WINONE First Year Office

Welcome to the University of Windsor’s Engineering community!

You are embarking on a life-changing journey and educational experience that will help you hone your engineering skills and launch your career. You’ve selected a stimulating and rewarding career path that will enable you to change the world through innovation. At UWindsor Engineering, you’ll find yourself surrounded by bright minds that share a passion for improving lives through engineering, innovation, and research. Everyone here brings their own unique perspective to the mix, creating the perfect environment to collaborate on solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. We can’t wait to see how your ideas and contributions will further enrich our great community and the lives of others around the world!

We’ll give you opportunities to gain a hands-on, real-world experience through our Cornerstone Design course in first year and Capstone projects in your fourth year, cooperative education work programs and industrial internships with local and global industry leaders. You’re not limited to the classroom at UWindsor Engineering. Our students work and study all over the world from Germany to Australia.

Do you want to compete in international competitions, launch rockets, design satellites, race formula cars or get your private pilot’s licence? You can completely customize your experience here. And our low-student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll be mentored every step of the way.

I encourage you to fully engage with your professors, your peers, and our staff. They are your supportive pillars and will bring your UWindsor Engineering student experience to life.

Our in-house academic and wellness support centre and dedicated WINONE office for first-year engineering students means you’re surrounded by people who are committed to your success, whether you’re on or off campus. Please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can book an in-person or online appointment with me through our online booking system.

Whether your transition is from high school or a local or international college or university, our WINONE First Year Office is here to guide you in this new and demanding environment. The WINONE office is your one-stop centre for academic assistance for first-year engineering, including the following:

  • General advising and counselling
  • Orientation and advising for new students
  • Non-academic student counselling
We look forward to meeting you and watching you Engineer your Future over the next four years!


Dean Mehrdad Saif


Dr. Jennifer Johrendt
Associate Dean of Student Affairs, WINONE



First-Year Handbook 


Office for First Year Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, University of Windsor
Room 1160, Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation
519-253-3000, Ext. 2560