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Your Lancer Journey Starts Here

You're accepted.

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

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 seeing you on campus this September!

Douglas Kneale Douglas Kneale
Provost & Vice-President, Academic,
University of Windsor

Important DatesImportant Dates

  1. Class registration starts (Winter term)

    Nov 11, 2019

    Start planning your classes now! You can learn more about registering for classes on the Plan Your Program page. If you have any questions, contact your program or reach out to us at ask.UWindsor.

  2. Fees Due (Winter Term)

    December 15, 2019

  3. Move Into Residence (Winter Term)

    January 3, 2020

  4. Winter Orientation

    January 4, 2020

  5. First day of class (Winter Term)

    January 6, 2020

  6. Last Day for Late Registration & Course Change (Winter Term)

    January 17, 2020

  7. Financial Drop Date (Winter Term)

    February 2, 2020

  8. UWinAward Entering Student Profile opens (Fall Term)

    Mid-February, 2020

    Apply for entrance scholarships and bursaries.

  9. Reading Week

    February 15 - 23, 2020

  10. Family Day

    February 17, 2020

  11. Spring Open House

    March 7, 2020

    Meet students and professors! Learn more about Spring Open House.

  12. Apply for Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries (Fall Term)

    April 15, 2020

    Apply for Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries by this date to ensure maximum eligibility for entrance awards.

  13. First-Year Students Can Start Registering for Fall 2020 Classes

    May 12, 2020

  14. Accept Your UWindsor Offer for Fall 2020

    June 1, 2020

  15. Residence guarantee deposit due

    June 1, 2020

  16. Attend Head Start Orientation

    June - August

  17. First semester’s tuition is due; Residence fee due (Fall Term)

    August 15, 2020

  18. Welcome Week begins (Fall Term)

    September 6, 2020

  19. Move into Residence (Fall Term)

    September 6, 2020

  20. First day of class (Fall Term)

    September 10, 2020

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.

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.

Setup UWindsor Email

Step 3

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 4

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 and early May for Fall). You’ll know your Student Homepage is activated when you can select it from the “Homepage” drop down.

Plan your courses

Step 5

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 6

Register for your classes

Beginning November 11, 2019 (for Winter 2020 Term) or May 12, 2020 (for Fall 2020 Term), register for your classes in UWinsite Student. Get the best selection by registering early.

Attend Orientation

Step 7

Attend Orientation

Get a head start on the school year! Our Head Start Orientation and Winter Orientation is designed to give you all the information you’ll need for a successful transition to university.

Attend Welcome Week

Step 8

Attend Welcome Week

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

First day of class

First day of class

Your UWindsor student career begins!
January 6, 2020 for Winter and September 10, 2020 for Fall.


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Head Start

We offer a variety of services to ease
the transition for incoming students

Faculty-specific dates provide students with an
opportunity to meet professors, ask program
related questions, and tour the buildings where
they will have regular classes.

Visit Head Start

Head Start Dates

  • Friday, July 10 Education and Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Saturday, July 11 Human Kinetics and Nursing
  • Friday, July 17 Science and Education
  • Saturday, July 18 General
  • Friday, July 24 Business and Engineering
  • Saturday, August 8 General
  • Evening session on Thursday, August 13, Mature, Transfer, Part Time Students


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