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University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus

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Ridgetown Campus is one of four campuses of the University of Guelph and is a Regional Campus of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC). The College offers education, research, and rural development programs.

The College is located in Ridgetown, a small town in Southwestern Ontario, roughly 275 kilometres southwest of Toronto, between Windsor and London.

Areas of Expertise

Ridgetown Campus offers you a special learning opportunity as part of of the University of Guelph's Ontario Agriculture College. Benefit from the University of Guelph's world class reputation in education and research while you develop your skills through practical programs offered at Ridgetown Campus. Our programs prepare you to be knowledgeable, self reliant, and competitive in your chosen field. Our student-centred environment and sense of community have been a tradition at Ridgetown Campus for over 50 years. Small class sizes, practical training initiatives, excellent job placement rates, and career opportunities will all help make your time at Ridgetown Campus satisfying and rewarding. See you at Ridgetown.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:250 bedsLowest: $1,268Highest: $2,536

Steckley Hall, our co-ed residence, has room for over 250 students in double rooms (singles may be available at an increased cost). Staffed 24 hours a day, residence services include cable TV, phones, Internet access, a well equipped weight/exercise room, laundry facilities, and four lounges. A "quiet" wing is set aside for students who want a less hectic environment in which to study and live. The key to succeeding in residence is becoming involved, join a committee, be part of student government, become a member of a team. Ridgetown has something for everyone!

Off Campus Housing

An off-campus housing list is available upon request. There are approximately 60 addresses on this list to choose from. Please visit the Web site for more information.

Incoming Students

Orientation days are a very busy and fun time for junior and senior students, as well as staff and faculty. Field trips, battle of the halls, mud wrestling, pub, student card photos, sports, getting to know your way around campus, and tons of great fun while you’re on campus. Who says college is all about studying, tests, and classes? The wide range of groups, clubs, and activities that happen in and around will keep you busy. Please visit the Web site for more information.

Career Planning

Ridgetown Campus graduates are in high demand. Career Services at Ridgetown Campus helps connect you with employers wanting to hire for summer, part-time, and permanent positions. A Web based Career Centre for convenient 24 hour access to new job opportunities is available. Free on-campus services include job postings, assistance in resume and cover letter writing, preparing for an interview, and tips on job search techniques.


When you've spent enough time on the books, you'll be ready for a change of pace. Speed up your heart rate in the new fitness centre, equipped with weight and work out training equipment or relax with a little mood music or a game of billiards in the Campus Student's Centre. Intramural programs include team and individual activities ranging from broomball and basketball to darts and curling. The competitive spirit sets in every winter for the annual Ontario Provincial Agricultural Colleges Winter Games.


With our small student body and continued commitment to providing excellence in extra curricular activities, we are certain there is a program for you! Designed to encourage participation, our programs are focused on establishing a balance between academic and after class involvement. Hockey, volleyball, soccer, curling, basketball, broomball, bowling, the list goes on and on. Not the sporting type? Enjoy a movie, take an aerobics or dance class, relax with a game of cards, act in the theatre, or get involved in various student clubs and organizations.


Student council, alumni, theatre, and judging associations enrich student life. You won't be short of opportunities for personal and academic development if you come to Ridgetown Campus.

Information Technology

Ridgetown Campus has three computer labs with a total of 90 computers available to students. Residence is equipped with high speed Internet in every room.


Every year during the Campus Open House called Review, the students and staff will get a chance to show off their individual talents in a talent show or become a member of theatre group for a performance on one of the evenings of the review weekend.

Special Services

The Student Centre Services and Academic Peer Helpers are available to you in several ways: - By providing individual or group study sessions. - By organizing specific skill development workshops. - By connecting you with information and services you need. - By serving as a liaison between students, staff, and faculty.

Affiliated Institutions

Ridgetown Campus is a regional college of the University of Guelph. Ridgetown Campus is situated between London and Windsor in southwestern Ontario. Other colleges affiliated with the University of Guelph are Kemptville College in Kemptville and College D'Alfred in Alfred. Ontario Agricultural College is on the campus of the University of Guelph in Guelph.

International Involvement

Students enrolled in the diplomas in Horticulture and Agriculture have the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands for their summer semester between their first and second year for a work placement. They can spend up to four months working at a farm, in a greenhouse, or related industry.

Campus Tour

Campus tours will be conducted upon request by phoning the Liaison Office at (519) 674-1522 or e-mail at


Use your Ridgetown Campus diploma to earn credits towards a University of Guelph degree. Associate diploma graduates may apply to be admitted into the B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc., B.Comm., or B.A. degree programs provided they have obtained a cumulative average of 70% or higher.

Modified on September 07, 2019