Where is the University of Windsor? | Ultimate University Guide

Written by Arry Pandher and Lyza Tibunsay

So, where is the University of Windsor?

The University of Windsor is a family of more than 16,000 students a year and has over 130,000 alumni! This means that you will have plenty of opportunities to make new friends and participate in a variety of student clubs and events to have a memorable time at the University of Windsor! 🎉


The University of Windsor is located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing and looks out on one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts on the Detroit River. Windsor is also Canada’s southernmost city and has some of the country’s best weather.

This location speaks to UWindsor’s strength 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.

📌 The University of Windsor is located at:

401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4 519-253-3000

The University of Windsor, School of Social Work is located at:

167 Ferry Street Second Floor, Room 205 Windsor, Ontario N9A 0C5 519-253-3000 Ext. 3064

The University of Windsor, Centre for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) is located at:

167 Ferry Street Third Floor, Room 300 Windsor, Ontario N9A 0C5 519-253-3000 Ext. 6721

The University of Windsor, School of Creative Arts (SoCA) is located at:

Armouries Building, 37 University Avenue E. Windsor, Ontario  N9A 1E4 519-253-3000 Ext. 2829

How to Get to the Campus 🚖 🚍

Driving directions to the main campus/south campus

Depending on where you’re coming from, there are many routes going to the University of Windsor. For the detailed directions, please click here.

Driving directions to downtown campuses

Public Transportation

The University of Windsor is served by Transit Windsor, which operates buses from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays. Four Transit Windsor bus routes bring passengers to the University of Windsor.

  • Transway 1C
  • Crosstown 2
  • Central 3
  • South Windsor 7

Campus Life

Student Organizations 👩🏻‍💼🙎🏻‍♂️🙍🏼‍♂️🙍🏽‍♀️

University is all about making new friends and finding your passions and interests. So why not join one, or many, of the over 100 student clubs, organizations, academic and Greek societies they have on campus!

The University of Windsor wants to make sure that every student has an equal voice, and that’s why there is a student body to represent all groups of students. The University of Windsor Students’ Alliance represents full-time undergraduate students. For the part-time undergraduates, there is the Organization of Part-time Undergraduate Students.

Athletics and Recreation 🏋🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♂️⛹🏻‍♀️

The University of Windsor’s Lancer Recreation provides current and innovative recreation programming to enrich the University of Windsor student experience. There are a couple of sports clubs you can join and opportunities for fitness training and instructional classes so that you could maintain a healthy lifestyle while you are studying!

Student Support 👩🏻‍🏫

In order for you to succeed academically, the University of Windsor understands that there are many different aspects of your life that need to be supported. For this reason, they’ve developed a powerful support structure at the University of Windsor to ensure that every student has a fulfilling, safe, and successful university experience. From academic support, career development, experiential learning, volunteering, social and cultural support, they’re here to support your personal growth! They even have services to help you in your transition into university life! For a complete list of their student services, you can check them out here!

Things to do around UWindsor

Rollerblade along the scenic riverfront trail, then meet some friends for Ethiopian food on University Avenue. 🍽 You can also attend an art opening at a small gallery in Windsor or visit the iconic collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts 🖼. For music lovers, you can catch a local jazz trio at a Windsor bar or head into Detroit for a White Stripes concert! There is just a lot to do in the community! 🚲 🚕 🛤 🎷

Final Thoughts

UWindsor students enjoy the best of both worlds. They live in a safe, student-friendly, diverse Canadian town only minutes from an American cultural metropolis. Your next home awaits you! Take the virtual tour here now! 🧳📚

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