Student Accessibility Services Orientation Programs

The University promotes the full participation of students who experience disabilities in their academic programs.  We support students with all types of disabilities, including:

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Injuries and concussions
  • Learning disabilities
  • Medical conditions
  • Mental health conditions
  • Mobility, dexterity and perceptual disabilities

Student Accessibility Services provides a number of transition programs and orientation to assist students with the transition to life as a university student with a disability. 

  • Fridays in the Summer, every Friday from June 22 to July 27, 2018
  • START Accessible, Wednesday, August 29 to Friday, August 31, 2018.
  • Orientation Workshop- please see the Orientation Guide when you arrive on campus


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Fridays in the Summer is a transition program that is for students who are new to the University of Guelph and who have a disability, to meet with a staff member of SAS and begin the transition process. We will help orient students to some of the key programs and services available, discuss the transition to university and walk students through the process of registering with SAS for the first time. Students are asked to register ahead of time to let us know you would like to attend. 

START Accessible plays a critical role in helping students who use SAS services to become familiar with the campus environment and learning about supports available to help throughout the year.  We’ll cover everything from classroom accommodations to exams, with lots of opportunities to make friends and get settled in.

SAS Orientation Workshop: This is our abbreviated orientation session for students who don’t participate in START Accessible.  Offered twice during Orientation Week, this two-hour program will introduce you to key programs, services and procedures offered by SAS.

PSYC*1300 – Learning Disabilities: Experience to Understanding is a course for credit that counts towards your university degree and is specifically for students with a learning disability.  The course helps students to connect their lived experience with what the research shows helps with academic success.  To participate, you must have a valid psychoeducational assessment. 

Register for these programs on the SAS website ( or contact us for more information at or 519-824-4120 ext. 56208.