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


Residence Opening Date W20

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Residence Closing Date W20 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 12 noon


Other Dates 

Monday, January 6, 2020

W20 Class Begin


Friday, January 24, 2020

Returning Student Application and Deposit Deadline to participate in self-assignment process


February 18 - 21, 2020

Reading Week, No Classes, Residences remain open


Friday, April 3, 2020

Classes end


Monday, April 6, 2020

Exams begin


Monday, April 20, 2020

Exams end


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Residences close at 12 noon


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


Monday, November 2, 2020

Deadline to Cancel W21 Contract (Exchange, Co-op and Graduating Students Only)


Friday, December 4, 2020

Classes End


Monday, December 7, 2020

Exam Period Ends


Friday, December 18, 2020 at 12:00 noon

Residences Close for Winter Break


Saturday, January 2, 2021

Residence Open for Winter 2021 Semester