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Supporting your learning experience

A supportive campus community for everyone

At Ridgetown, we look forward to welcoming a diverse group of students from various backgrounds and many different experiences. We believe we can all learn from each other and respect each other’s differences. Each one of us has the responsibility to create an inclusive campus community.

From the moment you arrive at Ridgetown, you’ll find many campus resources that will help you develop your study, project, and writing skills.

Academic Program Counselling

Each program has an academic program co-ordinator who assists you with selecting courses to reach your future goals. They are also available to discuss any concens about the program or specific courses.

Library Services/Resource Centre

The Ridgetown Campus library can help with all of your project or assignment needs. It has more than 10,000 items on the shelves for borrowing and an increasing collection of e-books. The facility also has computers, printers, and photocopiers available for use and they are connected to the network. There are laptops available for loan as well. Students have online access to the tri-universities’ collection of journals and publications at the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Peer Helper Program

The Peer Helper program is made up of senior students who have completed their junior year of studies and want to help you. These students are selected from each diploma program and are available for group and/or one-to-one study help.

Academic Skills Consultant

A skills consultant, located in the library, is available to assist students with individual and group projects and writing papers. The consultant is there to help students navigate online databases and select the best information for their various projects.

Student Accessibility Services

Our student accessibility services co-ordinator works with you to remove physical and educational barriers for students with disabilities. Please let us know how we can assist in supporting your experience at Ridgetown Campus. Please see page 52 for contact information for our Student Accessibility Services Co-ordinator.

Student Services

The D.J. Pestell Student Service Centre provides a central location to discuss your student and academic needs, such as:


There is an active chaplaincy program on-campus and many welcoming local churches to assist in the spiritual needs of students. All students are welcome to attend the chaplaincy program.

Accessible Campus

Students of different abilities are welcome to apply to our programs and attend Ridgetown Campus. All of our campus buildings, services, parking lots, and facilities are physically accessible. Ridgetown Campus strives to be inclusive.

"The Peer Helper program at Ridgetown Campus is a great resource available for students who need a little help with challenging course content. The Peer Helpers are looking forward to meeting you and helping you achieve academic success. Peer Helpers are available to meet with students individually or in a small group setting. I found that being a Peer Helper was extremely rewarding!"

Amanda Storrey

Page reviewed 12/07/2016