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Where Your Educational Experience Matters

From the moment you arrive at Ridgetown, you’ll find many on-campus resources and opportunities that will help you develop your learning, interpersonal and leadership skills.

Leadership Development Opportunities

  • Get involved in leading the Spring Expo open house, where students showcase the campus through a variety of events
  • Students’ Council provides an opportunity to get involved in life on campus and give input on different student events and activities
  • As a Student Ambassador, you will develop your leadership skills as you represent the campus by helping at open house events and promoting our programs to prospective students
  • A pilot Student Mentorship program is a great new way for students to connect with alumni to network and gain insight into life after graduation
  • Senior students that have strong academic skills and are interested in helping juniors with their studies can apply for the Peer Helper Program to be a peer tutor
  • The Student Recreation Committee organizes the extracurricular events on campus. It’s a great way to help lead activities on campus and to get involved
  • Apply to participate in an International Travel Experience where you can learn about a new culture and international agriculture and horticulture
  • Student Clubs such as the yearbook committee and Green Club give students an opportunity to get involved on campus and meet lots of new people

Support for Learning

  • Student Accessibility Services works to remove physical and educational barriers for students with disabilities. Please let us know how we can support your experience at Ridgetown. You can reach Amy Wszol, Student Accessibility Services Co-ordinator by phone at 519-674-1500 ext. 63206 or by e-mail at awszol@uoguelph.ca for more information
  • The Peer Helper Program provides group and one-on-one study help to assist you with your academic studies
  • An Academic Skills Consultant is available to help with research projects and writing papers
  • Academic Program Counselling by Academic Program Co-ordinators can assist you with selecting courses to help you reach your future goals
  • Student Life Skills Coaching and Chaplaincy Services are available on-campus if you need someone to talk to
  • Library Services can help with all your research needs
    • Our library has more than 10,000 items on the shelves for borrowing and an increasing collection of e-books
    • The facility has networked work stations, and laptops available for loan
    • You will have online access to the tri-universities collection at University of Guelph, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University

"I’ve really enjoyed my experience at Ridgetown so far. There are so many ways for students to get involved. I got to know more people around campus from different programs through my involvement in the Student Ambassador program, intramural sports and the God on Tap program."

Allison Witzel

Page reviewed 08/31/2015