UWindsor Spring Open House - March 5th, 2022 / 9am to 4pm ET

The University of Windsor is preparing for a safe return to campus. Learn More.

You & your family are invited to

Head Start

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In-Person or Virtual orientation for new students embarking on their post-secondary experience @ UWindsor

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Join us for

Head Start Orientation

Head Start summer orientation program is designed for new students who are embarking on their post-secondary experience here at the University of Windsor. Learn about some of the major differences between high school and university, discover ways to get involved on campus, connect with academic advisors, learn about life as a Lancer, and much more. In-person or from the comfort of your own home.

Why you should attend

  • Faculty presentations
  • Sessions for you and your parents, guardians or supporters to learn about life at UWindsor
  • A campus resources fair to ensure you haven’t missed anything
  • Learn about some of the major differences between high school and university
  • Discover ways to get involved on campus
  • Connect with academic advisors
  • Participating in one of our virtual Head Starts enters you into multiple tuition draws
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Attend Head Start Orientation to Win

Free Tuition!

We are giving away one tuition prize of $500 at each Head Start day during the lunch hour and one $1500 tuition prize at the end of all the Head Start days on Instagram.

Rules & Restrictions

Head Start Dates & Schedules

This year we’re having 5 in-person sessions and 1 virtual orientation session. Feel free to attend the sessions that are most relevant to you. Below you can check out the dates and scheduling for each session.


Science & Education Day

Friday, July 8th, 2022
Starts at the Toldo Education Building @ 9am


FAHSS & Education Day

Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Starts at the Toldo Education Building @ 9am


Nursing, Human Kinetics & Business Day

Friday, July 15th, 2022
Starts at the Toldo Education Building @ 9am


Engineering Day

Saturday, July 15th, 2022
Starts at the Toldo Education Building @ 9am


General and Mature, Transfer Part-time Day

Saturday, August 6th, 2022
Starts at the Toldo Education Building @ 9am

Virtual / Online

General Day

Friday, August 12th, 2022
Join at vfairs.uwindsor.ca @ 9am

Campus Services Booths

Our Information Fair is open throughout the events. You can drop in on any of our booths at anytime to ask questions and gather relevant materials.

  • OPUS (Organization of Part time University Students)
  • UWSA (UWindsor Student Alliance)
  • Welcome Week
  • Lead Program
  • Aboriginal Education Centre
  • Campus Police
  • Sexual Misconduct Office
  • Residence Services
  • Outstanding Scholars
  • Wellness Office
  • Food Services
  • Campus Bookstore
  • Campus Services
  • Student Accessibility
  • Parking Services
  • Athletics & Recreation
  • Health Services
  • Student Counselling
  • Blackboard
  • Leddy Library
  • Virtual Campus Tour
  • Registrar's Office
  • Financial Management
  • UWin Card Office
  • International Student Centre
  • Graduate Studies
  • Student Society
  • Academic Advising (August Date Only)

Frequently Asked Questions

In-Person/On-Campus FAQS

In order to attend the in-person part of Head Start event.

  • You must pre-register to attend Head Start. Guests (limit 1) must also pre-register.
  • Upon arrival, you must provide Proof of ID along with the Provincial enhanced vaccine certificate with an official QR code, sometimes called a vaccine record. You will receive a wristband to wear to have access to the event.
  • Masks are required inside all facilities on campus and outdoors if 2 metres distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Social distancing requirements of 2 metres must be maintained.
  • To allow as many Future Lancers as possible to attend this event in person, registrants may be accompanied by one guest only. Guests must also register to attend.
How to get your COVID-19 vaccine certificate

In an effort to further support the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students, the University of Windsor requires all employees, students, visitors and contractors to wear a mask or face covering when entering all campus buildings and in common spaces where physical distancing may be difficult (entrances, exits, hallways, stairwells, lounges, washrooms and elevators). You can read the mandatory mask policy here.

Due to our campus running on limited capacity, you are only permitted to bring one guest which can be done through our in-person event registration form.

We look forward to the time when we can fill our campus with visitors again, but we cannot wait to welcome you and your guest to our campus for Head Start.

Virtual/Online FAQS

No need to download or install anything! Simply log in with your email and password that will be sent to you once you sign up to attend.

If you would like to video chat with a presenter or staff in the exhibit booths, you will need a webcam. But you can always use text or the phone if it’s more convenient.

Simply log in with your email and password that will be sent to you once you sign up to attend.

There is an Information Desk and Technical Help desk located in the virtual lobby.

Yes! Anything you see throughout the event can be saved to your virtual briefcase and all of the documents will be emailed to you.

Yes share the link to sign up!

Recordings of all presentations as well as all the resources in the exhibit booths will be available for a month after the event. You can still log in and view the materials and ask your questions by chat or email.

Any browser should work as long as it’s updated.

Contact us at ask.UWindsor

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