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The BUILD Program

Bridge to University for Individuals with Learning Disabilities

The 2017 BUILD Program
(August 28 through September 1, 2017)

Now entering its 12th year, the BUILD Program was created to ease the transition to university for students with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD. During this five-day program, students will have the opportunity to:

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  • Get a head start on their orientation to campus life while exploring the unique opportunities and challenges faced by students with learning disabilities
  • Learn about the variety of services and supports available on campus and through Student Accessibility Services
  • Discover valuable techniques, strategies, and technology to help maximize their learning potential
  • Meet and socialize with fellow students, colleagues, and university staff and faculty
  • Have opportunities to participate in additional learning skills workshops at strategic points throughout the semester

During their participation in the BUILD Program, students are provided with vital information and support through orientation workshops, peer mentoring, academic skills training, and one-on-one advising. Participating students will be provided with FREE accommodations and meals during the week of the BUILD program. Additional workshops (reBUILD sessions) will be offered at strategic points throughout the academic year.  To participate in the BUILD Program, students must:

  • Have been granted admission to the University of Windsor
  • Possess documentation suggesting the presence of a learning disability or ADHD. For the purposes of BUILD Program participation only, this can take the form of an IPRC report, IEP summary, or a psycho educational assessment report
  • Submit a completed BUILD Program application form by the August 11, 2017

The BUILD Program generally runs in the last full week prior to the beginning of class (which this year means  Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 1, 2017).  Participants requesting early check-in for their residence room will be assisted with this on the Sunday prior to the start of the BUILD Program (which this year is Sunday, August 27, a full week before the official university move-in day).  Space in the program is limited, therefore students are encouraged to register as early as possible by downloading, completing, and submitting a BUILD Program Application

Please note that because space in the program is limited, application does not mean automatic acceptance to the BUILD Program. Applicants will be contacted to confirm their intention to attend, as well as to confirm their acceptance to the program. (Please be aware that some students may require additional/updated documentation in order to receive academic accommodations when class begins. Program staff will be available to assist with arrangements for that). To learn more about the documentation requirements for academic accommodation at a post-secondary level, please review our Documentation of Disability page.

(the 2017 itinerary will be posted when it is finalized)

Questions? Please e-mail