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Student Life


Ridgetown Campus has a strong sense of community and lots of opportunities for you to get involved, meet people, explore your interests and get support. 

Sports, Clubs & Committees

Intramural Sports

Play indoor soccer, ball hockey, ice hockey, badminton, public skating, bowling, curling, and many more intramural sport options. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in a fun weekend of competition with the OAC Guelph campus students in a variety of sports.

Spring Expo

This student-planned event includes Livestock Shows (beef, dairy, sheep, pigs), Dog Agility Courses, a BBQ, Equipment Show, and a Bake Sale. It’s an opportunity for students to show off campus to their friends, family and the local community.


Student committees include the Yearbook, Student Recreation, Social, and Spring Expo committees.

Student-Led Clubs

Join the student-led Soil & Crop Club, Dairy Club, Horticulture Club and Chaplaincy Program. Campus staff will happily help you get your own club up and running too!

Leadership & Career Support

Peer Helper Program

Trained second year students provide their fellow students with academic help and study sessions. One-on-one or small group sessions are available.

Student Government

Students are elected each year to be representatives of the student body. They also plan social opportunities, including on-campus weekly “pub” nights and charity events.

OAC Leadership Conference

This annual student leadership conference is held at the Guelph campus and gives students the opportunity to network, listen to guest speakers and develop their leadership skills.

Career Fairs

Attend an annual Career Fair in Ridgetown in the fall and a winter Career Fair in Clinton to connect with employers, distribute your resumes, and learn more about industry career opportunities.

Health and Wellness

Fitness Centre

All students have access to the campus Fitness Centre which offers cardio equipment, weight machines and dumbbells. The fitness centre is located in the basement of Steckley Hall Residence.

Nurse Practitioner

On-campus services are provided through the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres through a nurse practitioner. 

Mental Health & Addictions Counselling

An on-campus mental health counsellor is available for students to schedule an appointment for individual therapy sessions relating to mental health or addiction concerns.

Chaplaincy Service

Rev. Doug Rowley assists in the spiritual needs of students of all faiths.