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Head Start

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You & your family are invited to

Head Start!


Our Summer orientation program is designed for new students who are embarking on their post-secondary experience here at UWindsor. This year we’re bringing Head Start to you with a brand new virtual platform that is going to make your Head Start experience a great one, all from the comfort of your own home.

Head Start Program Includes:


  • 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 qualifies into a $1,500 tuition draw
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Ryan Flannagan

UWin 101 - The Basics of University Life

Watch this overview before attending our event for tips, tricks and a chance to win great prizes at Head Start!

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Ryan Flannagan
Associate Vice President, Student Experience
University of Windsor

Thanks for attending


Head Start Orientation Sessions are over

You can follow the link below to check out the recorded presentation from our previous Head Start dates.

Watch the Head Start Presentations

There's a Head Start Date for you!


We have 3 Head Start orientation dates that are faculty specific

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

10 AM to 12:40 PM EST

For incoming students from the following faculties: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Human Kinetics, Nursing, & Science

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Saturday, July 25th, 2020

10 AM to 12:40 PM EST

For incoming students from the following faculties: Business & Engineering

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

6 PM to 8:40 PM EST

General Session for Mature Students, Transfer Students & Part-time Students

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Your success as a student on our campus is our top priority. As a new student at the University of Windsor, what are some of the top concerns you have about starting university in September? We will be addressing these concerns during our UWin 101 presentation.
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Schedule


This year we’re having 3 virtual orientation sessions. Feel free to attend the sessions that are most relevant to you. Below you can check out the schedule for each session.

University 101 Program

Auditorium 10 – 10:30 am EST

University 101 Program


Learn about the differences between high school and university and what it takes to be a successful student on our campus.

Student Panel & Time Management

Auditorium 10:30 – 11 am EST

Student Panel & Time Management


Get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a student in university from upper year students already attending the university.

Parent, Family & Guest Program

Auditorium 10:30 – 11 am EST

Parent, Family & Guest Program


Meet our student leaders and get valuable information about how you can support your student as they commence on their new academic journey. Learn the important differences between high school and university expectations. Understand the financial commitments required to complete a university program. Leaders will share information about student privacy policies, available mental health resources, academic accommodations, support resources and campus community safety initiatives.

Program Advising Journey

11:10 am – 11:40 am EST

Program Advising Journey


This is your opportunity to meet professors and advisors from your academic program. Learn about your program, various support services available to you, and what you can do with your degree after graduation.

What’s Up Lancers

Student Networking Lounge 11:40 am – 12:40 pm EST

What’s Up Lancers


Want to meet other students starting school in September? Join our student leaders in the Student Networking Lounge for a fun orientation activity.

UWindsor Campus Tour

11:40 am – 12:40 pm EST

Virtual Campus Tours


Take your own customized, personal tour of the campus to see the many resources available! Locate the buildings where some of your classes will be held and get connected with other first year students.

Campus Services Booths

11:40 am – 12:40 pm EST

Campus Services Booths


Have a question about the meal plan or a parking pass? Don’t know where to pick up your UWin ID? Any last minute details you need to know from Residence Services? Feel free to visit one of the campus service booths.

List of Campus Services Booths
Connecting to Education

Auditorium 12:10 – 12:40 pm EST

Connecting to Education


For students who have been accepted into Concurrent BA/Bachelor of Education programs, this session will help you navigate your undergraduate degree requirements alongside your Bachelor of Education requirements. All concurrent students that will be teaching grade 7 - 12 need to map out teachables for their first 2 years. Concurrent Psychology, ECE and Education are entering an exciting but very fast paced journey between their degrees and diploma.

This session is only available on the Saturday, July 11 date.

Lancer Scavenger Hunt & Live Leaderboard Games

Lancer Scavenger Hunt & Live Leaderboard Games


Collect points and watch the live leaderboard to see what you might win!

  • 1 of 3 sets of Beats Headphones
  • 1 of 3 UWindsor Bookstore Gift Cards valued at $100
  • 1 of 3 Program Sweaters
  • $1500 Off Fall semester tuition
Your Virtual Briefcase

Your Virtual Backpack


Collect publications, videos, and info documents in your virtual briefcase and they will all be emailed to you.

First day of class

July 11, 2020 / 11 am - 2 pm EST

Hope to see you there...Virtually!


Have all your questions answered, meet your profs and fellow students from the comfort of your couch.

University 101 Program

Auditorium 10 – 10:30 am EST

University 101 Program


Learn about the differences between high school and university and what it takes to be a successful student on our campus.

Student Panel & Time Management

Auditorium 10:30 – 11 am EST

Student Panel & Time Management


Get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a student in university from upper year students already attending the university.

Parent, Family & Guest Program

Auditorium 10:30 – 11 am EST

Parent, Family & Guest Program


Meet our student leaders and get valuable information about how you can support your student as they commence on their new academic journey. Learn the important differences between high school and university expectations. Understand the financial commitments required to complete a university program. Leaders will share information about student privacy policies, available mental health resources, academic accommodations, support resources and campus community safety initiatives.

