The COVID 19 pandemic emergency has required Student Housing Services to modify the University of Guelph Residence system to align with legislative amendments, controls, orders and by-laws from different levels of government and public bodies, requests of the public, and  requirements of the University.  The purpose of these modifications is to support the safety and health of students residing in densely populated settings such as university residences.  It is anticipated that it may be necessary to assign most students to single rooms throughout the residence system.  Students who wish to be considered for a double room can apply if the requesting students are siblings, relatives, or close friends who wish to live together and will be enrolled in the same academic programme of study. Room assignments will be made at the sole discretion of Student Housing. 

New applicants who have received an offer of admission and will be attending the University of Guelph for the first time this fall must submit a completed application and the required deposit of $750 to be considered for space in residence for the Fall 2020 semester.  Priority will be given to new applicants who will be enrolled as fulltime students.  Completed applications (application & deposit) must be submitted to Student Housing Services no later than 11:59 EDT on June 1, 2020.  Applications and deposits received after this date will be assigned Residence rooms as available or placed on a waiting list.


Website Disclaimer:  Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, information stated herein is subject to change in response to a change in government regulation and/or Public Health guidelines.


Where Campus Comes to Life

Residence living at the University of Guelph is an integral part of University life. You aren’t just coming to Guelph – you are coming to the University of Guelph!  Living in residence will maximize your opportunities for growth, development and enjoyment of your University experience.

Student Housing Services is committed to providing residential environments and services that promote student success. Residence living is your foundational support for your time at the University of Guelph. Our residence buildings circle the campus like a wheel - you live minutes from everywhere you need to be.

Upcoming Important Dates



Monday, June 1, 2020

NEW Student Application and Deposit Deadline for Guaranteed Residence


June 8 - 15, 2020

Add roommate/suitemate preferences to Residence Application


July 15, 2020

Cancellation Deadline (for partial deposit refund)


Late July 2020

Residence Assignments released


Saturday, September 5, 2020

New Student Move-in Day


Sunday, September 6, 2020

Upper Year Student Move-in


Thursday, September 10, 2020

F20 Classes Begin