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Congratulations on being accepted to the University of Windsor. You’re on your way to achieving your dreams.

Below you’ll find the information you need to take the next steps on your journey. From resources to plan your first-year courses to services to help you make the most of your UWindsor experience to a timeline to guide you – you’ll find it all here.

If you require assistance, you’ll also find contact information for your particular program or the service you wish to inquire about.

My Important Dates What Are My Next Steps
Patti Weir

To our future University of Windsor students

Welcome! At the University of Windsor, you have entire worlds to discover, multiple worlds that will challenge your intellect, your imagination, and your character. That’s why more than 16,000 students this year have chosen to make their future here.

I invite you to come to the University of Windsor and write your own future. At the same time, you’ll be writing ours.

Looking forward to meeting you virtually this Fall, and to seeing you in person just as soon as it’s safe to do so!

Patti Weir
Acting Provost and Vice-President Academic,
University of Windsor

Important Dates


  1. Virtual Open Day

    December 9, 2021

    Event dates & times subject to change.

  2. UWinAward Entering Student Profile opens – apply for entrance scholarships and bursaries

    Beginning of January

    Apply Now!
  3. Application Deadline

    January 13, 2022

    Apply Now!
  4. Spring Open House

    March 5, 2022

    Event dates & times subject to change.

  5. Outstanding Scholars Program application Deadline

    March 31, 2022

    The Outstanding Scholars program offers one year of scholarships plus 6 semesters of paid work. Students learn research skills in laboratories, fieldwork, by conducting literature reviews, assisting with communications and health promotion, assisting with research design, doing creative work, and much more!

    Apply Now!
  6. Deadline to apply for Entrance Scholarships and bursaries

    April 30, 2022

    Apply Now!
  7. New Student Registration Days

    May 19 - 26, 2022

    Get in-person or online help from our student recruiters and academic advisors. You can also access on-demand video content to guide you through the process of registering for your first year, first semester courses.

    Learn more about New Student Registration Days
  8. Course Registration Shopping Cart Opens

    May 19, 2022

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  9. Course Registration Opens

    May 26, 2022

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  10. Accept your UWindsor offer

    June 1, 2022

    How to accept your offer

    Residence guarantee deposit due

    June 1, 2022


    International student deposit due

    June 1, 2022

  11. Attend Head Start Orientation

    July - August 2022

    Our Summer orientation program is designed for new students who are embarking on their post-secondary experience here at UWindsor.

    More about Head Start
  12. International student application deadline

    July 1, 2022

    Apply Now!
  13. Fees due

    August 12, 2022

    First Semester tuition & residence fees are due

  14. Attend Welcome Week

    September 3 - 7, 2022

    More about Welcome Week

    Move into Residence

    Early September, 2022

    More about Residence
  15. First Day of Class

    September 8, 2022

  16. Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF)

    October 1 - 2, 2022

  17. OUF Virtual

    October 11, 2022

  18. OURF - Windsor

    October 27, 2022

  19. Fall Open House

    November 5, 2022

  20. OUF Virtual

    November 9, 2022

  21. OUF Virtual

    December 1, 2022

  22. Virtual Open Day

    December 8, 2022

  23. UWinAward Entering Student Profile opens

    Early January 2023

    Apply for entrance scholarships and bursaries

  24. OUAC Application Deadline

    January 12, 2023

  25. Spring Open House

    April 1, 2023

  26. Deadline to apply for Entrance Scholarships & bursaries

    April 30, 2023

  27. Virtual Open Day

    May 11, 2023

  28. Register for Classes

    Late May, 2023

  29. Last day to accept your UWindsor offer

    June 1, 2023

    Residence guarentee application and deposit due

  30. International student application deadline

    July 1, 2023

  31. Attend Head Start

    July - August 2023

  32. First semester's tuition is due / Residence fee due

    August 15, 2023

  33. Welcome Week Begins & Move into Residence

    September 5, 2023

  34. First Day of Class

    September 7th, 2023

What to do next?


Registering your courses will take careful planning to ensure you get the class schedule that works best for you. The steps below will help you get started but if you’re having trouble at any point contact your program or reach out to us at ask.UWindsor.

Please select the options that describe you best

Review your offer

Step 1

Review your offer

Review your Offer of Admission letter and verify your program. You’ll also want to take note of any conditions to your offer of admission and complete them by the date indicated in your letter.

Accept your offer

Step 2

Accept your offer

Follow the instructions in your University of Windsor Offer of Admission letter that explains how to confirm your acceptance. Make sure you’ve completed this by the date indicated on your Offer of Admission.

Review your offer

Step 3

Set up your multi-factor authentication (MFA) options

UWindsor uses MFA to verify the identity of individuals accessing our protected online resources from off-campus. You need to set up your MFA options before extending your UWin Account or signing in to UWinsite Student to plan your courses.

Setup UWindsor Email

Step 4

Extend your UWin Account & Setup UWindsor Email

Gain access to your UWindsor email, the University’s online learning system, the full suite of Microsoft products and other important campus resources. After you’ve extended your UWin account the University of Windsor will send all email communications to your UWindsor email.

