Joanne Gibbs exhibits a button inviting questions from newcomers to campus.Joanne Gibbs exhibits a button inviting questions from newcomers to campus.

Buttons to signal a welcome to UWindsor

Thousands of newly-admitted first-year students and their families will get their first taste of university life starting today at the Head Start academic orientation program. To help welcome them, the Student Success Centre is asking the campus community to take a moment to smile, introduce yourself and help them find their way.

Campus, staff and faculty are invited to wear “Ask Me” buttons, which help visitors identify people who can provide them with directions or basic campus information. To get your button, sporting the University’s official logo, stop by the Student Affairs office in room 117, CAW Student Centre.

Head Start includes information sessions for both students and parents that include academic advising; presentations on residence and food services; an information fair highlighting student support services; campus tours and more.

Days are divided by faculty: May 21, 22 and 25 are designated for students in Human Kinetics and Arts and Social Sciences. Students in Business, Engineering, Nursing, Science and inter-faculty programs can attend May 28, 29 or June 1.

Students can register online at