Early Arrivals

Early Drop Off

In order to ease traffic congestion on the normal Move-In Day (Saturday of Labour Day weekend), we invite students who live within 50kms of campus to drop off their belongings one day early (Friday).

In addition, if you are  living in an Academic Learning Cluster (ALC) or Living-Learning Centre (LLC) you will also been invited to move in one day early (Friday).   

Check your GryphMail account for your Early Drop Off or Early Move-in invitation.

If you are planning to arrive on the Friday, please use the maps below to guide your arrival to campus and navigate the unloading and parking areas.

Friday Early Arrival MAP -- North Residences

Friday Early Arrival MAP -- East Residences and East Village

Friday Early Arrival MAP -- South Residences


Early Arrivals Prior to Friday

If you need to arrive earlier than the Friday prior to Labour Day weekend, you will need to apply for permission to move into residence early.  


How to Apply for an Early Arrival for the Fall Term

If you want to move into your room earlier than the official move-in dates, you’ll need to apply first. Here’s what you need:

  • Your room assignment (should have been emailed to you in mid-July)
  • Your Central Login and password and your @uoguelph.ca email address
  • A completed application form

We can’t guarantee that your room will be available but we will notify you as soon as possible once we have your request.

There is a charge per-night for each night before the official move-in day. This charge will be applied to your account in September.

Working or volunteering on campus:

If you want to move in early because you will be working or volunteering on campus, you’ll need to provide a reference from the person supervising you.

Please ask him or her to send an email to resdesk@uoguelph.ca  with the following information:

Student name:
Student ID :
Relationship to student (if applicable):
Date student is required on campus:
Reason student is required on campus:
Your position and department (if applicable):
Your email address:
Your on-campus phone number:


We need to receive this email at least two days earlier than your requested arrival date. We also need to have your completed application. If we don’t receive this, we will not be able to approve your application.

If you have any questions or concerns please email resdesk@uoguelph.ca or call extension 58120 to leave a message.