Program Advising Journey

11:10 am – 11:40 am EST

Program Advising Journey


This is your opportunity to meet professors and advisors from your academic program. Learn about your program, various support services available to you, and what you can do with your degree after graduation.

What’s Up Lancers

Student Networking Lounge 11:40 am – 12:40 pm EST

What’s Up Lancers


Want to meet other students starting school in September? Join our student leaders in the Student Networking Lounge for a fun orientation activity.

UWindsor Campus Tour

11:40 am – 12:40 pm EST

Virtual Campus Tours


Take your own customized, personal tour of the campus to see the many resources available! Locate the buildings where some of your classes will be held and get connected with other first year students.

Campus Services Booths

11:40 am – 12:40 pm EST

Campus Services Booths


Have a question about the meal plan or a parking pass? Don’t know where to pick up your UWin ID? Any last minute details you need to know from Residence Services? Feel free to visit one of the campus service booths.

List of Campus Services Booths
Lancer Scavenger Hunt & Live Leaderboard Games

Lancer Scavenger Hunt & Live Leaderboard Games


Collect points and watch the live leaderboard to see what you might win!

  • 1 of 3 sets of Beats Headphones
  • 1 of 3 UWindsor Bookstore Gift Cards valued at $100
  • 1 of 3 Program Sweaters
  • $1500 Off Fall semester tuition
Your Virtual Briefcase

Your Virtual Backpack


Collect publications, videos, and info documents in your virtual briefcase and they will all be emailed to you.

First day of class

July 25, 2020 / 11 am - 2 pm EST

Hope to see you there...Virtually!


Have all your questions answered, meet your profs and fellow students from the comfort of your couch.

University 101 Program

Auditorium 6 – 6:30 pm EST

University 101 Program


Learn about the differences between high school and university and what it takes to be a successful student on our campus.

University 101 Program

Auditorium 6 – 6:30 pm EST

University 102 Program


This virtual session is designed specifically to meet the unique needs of mature, transfer and part-time students. We will discuss strategies for academic success and campus resources and supports.

Parent, Family & Guest Program

Auditorium 6:30 – 7 pm EST

Parent, Family & Guest Program


Meet our student leaders and get valuable information about how you can support your student as they commence on their new academic journey. Learn the important differences between high school and university expectations. Understand the financial commitments required to complete a university program. Leaders will share information about student privacy policies, available mental health resources, academic accommodations, support resources and campus community safety initiatives.

Program Advising Journey

7:10 pm – 7:40 pm EST

Program Advising Journey


This is your opportunity to meet professors and advisors from your academic program. Learn about your program, various support services available to you, and what you can do with your degree after graduation.

Student Panel & Time Management

Auditorium 6:30 – 7 pm EST

Student Panel & Time Management


Get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a student in university from upper year students already attending the university.

Campus Services Booths

6 pm – 8:40 pm EST

Campus Services Booths


Have a question about the meal plan or a parking pass? Don’t know where to pick up your UWin ID? Any last minute details you need to know from Residence Services? Feel free to visit one of the campus service booths.

List of Campus Services Booths
What’s Up Lancers

Student Networking Lounge 7:40 pm – 8:40 pm EST

What’s Up Lancers


Want to meet other students starting school in September? Join our student leaders in the Student Networking Lounge for a fun orientation activity.

Lancer Scavenger Hunt & Live Leaderboard Games

Lancer Scavenger Hunt & Live Leaderboard Games


Collect points and watch the live leaderboard to see what you might win!

  • 1 of 3 sets of Beats Headphones
  • 1 of 3 UWindsor Bookstore Gift Cards valued at $100
  • 1 of 3 Program Sweaters
  • $1500 Off Fall semester tuition
Your Virtual Briefcase

Your Virtual Backpack


Collect publications, videos, and info documents in your virtual briefcase and they will all be emailed to you.

UWindsor Campus Tour

Virtual Campus Tours


Take your own customized, personal tour of the campus to see the many resources available! Locate the buildings where some of your classes will be held and get connected with other first year students.

First day of class

August 13, 2020 / 6 pm - 8:40 pm EST

Hope to see you there...Virtually!


Have all your questions answered, meet your profs and fellow students from the comfort of your couch.

Campus Services Booths


Our Campus Services Fair is open through the event, you can drop in on any of our booths at anytime to ask questions and download relevant materials.

Information Booths


  • 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)
  • Nick Baker – Online Learning Module
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Frequently Asked Questions


Connect with faculty, staff and current students and get an update on what’s happening on campus, find out about scholarships, financial aid, residence and your next steps in preparing for Head Start Orientation. Meet other UWindsor future students in the networking lounge and have some fun by scoring points for activities. Check out the live leaderboard to see how you’re doing.

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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