XV. General Information

Student Services

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 Manager and Residence Life Staff comprised of students. They are there to meet you in September, introduce you to others in the building, and act as a support resource throughout the year.

Residence living is convenient. A full range of services are provided to residence students. Each room is completely furnished and includes a telephone with voicemail and high speed internet access. Residence buildings 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 accommodation styles are available: study intensive areas, substance-free 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 and character: from a small living environment for 50 students, to a unique modern residence complex which houses almost 1,800 students.

The University of Guelph has several residence learning communities including La Maison Française, Arts House, International House, Eco House, Themed Living Communities and Academic Clusters. Clusters are small groups of first-year students in the same academic program, who share classes, living space and friendships.

Family Housing

Accommodation for couples and students with families is available in apartment and townhouse units located on two sites near the west end of campus. With close proximity to campus 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) or email famrent@uoguelph.ca.

Further Information

For further information on individual residences and application procedures, please refer to the University of Guelph Admissions Handbook or contact:

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1