Orientation & Transition Programs

SAS provides a number of transition programs to assist students with the transition to life as a university student with a disability.  Participating in at least one program is important for ensuring you are ready for the year ahead.

Fridays in the Summer

This program allows students who are new to the University of Guelph and who have a disability to meet with a staff member of SAS and begin the transition process. We'll help orient you to some of the key programs and services available to you, and walk you through the process of registering with SAS for the first time.  An online registration form will be provided startingin the spring.

START Accessible

This is a two and a half day program just prior to Labour Day weekend (formerly known as Campus Compass).  START Accessible gives you a chance to get settled into campus before the hustle and busle of Orientation Week.  SAS staff and returning students will welcome you to campus, introduce you to academic life, begin the process of setting up accommodations, and show you how to access resources that will help you achieve success in your first year.  

Orientation Week Workshop

For students who cannot attend START Accessible, this two-hour session provides a brief overview of programs and services, and ensures the process is underway for setting up your accommodations.

None of the Above

For students who are unable to participate in one of these programs, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss other ways to become familiar with the assistance available from Student Accessibility Services.