Our Story | Alumni | University of Guelph



"We make a living by what we get, we make a life
by what we give"

- Winston Churchill





Our Mission 

To promote and increase involvement and support for the University in its many endeavours by building and enhancing relationships with alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and associations.

Our Vision 

To champion the University and its mission and to be instrumental to the University’s realization of its full potential in teaching, research and innovation.


Meet Our Team!




Yes, we live in a barn!

Our lovely home wasn't always the modern office it is today. Originally built in 1879 as a carriage house for the principal of the Ontario Agricultural College, the building now known as Alumni House was moved from a central campus location in 1930 to make room for Johnston Hall. Wings were added to both ends and the enlarged structure was home for the college's flock of sheep for the next 37 years.

Thanks to our wonderful and generous alumni and friends, our barn was transformed into the beautiful Alumni House we know and love today!

Alumni House Sheep Barn


We are professional, kind, and inclusive.




We are honest, open, and accountable.



Forward Focus

We push boundaries and plan for the future.





We are all leaders.





We thank and recognize all of our stakeholders, including each other.

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Alumni Affairs and Development builds lifelong relationships with alumni, parents, staff, faculty and friends of the University of Guelph. We raise funds to support the University and advance its mission to improve life.

Charitable Registration Number:
10816 1829 RR 0001


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