Information about Biology House

Biology House

 

We are very excited about our newest residence community -- Biology House! 

Biology House is ....

* An entire hotel, located LESS THAN A MINUTE walk from campus, across the street at 716 Gordon Street (Brock Hotel).

* Spacious single, double and triple rooms with an ensuite washroom.  In each room, you will have unlimited internet, a television with a basic cable package, phone, a mini-fridge, and individual climate-controlled heating and cooling. Rooms will feature hotel-style beds, with extra desks, closets and drawers for storage.

* A large lounge with microwave and study space located on each floor, and a large community lounge available for larger House events on the second level.

* An on-site dining facility with study space, and limited hours of operation (Mountain and Prairie dining halls are a two-minute walk away across the street)

* Biology House will be staffed by our Residence Life Staff, supported by an Assistant Residence Life Manager, and by Academic Programming staff. You will be able to go to meals together, participate in Orientation events, attend campus activities such as athletic games, work out in the gym, and enjoy all that campus life has to offer. Your Residence Life Staff will ensure that you know what’s happening. As an academic cluster, programming for Biology House will feature study sessions on important course material, and programs on interesting biological science topics. Faculty and student council members from the College of Biological Science will visit the community and you will be introduced to the resources available on-campus to assist you with your academic and university life.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is Biology House exactly?

A:  Biology House is located at the Brock Hotel, which is located across the street from the main campus and South Residence at 715 Gordon Street.

 

Q:  I need to buy sheets - what size should I buy?

A:  We have a list of the bed type in each room at the bottom of the page.  Use this as your guide for bringing sheets for your bed.

 

Q:  What does the room look like?

A:  Here's a photo of a typical room.  Not all rooms are exactly as pictured, but they are very close.  Some of the hotel furniture has been removed to accommodate two desks and two dressers. 

Biology House Double Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q:  Can I bring a fridge?

A:  Yes, however, you will not need to because there is a mini-fridge in every room.

 

Q:   Is there study space and community space available to us?

A:  Yes, we have a community lounge on each floor.  There's loads of space for movie nights, group study or meeting up for coffee in the morning before class.

 

Q:  How much does Biology House cost?

A:  The residence room rate for Biology House is the same as the single, double and triple rate for a North or South room, as follows:

Triple room $ 2770 per semester per person

Double room $2987 per semester per person

Single room $3490 per semester per person

 

Q:  Can we get food on site?

A:  Yes, our University of Guelph Hospitality Services will be setting up a breakfast service in the on-site dining hall.  Campus Dining Halls are available to Biology House residents at all operating times as well.  Local food establishments nearby (Campus Estates plaza across the street) will accept the Univeristy of Guelph meal plan.  For further details on all dining options, please contact Hospitality Services.

 

Q:  Is there WiFi in the rooms?

A:  Yes, all rooms will have unlimited WiFi.  If you have a WiFi printer, you will need to bring a printer cable, as you will not be able to set up your own private network using a router.

 

Q:  When do we move in to Biology House?

A:  Your move-in time slot is found on your MyHousing assignment page.  If you live in an odd-numbered room, your move-in time is 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  If you live in an even-numbered room, your move-in time is 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.  Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any early move-ins for Biology House prior to September 3.

 

Q:   What size bed will my room have so that I can bring the right size sheets?

A:  A complete list of bed sizes by room number is found at the bottom of this page.

Q:  Are there floor plans available?

A:  Yes, here are floor plans you can download:

Biology House - First Floor

Biology House - Second Floor

Biology House - Third Floor

 

Q;  Can I see more photos?

A: Sure, here are a few shots of various room and amenity areas.  Disclaimer: some of the furnishings and set up may change and will not appear as shown in the photographs.

MAIN ENTRANCE

Biology House Main entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRONT LOBBY

Lobby area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRONT DESK 

Front Desk Biology House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMON LOUNGE - 2nd FLOOR

Second Floor Lounge Biology House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DINING AREA 

 

Dining Area Biology House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BED and ROOM TYPES IN BIOLOGY HOUSE

 

Room Beds Room Type
102 2 Queen Beds Double
103 2 Queen Beds Double
104 2 Queen Beds Double
105 2 Queen Beds Double
106 2 Queen Beds Double
107 1 King Bed Single RA 
108 2 Queen Beds Double
109 1 King Bed Single
110 2 Queen Beds Double
111 1 King Bed Single
112 2 Queen Beds Double
114 2 Queen Beds Double
115 1 King Bed Single
116 2 Queen Beds Double
117 1 King Bed Single
118 2 Queen Beds Double
119 1 King Bed Single
120 2 Queen Beds Double
121 1 King Bed Single RA 
122 2 Queen Beds Double
124 2 Queen Beds Double
125 2 Queen Beds Double
126 2 Queen Beds Double
127 2 Queen Beds Double
128 2 Queen Beds Double
129 1 Queen Bed Single RA
130 2 Queen Beds Double
131 2 Queen Beds Double
132 2 Queen Beds Double
133 2 Queen Beds Double
134 2 Queen Beds Double
201 3 Queen Beds Triple
202 2 Queen Beds Double
203 3 Queen Beds Triple
204 2 Queen Beds Double
205 3 Queen Beds Triple
206 2 Queen Beds Double
207 1 Queen Bed Single RA 
208 2 Queen Beds Double
209 2 Twin Beds Double
210 2 Queen Beds Double
211 2 Twin Beds Double
212 2 Queen Beds Double
214 2 Queen Beds Double
215 2 Twin Beds Double
216 2 Queen Beds Double
217 2 Twin Beds Double
218 2 Queen Beds Double
219 2 Twin Beds Double
220 2 Queen Beds Double
221 2 Twin Beds Double
222 2 Queen Beds Double
224 2 Queen Beds Double
225 2 Queen Beds Double
226 2 Queen Beds Double
227 2 Queen Beds Double
228 1 Queen Bed Single RA
229 2 Queen Beds Double
230 2 Queen Beds Double
231 2 Queen Beds Double
232 2 Queen Beds Double
233 2 Queen Beds Double
234 2 Queen Beds Double
235 2 Queen Beds Double
236 2 Queen Beds Double
237 2 Queen Beds Double
238 2 Queen Beds Double
239 2 Queen Beds Double
240 2 Queen Beds Double
241 2 Queen Beds Double
242 2 Queen Beds Double
243 2 Queen Beds Double
244 2 Queen Beds Double
245 2 Queen Beds Double
246 2 Queen Beds Double
247 2 Queen Beds Double
248 2 Queen Beds Double
249 1 King Bed Single RA
250 2 Queen Beds Double
325 2 Queen Beds Double
326 2 Queen Beds Double
327 2 Queen Beds Double
328 2 Queen Beds Double
329 2 Queen Beds Double
330 2 Queen Beds Double
331 2 Queen Beds Double
332 2 Queen Beds Double
333 2 Queen Beds Double
334 2 Queen Beds Double
335 2 Queen Beds Double
336 2 Queen Beds Double
337 2 Queen Beds Double
338 2 Queen Beds Double
339 2 Queen Beds Double
340 2 Queen Beds Double
341 2 Queen Beds Double
342 2 Queen Beds Double
343 2 Queen Beds Double
344 2 Queen Beds Double
345 2 Queen Beds Double
346 2 Queen Beds Double
347 2 Queen Beds Double
348 2 Queen Beds Double
349 1 King Bed Single RA
350 2 Queen Beds Double

 

 

Still have questions?  Contact housing@uoguelph.ca