START Accessible Virtual*

START Accessible Summer 2022 SAS Events 

SAS provides orientation programs to help students transition to life as a university student with a disability. These programs are for students who are new to the University of Guelph and who have a disability.  Students will be connected with a START Accessible Student Leader who will be able to support with general first year inquiries. 

START Accessible Virtual

SAS offers virtual sessions designed to introduce participants to SAS and other campus resources.  The sessions take place at the end of August and cover topics including:

  • Finding Balance
  • Technology – Alternate format textbooks, Note taking software, organization and text to voice, voice to text options
  • Connecting with Faculty and advocating for yourself
  • Managing your courses
  • Money Matters
  • Resiliency
  • Grad Student orientation
  • Parent Welcome to SAS

Also, included is a virtual session for parents.

Dates: August 23rd – August 31st, 2022

START Accessible Virtual Summer events will take place on MS Teams Live.  See Summer Events for a complete list of session dates and times. Students who miss the live interactive session can view the recordings through the START Accessible CourseLink site after the session.

START Accessible In-person 2 day Event

Join current University of Guelph students and SAS staff for an on-campus orientation to Student Accessibility Services

Dates: September 1st and September 2nd

Features of this program include:

  • Learn about SAS and campus services, resources and programs
  • Learn how SAS advisors work collaboratively with students and faculty members
  • Meet your Advisor
  • Learn about and how to access exam related supports
  • Get to know other students through social interactive sessions
  • Tour the various SAS and Wellness services including, Library Accessibility Services and the SAS Exam Centre

*Students who will be living in residence and choose to participate in the on-campus component of START Accessible will have the opportunity to move into their residence early. 

How to sign up: Students must submit a New Student Intake Form in order to be eligible for the START Accessible programming.    

Students who have attended START Accessible had this to say:

"It was great to meet with my advisor and get my accommodations set up before classes started."

"I loved the social get togethers with the student leaders and having upper year student as a resource."

"It was beneficial talking to other students in first year and students in upper years to hear their tips and experience. Also getting an idea of how SAS works and meeting my advisor."

"It was helpful learning about the wide variety of accommodations and supports available to me and knowing that there are people there to support me!"


Important: Tests & Exams

If you use the SAS Exam Centre, please remember that all test and exam bookings must be submitted at least 10 BUSINESS DAYS ahead of when you intend to write.

In addition, the last day any bookings can be received is the first business day in November, March or July as appropriate for the semester.
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