Student Life
Student Success & Advising

Contact Us

Joe Varamo
Advising Specialist
519-884-8111 x 28210
John Arnou
Assessment Specialist
519-884-8111 x 28241
Stephanie Zepf
Student Affairs Administrative Assistant
519-884-8111 x 28254
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Student Success & Advising

Which courses do I need for my degree? How do I enrol in them? What is an elective? When should I talk to my academic advisor? You’ll find the answers to these and other key questions and much more – all in one office!


We have now moved to the north end of Sweeney Hall to the University’s main entry reception desk.


Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm | 519-884-8111


Please come and visit us at our new location for:

  • Student Services questions and support
  • Form submissions and questions
  • Academic advising information
  • Book an appointment with Joe Varamo or John Arnou
  • Scholarships/Awards/Bursary inquires
  • Graduation and Investiture information
  • Connecting with campus resources
  • Campus way-finding


You can also book an appointment online with Joe Varamo.


Your academic supercentre

Think of Student Affairs as your go-to starting point for academic support and advice. They’ll have the answers and help you need.



Your Courses
Course Mechanics 101: How and when to select your courses, check out your schedule, and make changes, plus tips to help you with the process and need-to-know details for your first year.

Your Support
Questions about your studies? Tap into personal care from your Academic Advisor, maximize your potential through academic coaching, find out which campus resources match your needs, and visit the SJU Peer Academic Leaders for success coaching and resource referrals from your peers.

Your Degree
What you need to know about qualifying for those all-important letters after your name:  your instruction guide, a.k.a. the Undergraduate Calendar; an overview of degree requirements; and translations for the terminology you’ll encounter