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2013-2014 Back to School Guide
2013-2014 Back to School Guide

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the ONTARIONs
2013-2014
 
WELCOME
Welcome to the University of Guelph
Welcome to the Universityof Guelph.
is is an amazing place to“Dream, Discover and Do.”I hope you will enjoy yourtime here.We are proud of our ori-entation program. Ourstudents, sta
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and facultygo to great lengths to ensurethat you know about theincredible number of oppor-tunities available to you onand o
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campus.But there is so muchmore!Engagement inside andoutside of the classroom iswhat distinguishes the Uni-versity of Guelph.Our goal is to show stu-dents how they can helpbuild a better planet,now and in the future,in our community andbeyond.Participating in eventsand activities will intro-duce you to new ideasand friends and provideopportunities for personalgrowth. It will also giveyou a glimpse of the manyways that you can contrib-ute to the world aroundyou.Guelph’s incredible spiritis what makes our campusatmosphere unique. It’s aspirit of caring and belong-ing, of earnestly wanting tounderstand the people andplaces around us and to beinvolved in every aspect of life.I hope that you take fulladvantage of the orien-tation program and themany activities availablethroughout the year.I look forward to meetingyou soon.Best wishes for thecoming year!Yours sincerely,Alastair J. S. SummerleePresident andVice-Chancellor
e team in Student A
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airswould like to welcome ourreturning students back, andextend a warm welcome to ourmany new students. Our goal inStudent A
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airs is to help makeyour university experience asrewarding as possible. We pro-vide programs and servicesthat will enhance your studentexperience, both inside andoutside the classroom. How-ever, what you get out of youreducation is ultimately up toyou. We encourage you to takeadvantage of all the Universityhas to o
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er. Explore our manyservice-learning opportunitiesand get involved. Be sure to alsocheck out our numerous fit-ness and recreation programso
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ered by the Department of Athletics. Join a club, volun-teer, or get involved in studentgovernment.
ere are so manypossibilities! Check out our on-line event registration system atuoguelph.ca/studenta
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airs/reg/and sign up for a program. Aswell as being fun, your partici-pation at the University and inthe greater community can helpdevelop skills for the future.While we hope your experi-ence will be positive please knowthat we have numerous people tohelp if you experience di
culty.Don’t hesitate to ask if you needsupport.
e Student A
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airsSta
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is dedicated to helping stu-dents achieve their goals. Speakto your program counsellor orresidence assistant; go to theAcademic Information Centreor the Learning Commons;call Student Health Services,or connect with Counsellingand Disability Services. Visitthe Student A
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airs web pagefor additional information atuoguelph.ca/studentaffairs/home/.If you are a new stu-dent, go to the Centre forNew Student Webpage atstudentlife.uoguelph.ca/cns/.Guelph is a marvellous place,both the City and the Univer-sity. We hope you enjoy all it hasto o
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er.Yours sincerely,Brenda WhitesideAssociate Vice-President(Student A
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airs)
Welcome!On behalf of the City of Guelph and its residents, I’mpleased to welcome all newand returning Universityof Guelph students to ourcommunity.I am a University of Guelphalumnus myself, and canattest that you have chosenan outstanding universityat which to pursue yourstudies.I wish you all the best fora successful and rewardingyear.University of Guelph stu-dents are a vital part of theheart and soul of the com-munity of Guelph. Manystudents volunteer and Itruly appreciate the energyand creativity you bring toour community.For many of you, Guelphis your “home away fromhome” during the schoolyear. I hope that your timein this community has apositive and lasting impacton you, no matter wherelife takes you next.When you need a breakfrom studying, I inviteyou to explore all thatGuelph has to offer. Wehave a wonderful net-work of parks and trails,a vibrant downtown, his-toric architecture, and awealth of arts, culture,and recreational ameni-ties. The City’s website,guelph.ca, is a great sourceof information.Once again, welcome toGuelph! We are delighted tohave you here.Sincerely,Karen FarbridgeMayor
TABLE OF CONTENTS
4 – STUDENT LIFE
4 – KEEPING YOUR COOL IN RESIDENCE4 – HATING YOUR MESSY ROOMATE6 – GETTING TO KNOW CAMPUS6 – AFFIRMING DIVERSITY ON CAMPUS9 – SAFE(R) SEX + CONSENT10 – HOW TO DEAL WITH BEING HOMESICK 10 – THE MYTH OF THE “FRESHMAN 15”12 – RETHINKING SUCCESS12 – JOINING AN UNCONVENTIONAL CLUB14 – GOURMET MEALS FOR YOUR MICROWAVE
16 – HITTING THE BOOKS
16 – MAKE BUYING YOUR TEXTBOOKS EASY18 – GETTING THAT A+22 – EDUCATION AND THE INTERNET25 – SURVIVING LECTURES AND EXAMS25 – HEALTHY SNACKING FOR STUDYING26 – DOPAMINE AND CONCENTRATION26 – 7 ESSAY-WRITING TIPS26 – THE ESSAY AND YOU
28 – CAMPUS MAP29 – DOWNTOWN MAP30 – 101 THINGS TO DOBEFORE YOU GRADUATE32 – CITY LIFE
32 – MUSIC IN GUELPH32 – ARTS ON CAMPUS & COMMUNITY35 – SATISFYING YOUR CAFFEINE FIX35 – SHOPPING IN GUELPH37 – GUELPH, SOBER37 – THE GUELPH NIGHTLIFE
38 – HELPFUL RESOURCES
38 – U OF G CAMPUS GUIDE38 – SURFING THE WEB AT U OF G40 – USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIND A CAREER40 – RENTAL TIPS FOR STUDENTS42 – CAMPUS MEDIA42 – CANON OF THE CANNON45 – BEING “GREEN” ON CAMPUS49 – YOUR PHONE AND ACADEMIC LIFE51 – STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS
54 – FUN PAGE
54 – COMIC54 – CROSSWORD
ALASTAIR J. S. SUMMERLEEBRENDA WHITESIDEKAREN FARBRIDGE
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