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Fall 2021 Academic & Student Experience Update

  • We are planning to gradually and safely reopen Ridgetown Campus to have more students and staff on-campus in F21. Information about COVID can be found on the COVID-19 Update page

  • We intend to offer a significant amount of face-to-face course delivery for all of the programs at Ridgetown or Clinton

  • As we plan for Fall, some courses may require alternative (online) delivery

  • Student safety will continue to be a top priority and public health guidelines will be followed. As the situation is constantly evolving, appropriate health and safety protocols will continue to adapt and be maintained

  • We will continue to communicate any changes with all staff and students.


  • Steckley Hall Residence will be open for Fall 2021 as long as we can do so safely based on public health guidelines

  • The Steckley Hall Residence Application is now open

  • Students living on-campus are required to purchase a meal plan. The meal plan is currently being reviewed and more details on the meal plan will follow

  • Off-campus housing opportunities in Ridgetown and the surrounding area can be found on our off-campus housing listing


  • Students will be required to find off-campus housing rentals as there is no student residence

  • REACH Huron offers students the opportunity to purchase light lunches and snacks through the cafeteria service from Monday to Thursday 

  • Off-campus housing opportunities in Clinton and the surrounding area can be found on our off-campus housing listing

As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, we are planning a combination of face-to-face activities and online opportunities. Be sure to check out some of these activities and programs this fall:

  • Orientation Program
  • Various Campus Clubs
  • Special Events
  • Student Government
  • Leadership Programs
  • Recreation Programs

Our experienced Student Services team is here to support you and answer any questions you may have at any time- whether you're a new student joining us in the fall or returning from another year of studies. We look forward to making your student experience a valuable and positive one:

Questions About Contact
Academic Programs, Student Services and Student Life (General Questions)

Considering Studying at Ridgetown Campus Contact Student Recruiter, Stacia Pepper

Applied or Accepted Ridgetown Campus Students RC Start Assistant, Becky Clark

Visit the START@RC Website

Admission Requirements, Applying, Offers, and Acceptances

Campus Assistant Registrar

Student Living Options

Steckley Hall Residence Manager, Vicki King

Off-campus housing listing at

Student Financial Support

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Counsellor, Alison McMahon

Student Awards Counsellor, Alison McMahon

Student Financial Services (Diploma Students)

Student Accounts (Certificate Students), Connie Reynolds

Student Experience

Student Recreation Manager, Vicki King

Student Health and Dental Benefits Co-ordinator, Alison McMahon

Student Health and Dental Benefits Provider, Gallivan

Student Leadership, Clubs, and Special Events Info

Meal Plan Information

Campus Chaplain, Doug Rowley

Program and Courses

Agriculture Diploma, Paul Luimes

Environmental Management Diploma, Simon Lachance

Equine Care and Management Diploma, Kristyn Englert

Horticulture Diploma, Simon Lachance

Veterinary Technology Diploma, Devon Core

Veterinary Office Administration Certificate, Marion Beach

Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship, Katie Hunter

Academic Support

Assistant Dean, Academic, Simon Lachance

Program Counsellor, Kim Sonneveld

Course Registration, Kim Sonneveld

Student Accessibility Services Co-ordinator, Amy Wszol

Library, Educational Resource Clerk, Becky Clark

Textbook Sales and Campus SWAG

Campus Webstore Inquiries, Becky Clark

Online Textbook Sales, Becky Clark

Personalized Campus Clothing Inquiries, Vicki King

Student Services at Clinton

Clinton, Student Services Co-ordinator, Samantha Green

  • For general Fall 2021 updates, please continue to check this update page regularly


  • Updates will be posted here and on our Start@RC website

  • Email with any questions
  • Register for an RC Connect session
  • Register for a virtual Open House event
  • Contact the Program Co-ordinator of your program of interest

New Students

  • Email with any questions you may have
  • Register for an upcoming virtual Open House event
  • Join the Start@RC 2021 Facebook group and start meeting classmates

Returning Students

  • Check your University of Guelph Gryphmail account regularly for updates
  • Continue to check this update page regularly

Last Modified: Jun 15, 2021