Coronavirus Updates for Future Students

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Your Lancer Journey
Starts Here

Congratulations!
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
Douglas Kneale

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!

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

Important 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)

    May 1, 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 26, 2020

    Learn more about how to Register here

  14. Accept Your UWindsor Offer for Fall 2020

    June 1, 2020

  15. Residence guarantee deposit due

    June 1, 2020

  16. Attend UWindsor Live - Future Student Edition

    June 27, 2020

    Attend live webinars, ask questions about awards, financial aid, student support,and academic advising. Meet fellow students and professors virtually in the Networking Lounge. No travel needed, you can participate from wherever you are.

    Sign-up for UWindsor Live
  17. Attend Head Start, Register for classes, Get your UWin Student Card

    July - Aug 2020

    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.

    Sign-up for Head Start
    Learn more about how to Register here
  18. First semester’s tuition is due; Residence fee due (Fall Term)

    August 14, 2020

  19. Welcome Week begins (Fall Term)

    September 6, 2020

  20. Move into Residence (Fall Term)

    September 6, 2020

  21. 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.

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 26, 2020 for Fall 2020 term). You’ll know your Student Homepage is activated when you can select it from the “Homepage” drop down.

Plan your courses

Step 6

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 7

Register for your classes

Beginning in May 26, 2020 (for Fall 2020 Term), register for your classes in UWinsite Student. Get the best selection by registering early.

Upload photo for your UWinCARD

Step 8

Upload photo for your UWinCARD

Your UwinCARD is your official UWindsor student identification card. Upload your photo by Monday August 1, 2020 and your UwinCARD will be mailed to you.

Attend Orientation

Step 9

Attend Orientation

Make a smooth transition to UWindsor. Attend one of our three virtual Head Start dates for faculty presentations, a campus resources fair, and an opportunity to connect with academic advisors.

Attend Welcome Week

Step 10

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!
September 10, 2020 for Fall.

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 for Winter 2020 term). You’ll know your Student Homepage is activated when you can select it from the “Homepage” drop down.

Plan your courses

Step 6

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 7

Register for your classes

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

Attend Orientation

Step 8

Attend Orientation

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

Attend Welcome Week

Step 9

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 6, 2020 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 (late May for Fall 2020 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 Monday August 1, 2020 and your UwinCARD will be mailed to you.

Attend Welcome Week

Step 11

Attend Welcome Week

Make new friends, connect with your professors, and staff. Join your faculty team to complete for the coveted Lancer Shield!

First day of class

First day of class

Your UWindsor student career begins!
September, 2020.

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 2020 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.

First day of class

First day of class

Your UWindsor student career begins!
January, 2020.

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 accept your offer through OUAC - TEAS

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 May for Fall 2020 term). You’ll know your Student Homepage is activated when you can select it from the “Homepage” drop down.

Attend Orientation

Step 6

Attend Orientation

Make a smooth transition to UWindsor. A communication from the Faculty of Education will be sent to you about the event.

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

Head Start Orientation


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

Head Start summer orientation program is designed for new students who are embarking on their post-secondary experience here at the University of Windsor. This year we're bringing Head Start to you! UWindsor has a virtual platform that is going to make your Head Start experience a great one from the comfort of your own home.

 

Upcoming Head Start Dates

Virtual Head Start Dates/Times Coming Soon!

  • 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

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

Visit Head Start

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

UWin Prep Program Info Session from June 11, 2020
Recording can be found here
Powerpoint Presentation can be downloaded here

Teacher talking with a student through video chat