University of Windsor

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The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centred university, with more than 16,500 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. The new Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, the largest capital project on campus to date, opened in the fall of 2012 as a world-class hub for innovation, featuring the latest in classroom teaching technology, an Industrial Courtyard for collaborative work with the region and 80 research labs. UWindsor will expand its campus into the downtown core when the Schools of Visual Arts, Music, Social Work, the film production program and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education, move into renovated historical buildings in 2015. The University of Windsor is located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing, where Ontario’s highway 401and Michigan’s I-75 meet, and facing one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts on the Detroit River. This location speaks to UWindsor’s greatness as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplined institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement.

Areas of Expertise

The University of Windsor offers over 120 Undergraduate and 65 Graduate programs. Some unique programs include in Acting, Business, an Automotive Engineering option in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, Criminology, Forensic Science, Physics and High Technology, and Social Work and Aeronautical Leadership just to name a few. Our pinnacle areas of research are the environment, the automobile, and social justice. We also have specific programs that have a co-op option in order for the student to gain valuable work experience at the same time as they are completing their degree.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Female only:Lowest: $3,532Highest: $6,927
Male only:Lowest: $3,532Highest: $6,927
Co-ed:Lowest: $3,532Highest: $6,927

There are 4 Residence buildings each with its own unique characteristics. Our communities range from 150 to 350 students and are conveniently located throughout the campus. You will enjoy short walks to class, to food outlets, to recreational facilities, to the library, to the Bookstore, to the student centre and to banks. Students can live in 3 styles of residence halls: Traditional (Laurier and Macdonald Halls), with students living in double and single rooms with shared common washrooms, lounge spaces on each floor, and Semi-Suite or Suite Style (Cartier and Alumni Halls), with double and single rooms with shared kitchen facilities and washrooms on the floor or within the suite.

Incoming Students

At the University of Windsor, you'll join an academic community that's fully invested in your success, whether you're a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree candidate or a part-time certificate or Executive Education student. As a mid-size university supporting 16,000 students, UWindsor provides a broad range of academic opportunities. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you can choose from over 120 majors and minors and 55 master's and doctoral degrees in subjects like Engineering, Forensics and Business.

Career Planning

Stop by to meet with and ask questions to a Career and Employment Services staff member regarding: •Resume and Cover Letter Writing •Interview Preparation •Job Search Techniques Out staff will be on hand to spend about 10-15 minutes with you to discuss any of the above topics. If you would like more time with a staff member, consider booking a one-in-one appointment via mySuccess.


At the new Forge Fitness Centre, students can sign up for instructional activity classes such as yoga, pilates, qigong/tai chi, martial art instruction, kayaking, aikido, table tennis, badminton, dance pack, and cheerleading. Classes are held daily. There is over six kilometres of parkland at the riverfront for rollerblading, jogging, cycling, and walking.


The Student Centre is a great place to relax and hang out with friends. Every Friday is free movie night. It also houses the University of Windsor Student Alliance (UWSA) offices. The UWSA hosts a number of activities such as Shinerama, a large charity event that raises funds for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research and treatment. The University also has a radio station, a weekly newspaper (The Lance), and a student pub, The Thirsty Scholar.


There are over 50 clubs and societies. Here are just a few: Amnesty International, Anthropology Society, Biology Club, Black Youth Taking Action, Caribbean Students' Association, Chemistry Club, Club FM, Club SODA, Commerce Society, Darwinian Society, Debating Society, East Coast Club, Engineering Society, History Club, Inter-Fraternity and Sorority Council, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Music Society, Muslim Students' Association, Navigators, Nursing, and Young Liberals.

Information Technology

All students are issued a user ID, which provides access to e-mail, library holdings, the University's main server, and the Internet. University residences are completely wired for network and cable access. Limited wireless access is currently available.


The School of Visual Arts holds art shows in the LeBel Gallery. The School of Dramatic Art's university players present six plays per year. The School of Music faculty, students, and guest performers also give many concerts.

Special Services

The University has an Aboriginal Education Centre, an International Students Office, and a Special Needs program. Services and facilities for special students include academic, personal, career counselling, note takers, tutors, readers, scribes, mobility assistants, interpreters, exam accommodation, computers, and access technology assistance.

Affiliated Institutions

The University is affiliated with research institutes such as The CAD/CAM Centre, Canadian-American Research Centre, Centre for Law in Aid of Development, Dispute Resolution Institute, Fluid Dynamics Research Institute, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, Intellectual Property Law Institute, Manufacturing Research Institute (proposed), Ontario Centre for Design and Collaborative, Psychological Services Centre, and University of Windsor Chrysler Automotive Research and Development Centre.

International Involvement

The University of Windsor has exchange agreements with institutions in Quebec, Australia, China, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Campus Tour

We offer student-guided walking tours Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm except holidays. Tours are limited during April due to exams). If you book one week in advance, we can arrange for you to speak with a professor (academic advising) in the program that interests you. From October - June, we also offer a general campus tour on Saturdays at 1:00 pm (**please note that some buildings may not be open) and advising is not available on Saturdays. Our UWindsor Student Ambassadors will be able to answer general questions regarding the campus, student life and our programs. Plan to allow about one and one half hours for your tour and please dress for the weather as the tour will go ahead rain or shine. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-864-2860 (toll free) 519-973-7014 (local).

Modified on December 06, 2018

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