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Soft Landing Program

The Soft Landing Program is available for NEW international students arriving to start classes for the FALL and WINTER semesters. Complete the Soft Landing Arrival Form as soon as you have made your flight arrangements.

(if you are an EXCHANGE STUDENT please do not use this form.
Use the form on the
Exchange website)

Please note the following:
  • The first day of classes for SUMMER 2014 is May 5th
  • The ELIP placement test is May 1st
Students are able to stay for free at a hotel during their first night in Canada, and pay reduced rates for the remainder of their stay, until they can move into University residences or find off-campus accommodation.  Some conditions apply, see below for more details. Please note that this does not apply for Summer 2014.
  • Residences Move-in date is May 4th. Click here for Late Arrival Information.  
  • Classes start May 5th
  • See a summary of Residence's important dates
  • Orientation for Fall 2014 is on September 6th and 7th in Winclaire from 10am - 3pm

Read all of the following information before completing the Arrival Form

1.  FREE first night accommodations:

During summer we use the University Place here is their contact information:

University Place

Private residence with ensuite bathrooms

  • Located just 5 minutes walk to University of Windsor
  • Free Wireless Internet Access
  • Recreational and fitness lounge
  • Restaurant with affordable meal plans

Map from University Place to the University


  • All the above rates are based on double-occupancy. Any student not wishing to share a room will be responsible for the full rate without any subsidy.
  • These arrangements are only for new international students and the rates do not apply to parents, friends, or others who are not new students.

* Information on arriving in Windsor by: plane, train, bus, or RobertQ Shuttle

2. Residence Move-in

For NEW Students:  

Completing the SoftLanding Arrival Form is best way to notify the Residence Office of your arrival information.You can complete the Arrival Form by clicking "HERE"

(if you are an EXCHANGE STUDENT please do not use this form. Use the form on the Exchange website)

If you have questions or problems pertaining to arrival please send email to:

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email the staff at the International Student Centre (

This information is intended for University of Windsor students only