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Services & Support

This is student life @ UWindsor

Head over to The Forge Fitness Centre for a quick workout or Pilates class. Grab lunch with friends at the Marketplace (Vegan Mushroom Strudel, Coconut Curried Beef, or the Pulled Pork Lasagna?). Take your laptop outside and enjoy the outdoor space.

And don’t forget that ultimate frisbee game!

In our residence halls and restaurants, you’ll bond with new friends from around the world. Be sure to get involved and join student clubs and organizations. You’ll fit right in!

Our campus covers 125 acres and houses 47 buildings, including some pretty awesome, new environmentally-friendly ones on our main and downtown campuses. And over 50% of our campus is green space where you can hang with friends, do homework or just read a book.

You’ll be living in one of the coolest (although surprisingly warm) metropolitan areas in North America. The sister cities of Windsor and Detroit offer the best of both worlds – the charm, personal feel, and fabulous restaurants of a small city in Windsor with big city amenities such as major league sports, big name concerts, and entertainment in Detroit.

We’re here to make your UWindsor experience the best possible. The University offers dozens of support services, from study skills workshops to counselling to special needs accommodations.

Our campus sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. There are few places on earth that someone before us has not called home.

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Community Connected

Safe & Diverse

Writing Support Desk

Support Desk

Accessibility Services


International Student Support

Student Support


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Student Experience

Academic Advising

Advice on course selection, program and degree requirements

Student Accessibility Services

  • Advising and supports for students with disabilities who require academic accommodations
  • BUILD — a multi-day program to help transition to university for students with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD

International Student Centre

  • Services to engage our diverse student body
  • Soft Landing Program for new international students

Orientation Programs

  • Head Start Orientation — make your schedule and explore the campus
  • Welcome Week — ease your transition into university life by getting to know the campus community before classes begin

Student Success and Leadership Centre

  • Leadership and volunteer programs
  • Outstanding Scholars Program

Bounce Back

Designed for students who did not achieve their academic goals in first semester and want a fresh approach to their studies

Writing Support Desk

Helps with writing needs


Safety on Campus

Campus Community Police

Campus Community Police

UWindsor places a high priority on the public safety of our campus community. The Campus Community Police work in partnership with the University community to provide a safe and secure environment to all students, staff, faculty, and visitors by providing a 24-hour presence on our campus to respond to routine and emergency calls for service.

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Bystander Initiative

Bystander Initiative

A place where all students can take responsibility for making the world a safer place. Get involved and gain real tools to recognize and interrupt unsafe situations. Know when to act. Know what to do. Make positive and long-lasting changes in your community.

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Stay Healthy & Safe

Our many supports and services will help you thrive:

  • Bystander Initiative
  • Campus Community Police
  • Chiropractic and massage therapy
  • Doctor’s office, dental office
  • Forge Fitness Centre
  • Lancer Recreation Services
  • Peer Counselling Centre
  • Sexual Misconduct Response & Prevention Office
  • Student Counselling Centre/Peer Support Centre
  • Student Health Services
  • Student Medical Response Service
  • Walksafe

Academic Support

At UWindsor, we can help you make the
transition to University with confidence


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Arts, Humanities
& Social Sciences

Our student mentors are here for you to help build your comfort level during class discussions, gain a deeper understanding of your material, or learn critical thinking and communication skills.


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The Odette Student Success Centre’s highly skilled advisors can provide you with academic advising, career services information, and first-year support and tutoring. The H.O.U.S.E. (Helping Odette Undergraduate Students Excel) Program supports the transition of students into undergraduate studies at the Odette School of Business.

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The WINONE Office for First Year Engineering promotes a positive, first-year learning experience for engineering students by offering academic counselling and information about support services across campus. It also promotes mentoring of engineering students by fellow undergraduate and graduate engineering students to create a positive, inclusive, and respectful learning environment.

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Human Kinetics

All first-year HK students are automatically provided with a student mentor through the Kin-One First Year Experience Program. You will learn how to get involved, receive ongoing student support, academic and career counselling, connect with other students and build skills for a successful transition into first year.

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Faculty and staff are devoted to student success within a professional learning environment. Your education experience is enhanced by support services that include academic and career advising (Student Success Coordinator), mental health counselling exclusively available to nursing students (Clinical Therapist), peer mentors (Nursing Lab), and student-led involvement (Nursing Society).

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The USci Network is a program that supports and promotes student success in Science by providing collaborative and integrative opportunities to enrich the student experience. Through initiatives focused on academic support, career planning, mental health and wellness, peer mentoring, creativity and diversity, the USci Network encourages science students to develop their leadership, engagement, application and discovery skills. Other opportunities include:

  • MySci Advisor Program matches first-year science students with an experienced, upper-year student for advice and guidance about their program
  • Math and Stats Learning Centre
  • Awards for best mentor-mentee in Forensic Science
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Applying to a program can be a confusing process, we made this page to help you along the way. If at any point you need help feel free to reach out to us through ask.UWindsor.

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