Welcome to the Redeemer community. Explore the resources on this page and get involved in campus life at Redeemer.

Are you the parent of a student considering Redeemer? Learn more about how to walk your child through the application process. For parents of current students, see below for some important information.


Parent Handbook 2016 (PDF)

Parent Relations

If you’d like to talk to someone at Redeemer but you’re not sure where to start, please email parents@redeemer.ca.

Resources for students

Visit our Academic Success pages to learn more about academic support available for students. Read the Learning Services brochure: Help! I Know I can do Better!

To learn more about tuition and fees, scholarships and financial aid, please visit our Paying for University pages.

Important Dates for 2017-2018

September 2 – Move in and Check-In
September 5 – Night classes start
September 6 – Day classes start
October 9 – Thanksgiving Day. No classes.
October 25 – No night classes
October 26-27 – Reading Break. No classes.
December 11-19 – Final Term Exams
December 21 – Dorms closed for Christmas Break from December 21 at 10:00am until January 6 at 9:00am
January 6– Dorms and Market open for move-in at 9am
January 8 – Classes start
February 19-23 – Reading Break. No classes.
March 30 – Good Friday. No classes.
April 2 – Easter Monday. No day classes. Night classes meet.
April 17-25 – Final Term Exams
April 26 – Move out of dorms by 5:00pm

Prayer Requests

Please join us in praying for the Redeemer community:

  • for Student Services staff as they provide support to students
  • for the executive team and Board of Governors as they provide leadership
  • for success in our recruitment efforts
  • for the President Search Committee and their efforts in identifying Redeemer’s next President.


The convocation ceremony for the graduating Class of 2018 will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018. 

In March 2018, graduating students will receive a graduation package from the Registrar’s Office with tickets for the ceremony. Graduates may request additional convocation tickets from reg@redeemer.ca. All ticket requests must be received by April 7th. Only ticket-holders will be admitted to the convocation.

Find more information in our graduation FAQs.

Reception for Graduates’ Parents and Family Members

Parents, family members and spouses of graduating students are invited to join a reception before the ceremony while graduating students gather for a luncheon

Graduation Gifts

Need a gift for your graduate? Family and friends may purchase flowers for a graduate on the Convocation Flowers company website. Convocation Flowers will have a stand set up at the entrance to the ceremony where you can pick-up your order on the way in. Other gift ideas include a frame for your graduate’s degree or a grad ring. Both these products are available at the Redeemer Campus Bookstore.

For more details about graduation, please visit the event page.


For more events, news and updates from social media, visit Redeemer Today

Sending Mail

Students love receiving packages in the mail. You may send items directly to your son or daughter:

c/o Redeemer University College
777 Garner Road East
Ancaster ON, L9K 1J4

Treat Program

Throughout the year, you have access to the Treat Program provided by Campus Services. There are a variety of packages you can choose from and send to your child and/or their dorm.

Exam Time Care Packages

Order an exam care pack (filled with treats) from Student Life for your son or daughter, or donate a care pack to an international student.

Order a Care Pack

R/UC Express Card

You may add funds to your student’s R/UC Express card (meal program). Visit the Campus Services R/UC Express page to learn more.