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Off-Campus Living Advisor

Hi, my name is Katie McLean and I am offer off-campus living advising. I use she/her pronouns.

I'm 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. I am a Guelph Alumni, and completed my Psychology undergrad at UofG. I have lived in Guelph since 2011 and have lived off campus for all but one of those years. After that, I completed a Masters of Education at UOttawa, and am currently working on a second Masters in Counselling Psychology. In my work here, I am always working on creative ways to improve student success and help our off-campus and commuting students feel welcome and supported.

Here are some of the ways I can assist you and services we offer in Off-Campus Living:

  • Finding a home off campus
  • Lease reviews and understanding lease agreements
  • Maintenance Issues
  • Landlord conflicts
  • Discrimination in housing
  • Transit route planning 
  • Feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Community building
  • Developing sense of belonging on campus
  • Exiting a lease

If you’d like to connect with me for one-on-one confidential support or advising, you can click here to book an appointment or email me at  You can also phone 519-824-4120 ext. 53357 to set-up an appointment with myself or a member of my team.