Verify your UWinsite Student Homepage Activation

Step 5

Verify your UWinsite Student Homepage Activation

Your Student Homepage in UWinsite Student will be activated a few weeks before registration opens (May 2023 for Fall 2023 term). You’ll know your Student Homepage is activated when you can select it from the “Homepage” drop down.

Plan your courses

Step 6

Visit our New Student Registration Info Page for Fall 2023

Incoming Fall undergraduate students can access resources regarding next steps, how to register, and choosing courses.

Learn More

New Student Registration Page Coming in mid May! Get live help with course registration online or in-person!

Plan your courses

Step 7

Plan your courses

Start planning your courses once your Shopping Cart is active in UWinsite Student. You’ll know you can start adding classes to your Shopping Cart when you see the small arrow next to class sections when using the Class Search and Enroll.

Register for your classes

Step 8

Register for your classes

Starting in late May 2023 (for Fall 2023 Term), register for your classes in UWinsite Student. Get the best selection by registering early.

Upload photo for your UWinCARD

Step 9

Upload photo for your UWinCARD

Your UwinCARD is your official UWindsor student identification card. Upload your photo in early August, 2023 and your UwinCARD will be mailed to you.

Attend Orientation

Step 10

Attend Head Start Orientation

Make a smooth transition to UWindsor.

  • Science & Education - July
  • FAHSS & Education - July
  • Nursing, HK & Business - July
  • Engineering - July
  • General Day - August
  • Virtual Head Start - August
UWindsor Prep Program

Step 11

UWindsor Prep Program

Each optional, non-credit course is designed to support first-year students' transition to UWindsor by providing a condensed review of grade 12 curriculum. Classes begin July 2023.

Attend Welcome Week

Step 12

Attend Welcome Week

Early September 2023 - Make new friends, connect with your professors, staff and returning student leaders. Get valuable tips from senior students. Join your faculty team to compete for the coveted Lancer Shield!

First day of class

First day of class

Your UWindsor student career begins!
September 7, 2023.

Review your offer

Step 1

Review your offer

Review your Offer of Admission letter and verify your program. You’ll also want to take note of any conditions to your offer of admission and complete them by the date indicated in your letter.

Accept your offer

Step 2

Accept your offer

Follow the instructions in your University of Windsor Offer of Admission letter that explains how to confirm your acceptance. Make sure you’ve completed this by the date indicated on your Offer of Admission.

Review your offer

Step 3

Set up your multi-factor authentication (MFA) options

UWindsor uses MFA to verify the identity of individuals accessing our protected online resources from off-campus. You need to set up your MFA options before extending your UWin Account or signing in to UWinsite Student to plan your courses.

Setup UWindsor Email

Step 4

Extend your UWin Account & Setup UWindsor Email

Gain access to your UWindsor email, the University’s online learning system, the full suite of Microsoft products and other important campus resources. After you’ve extended your UWin account the University of Windsor will send all email communications to your UWindsor email.

Verify your UWinsite Student Homepage Activation

Step 5

Verify your UWinsite Student Homepage Activation

Your Student Homepage in UWinsite Student will be activated a few weeks before registration opens (Early November, 2022 for Winter 2023 term). You’ll know your Student Homepage is activated when you can select it from the “Homepage” drop down.

Plan your courses

Step 6

Visit our New Student Registration Info for Winter 2023

Incoming Winter undergraduate students can access resources regarding the next steps, how to register, and choosing courses.

Plan your courses

Step 7

Plan your courses

Start planning your courses once your Shopping Cart is active in UWinsite Student. You’ll know you can start adding classes to your Shopping Cart when you see the small arrow next to class sections when using the Class Search and Enroll.

Register for your classes

Step 8

Register for your classes

Starting on November 14, 2022 (for Winter 2023 Term), register for your classes in UWinsite Student. Get the best selection by registering early.

Upload photo for your UWinCARD

Step 9

Upload photo for your UWinCARD

Your UwinCARD is your official UWindsor student identification card. Upload your photo in early December, 2022 and your UwinCARD will be mailed to you.

Attend Orientation

Step 10

Attend Orientation

In Early January, 2023 - Make a smooth transition to UWindsor.

Attend Welcome Week

Step 11

Attend Welcome Week

Make new friends, connect with your professors, staff and returning student leaders. Get valuable tips from senior students. Join your faculty team to compete for the coveted Lancer Shield!

First day of class

First day of class

Your UWindsor student career begins!
January 5th, 2023 for Winter.

Review your offer

Step 1

Review your offer

Review your Offer of Admission letter and verify your program. You’ll also want to take note of any conditions to your offer of admission and complete them by the date indicated in your letter.

Accept your offer

Step 2

Accept your offer

You will get an email with instructions to accept the offer in eGAS.

Review your offer

Step 3

Set up your multi-factor authentication (MFA) options

UWindsor uses MFA to verify the identity of individuals accessing our protected online resources from off-campus. You need to set up your MFA options before extending your UWin Account or signing in to UWinsite Student to plan your courses.

Pay your deposit

Step 4

Pay your deposit

Pay your deposit if applicable.

