Orientation & Transition Programs | University of Guelph Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services 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.

START Accessible

This program is both virtual and in-person. It is ongoing throughout August leading up to the first day of classes. START Accessible gives you a chance to get connected with campus before the hustle and bustle of Orientation Week. Student Accessibility Services 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. Students will have their Student Accessibility Services registration appointment and meet with their Student Accessibility Services advisor to discuss their disability related accommodations prior to classes starting.  

Orientation Workshop

For students who do not participate in START Accessible, this 30 minute virtual or in-person workshop takes place during the first few weeks of classes. It will provide a brief overview of programs and services, and ensures the process is underway for setting up your accommodations.  Students will have their Student Accessibility Services registration appointment during these weeks so is important to attend the workshop prior to their appointment.

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.

Exam Centre Deadline

Booking to use the SAS Exam Centre must be done 14 days before the test/exam and no later than November 1st (fall), March 1st (winter) and July 1st (summer). Login to Accessibility Online to book now.