2004-2005 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

XIV. General Information

Student Life

Student Housing Services

Living on Campus

Student Housing Services wants you to feel that residence is your home; a place where you can study, develop lasting friendships, become involved in University activities, or just relax. Each building has a professional Residence Managers and a Residence Life Staff comprised of students. They are there to meet you in September, introduce you to others in the building, and act as resource people throughout the year.

Residence living is convenient. A full range of services is provided to residence students. Each room comes completely furnished and includes a telephone and voicemail. The residences are equipped with laundry facilities, study rooms, lounges, and other common spaces. Renowned for its excellence in food service, Guelph provides 14 different on-campus food facilities including dining halls that cater mainly to residence students.

A variety of living accommodations is available: quiet areas, co-educational and all-female residence halls including traditional residence halls, a building of self contained suites, modern townhouses and two sites for students with families. Buildings range in size from those for 50 people, to a unique residence complex which houses almost 1,800 students in small living units.

The University of Guelph has several unique residence learning communities including La Maison Francaise, Arts House, International House, Eco House and Academic clusters.

Family Housing

Accommodation for students with families is available in apartment and townhouse units located on two sites near the west end of the campus. With reasonable rents and a strong sense of community, these facilities are in very high demand. If you are considering applying for Family Housing, please contact the Family Housing Office (ext. 52551).

Off Campus Housing

Student Housing Services operates the Off Campus Housing Office, which maintains listings of various types of accommodation in the Guelph area. The office can help you with where and when to look for housing, can advise or make referrals on landlord/ tenant issues, and has information that can make your housing search, and getting settled in, easier. Listings can be viewed at http://www.housing.uoguelph.ca/ocho.

Further Information

For further information on individual residences and application procedures, please refer to the University of Guelph Admissions Handbook or contact Student Housing Services, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1. Telephone: (519)824-4120, extension 58701. Fax: (519)767-1670. E-mail: resadmit@uoguelph.ca. Web site: http://www.housing.uoguelph.ca.