University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus
Living and learning at Kemptville College
University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus is unique in its mission: advancing agri-food and related industries to improve the quality of rural life. Its degree, diploma and apprenticeship programs all centre on this mission, and include areas such as equine management, food, nutrition and risk management, horticulture and heavy equipment.
Facilities at Kemptville are equipped with the latest technology and machinery, while experienced faculty and staff deliver hands-on training. These combined give Kemptville students the skills they need to achieve success in the agriculture industry and in their careers.
Kemptville by the Numbers
See how Kemptville stacks up with these fast facts and figures:
- Established in 1917, became part of the University of Guelph in 1997.
- One of 4 campuses of the Ontario Agriculture College, along with Alfred, Ridgetown and Guelph.
- Ontario’s first college of agricultural technology.
- 3 research stations, in Winchester, New Liskeard and Emo.
- 4 core values – rural perspective, team approach, curiosity and innovation, and animal care and welfare.
Kemptville College, Kemptville
Although Kemptville is small, there are plenty of community activities for students to participate in. Outdoor attractions include ice sports, a skateboard park, walking trails, ball fields and much more while cultural attractions include movie nights at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, a variety of restaurants, and yoga, belly dancing and dance classes for those looking to try something new.
If the small-town life isn’t enough, Kemptville is only a 45 minute drive from the city of Ottawa, where students will find, again, a blend of the great outdoors and city life. Skating on the Rideau Canal is a popular activity, along with swimming and skiing, while Parliament Hill and Ottawa’s many festivals make excellent tourist attractions.
Kemptville Student Life
Though smaller than many institutions, Kemptville students aren’t lacking in any of the components of student life. A number of clubs and committees (both agricultural-themed and special-interest) allow students to explore hobbies and passions, while student council and athletic teams round out the college experience.
Kemptville Student Housing
Kemptville College has two residences. Rorke Hall, the smaller of the two, houses up to 60 people. Generally chosen by those who like the quiet, it has a 24-hour quiet policy and the doors are locked at all times. Bell Hall, which houses up to 200 students and is also home to Diggers Café, a recreation area and the campus mall, provides a more social environment and is a popular choice for first-year students.
Both residences have single and double rooms, kitchen and laundry facilities, and security services. Internet and phone access is available in each unit. Bedrooms in Rorke Hall are slightly larger than Bell Hall, and the common areas have a kitchen that is accessible at all times.
Kemptville Student Services
Kemptville College’s student services are there to help students get the most out of their academic and college experience. Some of these services include:
- Peer Learning Support
- Disability Services
- Career Services
- Financial Services
More Kemptville College Information
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