The Off-Campus Living (OCL) team provides a number of services for students, staff, faculty, landlords, and community members. Here you will find resources including information on rental and tenant advising, trip planning and transit information, and resources for landlords and neighbourhood residents. You will also find information about programs and opportunities for students living off-campus to build community at U of G.
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Information for Students Living Off Campus
Whether you're navigating your off-campus living experience, from looking for a house, through signing a lease, all the way to moving out, we're here to support you.
Commuter Student Programs and Resources
Programs and resources for commuter students including community building activities, commuter student residence information, transportation information, parking, meal plans, how to get involved on campus and more.
Right Foot Forward
This website is your one-stop shop for all the city resources you may need to access as a student. Please check out all the pages, and return to this site whenever you have questions about bylaws, garbage pick-up, fire safety, or just how to be a good neighbour.
Off-Campus Living Advising
The Off-Campus Advisor is here to help you navigate your off-campus living experience, from looking for a house, through signing a lease, all the way to moving out.
Landlord Information and Resources
Contact June Baldwin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Coordinator, Neighbourhood Relations and Off-Campus Living, to learn more about how you as a landlord can get involved with off-campus initiatives such as workshops and our annual rental housing fair, or to join our landlord listserv.
Guelph Neighbourhood Visits
Off-Campus Living is committed to working with students and neighbourhood residents to foster positive neighbourhood relations. As a part of our response to neighbourhood concerns about student behaviour off campus, Off-Campus Living initiates neighbourhood visits to student homes to speak about student activities and how these activities impact the neighbourhood.
If you would like to speak with a representative of Off-Campus Living about the Neighbourhood Visit program in your area, please contact us at 519-824-4120 ext. 53357 or email us at email@example.com.
Over the past year, Off-Campus Living has introduced an approach to working with some off-campus issues that involves restorative practices. Restorative practices involve responding to issues that have caused harm in a community by focusing on identifying the harm caused by the offender and repairing the harm through a collaborative process. This collaborative process involves the offended, the offender, and the community. This approach brings the individuals together to engage in repairing the harm and restoring the relationship. This approach could, for example, involve students, neighbourhood residents, and community members coming together to participate in a facilitated discussion to share how they have been affected by the harm and then working together to establish a process for restoration that is often unique to the individuals involved.
If you are interested in initiating a Restorative Practice process in your area, or if you would like to volunteer with the program, contact us at 519-824-4120 ext. 56276 or email us.
Additional Neighbourhood Information and Resources
- Community Standards Protocol. The University of Guelph introduced the Community Standards Protocol in the fall of 2010 as a tool for responding to problematic student behaviour off-campus in a collaborative effort involving the University, Guelph Police Services, By-Law Enforcement, neighbours, and students.
- Town & Gown Committee