Resources for Parents of Students
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Welcome to the Bishop’s University resource page for parents.

Thank you for supporting your student in their decision to attend one of Canada’s leading undergraduate universities. We created these webpages to help you navigate all things Gaiters related and to help you better understand what your child is experiencing. The transition to university can be difficult for both the student and parents but we are here to help provide the necessary information.

Below you’ll find links to information about Bishop’s and the services, activities, facilities and groups available on campus. Take a few minutes to explore and learn more about what we have to offer.

Answers to Common Questions:

How can I find out how my son/daughter is doing academically in their courses?

When does the Academic year start/finish?

How safe is the Bishop’s campus?

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Read more frequently asked questions…

Helpful links


Business and Registrar’s offices

Residence and Dinning

Health and safety

Student services

Useful contacts

Quick email contact information: Campus Security, ITS Helpdesk, Residence Services, Dean of Students

Admissions Office (transfer credits, birth certificate and passport submissions, program entry requirements)
819-822-9600 ext. 2680 /

Student Recruitment Office (Campus tours and events, general questions for incoming students)
819-822-9600 ext. 2681 /

Registrar’s Office (Transcripts, course registration, program change, convocation)
819-822-9600 ext. 2682 /

Business Office (financial aid, student accounts, tuition and fee payments)
819-822-9600 ext. 2655 /

Student Affairs Office (non-academic student services, student conduct)
819-822-9600 ext. 2766 /

New Student Orientation (Fall and Winter orientation week)

On-Campus Residence Services (residence fees, meal plans, room options and selection, residence life programming)
819-822-9600 ext. 2685 /

Dining services (dietary restrictions and nutrition, sample menus)
819-822-9600 ext. 2340

On-Campus security (safety, security, parking pass)
819-822-9711 /

International Students and Student Exchange Office (RSA health insurance, RAMQ Provincial Health insurance, CAQ and Canadian study permit, Temporary Resident VISA)
819-822-9600 ext. 2616 /

Health services (Doctor, nurse)
819-822-9600 ext. 2696 /

Academic Advising (course selection, program questions)
Please contact the Department Chair for the program you are interested in.

For all other departments and individuals, please see the BU Directory.

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