Verify your UWinsite Student Homepage Activation

Step 5

Apply for study permit

If you are not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or landed immigrant, you will need to obtain a Study Permit to study in Canada. Visit the Government of Canada website to learn more.

Plan your courses

Step 6

Extend your UWin Account & Setup UWindsor Email

If you are a new UWindsor student, you need to extend your UWin Account to gain access to your UWindsor email, the University’s online learning system, the full suite of Microsoft products and other important campus resources. After you’ve extended your UWin account the University of Windsor will send all email communications to your UWindsor email.

Verify your UWinsite Student Homepage Activation

Step 7

Verify your UWinsite Student Homepage Activation

Your Student Homepage in UWinsite Student will be activated a few weeks before registration opens (mid May for Fall 2023 term). You’ll know your Student Homepage is activated when you can select it from the “Homepage” drop down.

Plan your courses

Step 8

Plan your courses

Start planning your courses once your Shopping Cart is active in UWinsite Student. You’ll know you can start adding classes to your Shopping Cart when you see the small chevron next to class sections when using the Class Search and Enroll.

Register for your classes

Step 9

Register for your classes

You will receive an email with your enrolment appointment date, at which point you can start registering for classes in UWinsite Student. Get the best selection by registering early.

Upload photo for your UWinCARD

Step 10

Upload photo for your UWinCARD

Your UwinCARD is your official UWindsor student identification card. Upload your photo by August 2023 and your UwinCARD will be mailed to you.

Review your offer

Step 1

Review your offer

Review your Offer of Admission letter and verify your program. You’ll also want to take note of any conditions to your offer of admission and complete them by the date indicated in your letter.

Accept your offer

Step 2

Accept your offer

You will get an email with instructions to accept the offer in eGAS.

Review your offer

Step 3

Set up your multi-factor authentication (MFA) options

UWindsor uses MFA to verify the identity of individuals accessing our protected online resources from off-campus. You need to set up your MFA options before extending your UWin Account or signing in to UWinsite Student to plan your courses.

Pay your deposit

Step 4

Pay your deposit

Pay your deposit if applicable.

Verify your UWinsite Student Homepage Activation

Step 5

Apply for study permit

If you are not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or landed immigrant, you will need to obtain a Study Permit to study in Canada. Visit the Government of Canada website to learn more.

Plan your courses

Step 6

Extend your UWin Account & Setup UWindsor Email

If you are a new UWindsor student, you need to extend your UWin Account to gain access to your UWindsor email, the University’s online learning system, the full suite of Microsoft products and other important campus resources. After you’ve extended your UWin account the University of Windsor will send all email communications to your UWindsor email.

Verify your UWinsite Student Homepage Activation

Step 7

Verify your UWinsite Student Homepage Activation

Your Student Homepage in UWinsite Student will be activated a few weeks before registration opens (early November for Winter 2023 term). You’ll know your Student Homepage is activated when you can select it from the “Homepage” drop down.

Plan your courses

Step 8

Plan your courses

Start planning your courses once your Shopping Cart is active in UWinsite Student. You’ll know you can start adding classes to your Shopping Cart when you see the small chevron next to class sections when using the Class Search and Enroll.

Register for your classes

Step 9

Register for your classes

You will receive an email with your enrolment appointment date, at which point you can start registering for classes in UWinsite Student. Get the best selection by registering early.

Upload photo for your UWinCARD

Step 10

Upload photo for your UWinCARD

Your UwinCARD is your official UWindsor student identification card. Upload your photo by December 2022 and your UwinCARD will be mailed to you.

First day of class

First day of class

Your UWindsor student career begins!
January 5, 2023.

Registration Guides


Multiple resources to help you with course registration

Watch our Step-by-Step Course Registration Videos

Watch our Step-by-Step Video

Watch a current UWindsor student guide you along.

Registration Videos
Read our Step by Step Course Registration Articles

Read our Step by Step Articles

Read through our many Knowledge Base Articles.

Registration Articles
Download our Step by Step Course Registration PDF

Download our Step by Step PDF

Download, print and read our pdf guide.

Registration PDF

Course Registration Webinars


Looking to learn more about how to register for courses?

Attend one of these sessions to learn how to choose and register for courses, get answers to your questions from Academic Advisors, and receive tips for academic success.

  • Monday, June 8 @ 2 PM EST
  • Wednesday, June 10 @ 2 PM EST
  • Friday, June 12 @ 2 PM EST
  • Monday, June 15 @ 2 PM EST
  • Wednesday, June 17 @ 2 PM EST
  • Friday, June 19 @ 2 PM EST
Attend Webinar

Reasons to Attend

  • Learn how to choose and register for courses
  • Get answers to your questions from Academic Advisors
  • Receive tips for academic success
Attend Webinar

UWindsor Prep Program

Refresher classes to prepare incoming students for success!


  • Short, non-credit prep-courses designed to refresh students’ skills and provide a taste of what classes will bring in the fall
  • Take one, a few, or all of the prep-classes to get ahead and be prepared for the beginning of your UWindsor classes
  • Each course is designed to provide a review of grade 12 curriculum and build the skills students will need in first-year classes

Sign-up for Prep Program
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