The story of our university began with its founding in September of 1857, when the first students arrived to study at its predecessor, Assumption College.
In the more than 150 years that have since passed, the small, liberal arts college has grown into today’s non-denominational, comprehensive, teaching and learning university. Nearly 15,000 students attend the University of Windsor today and its alumni family is more than 100,000 strong.
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centred university, with more than 16,500 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as Law, Business, Engineering,Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. The new Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, the largest capital project on campus to date, opened in the fall of 2012 as a world-class hub for innovation, featuring the latest in classroom teaching technology, an Industrial Courtyard for collaborative work with the region and 80 research labs.
The University of Windsor is located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing and facing one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts on the Detroit River. This location speaks to UWindsor’s greatness as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplined institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement.
Its basic characteristics of openness, warmth and support make the University of Windsor an exceptionally welcoming community for students and faculty from Asia, Europe, and Africa — or from just down the street. There are more than 110,000 UWindsor alumni, with 35,000 living in the Windsor-Essex region.