Graduate Program Assistant 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 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. 

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 Assistant Handbook

The purpose of this website is to assist you in your role as a Graduate Program Assistant at the University of Guelph. The information on this website correlates with your main responsibilities as a Graduate Program Assistant. 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 Chapters I, II and III of the Graduate Calendar, you should do so early in your term.





















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