Graduate Program Coordinator Handbook | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies


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.

Incoming Graduate Students:   Students expecting to start summer'20 should have received an email outlining your options; if not,  please email us.  Students expecting to start fall'20 should count on doing so, at least until told otherwise.  If you have questions or concerns about meeting the conditions on your offer letters, please email us.


Applicants: We continue to process applicants and issue of offers of admission. 

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is committed to supporting our students.  We will work with you to ensure minimized disruption for all current and incoming students. 

Graduate Program Coordinator Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to clarify your role as a Graduate Program Coordinator at the University of Guelph and to organize relevant information in a manner that corresponds to your main responsibilities as a Coordinator. Many of your responsibilities are defined through Senate policies and procedures as documented in the Graduate Calendar and as referenced in this guide. The Graduate Calendar is the definitive guide to University of Guelph policies, procedures and guidelines and takes precedence over the contents of this handbook. If you have not already read the General Regulations (Chapter II), General Information (Chapter III) and Degree Regulations (Chapter IV) in the Graduate Calendar, you should do so early in your term.