Student Life

Overview

At university you can explore your interests, inside and outside of the classroom.

You will have opportunities to attend social events or join a student club. You might also like to play extracurricular sports or, if you live on campus, become involved in your residence community.

Read more about student life at Windsor.

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Orientation Week

Welcome Week is a great chance for you to familiarize yourself with the campus, meet new people and build connections before class begins, whether you live on or off campus. Past activities have included tours, concerts, residence events and faculty events.

Find more information about Welcome Week.

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Clubs and Societies

General Clubs

Windsor has more than 100 student clubs, organizations and academic societies. There is something for everyone.

Clubs include: Pro Bono Students Canada, Hip Hop Club, Engineers Without Borders, Music Society, the Concrete Canoe Team and Gamers’ Republic.

Student Union

Your student union plays an important role at university, and at Windsor there are 3 unions to represent all students. University of Windsor Students’ Alliance (UWSA) advocates on behalf of full-time undergraduate students on campus and in the community.

The Organization of Part Time Students (OPUS) represents part-time students’ interests. If you are a graduate student, you are represented by the Graduate Student Society.

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Athletics

Varsity Athletics

Windsor is home to the Windsor Lancers varsity sports that range from curling, football and golf to soccer and track and field. The Lancers participate in both Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

Find more information about varsity athletics at Windsor, including try-out dates.

Recreation and Intramurals

Windsor offers recreational sports and leagues that you can participate in, regardless of your skill level. Recreational sports include co-ed basketball, inner tube water polo and floor hockey. Joining a team is a great way to meet other people and stay active, whether you are continuing to play a sport or starting a new one.

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Student Services

Student Accessibility Services

If you have a disability that requires academic accommodation and support, Student Accessibility Services is available to help. Contact the office as soon as possible to ensure the appropriate supports are in place for you at the beginning of the school year.

Find more information about supports you can access.

Out on Campus

Out on Campus provides a positive environment and support services for LGTBQ members of the Windsor community, including weekly socials with different activities. It also holds events for national and international celebrations such as National Coming out Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance and World AIDS day.

Multi-Faith Centre

Windsor’s Multi-Faith Space is intended to serve all students, staff and faculty. The space supports the diversity of the university community.

Child Care

Child care is available at the Great Beginnings Child-Centred Co-operative. It operates a preschool program designed to provide positive learning experiences to children who are 16 months to 6 years old.

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Security

The Campus Community Police, working in partnership with the university community, provides a safe and secure environment to study, work and live.

Some of its services include operating emergency 911 services, emergency blue phones and regular patrols.

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