program. Thank you for those who attended the Grad Student Orientation on September 5th.   You can explore the links below, as well as the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) Current Students webpage to learn more about what it means to be a graduate student, gain tips on how to succeed in graduate school, and discover the many services and resources available to you. You are encouraged to bookmark this website for future reference if you ever want to revisit any of the information provided.


Contact: Check back, the link to register will be posted here.

The academic unit that oversees your graduate program may also schedule an orientation session to welcome you and provide program-specific information. If you have not yet heard from them, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator or Graduate Program Assistant of your program to learn more.  You can find their contact information on the academic unit's website or in the Graduate Calendar under Section IX. Graduate Programs.

We acknowledge that the University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.  We recognize the significance of the Dish with One Spoon Covenant to this land and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.


Schedule:  The new graduate student orientation date will be posted here.

U of Guelph Rozanski Hall
Rozanski Hall
  • 9-10am : Coffee and mingling
  • 10-11am : Welcome Messages
  • 11:00-11:30am : Group Icebreaker
  • 11:30-12:30pm : Amazing Race
  • 12:30-1:30pm : Pizza lunch, draw for prizes, social and results

Follow the links below to learn about the services and resources available to you as a graduate student.

You can obtain the latest information about the University's response to the pandemic on the COVID-19 general information webpage.  We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon.