Student Support Network University of Guelph

Student Support Network U of G

UofG Student Support Network

The Student Support Network (SSN) offers drop-in peer support in Fall and Winter terms. The SSN is not available during statutory holidays, reading week and the Summer semester (May - August). A team of extensively trained student volunteers is ready to provide a supportive ear to any University of Guelph student.

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Peer to Peer Counselling Drop-In:

  • Confidential, non-judgmental listening & support
  • Information and referrals
  • An opportunity to chat with peers who care
  • SSN for BIPOC students 


Monday-Friday - 12-8pm
Location: JT Powell Building, 2nd Floor, Rm 2201


SSN for BIPOC Students Hours 

If you identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) and would like to speak with someone who identifies similarly, join us for our SSN for BIPOC student hours.

Thursdays: 4:00-6:00pm 
Location: JT Powell Building, 2nd Floor, Rm 2201


Virtual: Drop in Support 

Monday-Friday: 8-10pm (online booking is required)

Exam Hours

Monday-Friday: 12-8pm (in person)
The SSN is closed in the Spring/Summer semester during Winter Break and during Reading Week. 


After Hours:

After hours and phone support are offered through Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247 for crisis services, or Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454, or contact the Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone by texting UofG to 686868.

How to find us? Helpful wayfinding tips for in-person sessions:

  • To access the drop-in, enter through the main doors of the J.T. Powell building and turn right (past the washrooms). You will see a sign to direct you to the drop-in space.
  • The J.T. Powell Building is also home to Counselling Services, Student Accessibility Serices, Health Services Clinic and the HPC. 
  • The J.T. Powell building is beside the Gryphon's Athletics Centre.

COVID Safety Guidelines

Students visiting the in-person drop-in must adhere to the following COVID-19 safety guidelines

Stay Connected

If you would like to keep up to date on what we offer throughout the year, as well as the specific starting date of applications, stay connected to the SSN: