About UR Guarantee

Officially launched in 2009, the UR Guarantee program is designed to enhance your university experience by empowering you to achieve your educational, career and life goals. Throughout the program, you will have access to the tools necessary for academic success and opportunities to fully engage in university life as well as participate in service and leadership roles. This is the first program of it's kind in Canada.

And for students who have joined before they have completed 30 credit hours: within six months of graduation you will obtain career related employment or receive an additional year of university FREE! That's the UR Guarantee.

Program Length

The UR Guarantee program is packed full of benefits and will remain an important part of your academic program throughout your undergraduate degree. The program provides opportunities for student engagement activities and progresses towards career development activities that will assist in preparing you for your career after university.

President Timmons
Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor and John Smith, Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs) speak to reporters at the September 2009 launch of the UR Guarantee Program.

Students must complete all requirements of the program (and graduate with a minimum 70% PGPA) to remain eligible for the tuition waiver.

After Program Completion

We are confident that our UR Guarantee Students will be in an excellent position for sustainable employment success after completing their academic and UR Guarantee programs.

For students who successfully complete the program, we will ask that you keep a daily networking/job searching log. Participants will also contact the UR Guarantee office at least once a month (until a job is secured) to provide an update on the job search activities and/or after every offer you receive.

Non-Waiver Students

Participate in UR Guarantee activities as often as you wish and meet with an URG advisor for academic and career support as you see fit. Enjoy many benefits, such as working one-on-one with a dedicated URG advisor, having access to information about academic, student engagement, service and leadership opportunities on campus; and taking advantage of our partnerships with many University units.

For more information, please click on the links below.

UR Guarantee Program Policy

UR Guarantee Rights and Responsibilities