DVM Students

Housing for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Students 

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Living on campus is a highly desired option for our DVM students for convenience and affordability.

Residence Priority

International undergraduate students (including DVM students) who will be attending the University of Guelph for the first time, are guaranteed on-campus housing for the full duration of their studies, as long as you apply and pay the residence deposit by June 3, 2024.   

For all other domestic DVM students, if demand exceeds supply, a lottery system will be used to allocate spaces. Students will be advised by Mid-June, if they have received a space in residence.


Housing options for DVM students are:

University Houses -- Five single detached houses on the northern edge of the main campus.  Each house consists of single bedroom accommodation with shared living room, kitchen, dining area and washroom.  

West Residence  --  Located at 78 College Avenue behind OVC, West Residence is a 3-bedroom townhouse, offering single bedroom accommodation with shared living room, kitchen, dining area and washroom.  

East Village Townhouses -- located on the main campus near the Athletic Centre and the Arboretum, our East Village community offers a single bedroom with shared living room, kitchen, dining area and washrooms.  

These locations are part of our two-semester Residence Contract and accommodation in subsequent years is not guaranteed.  Campus residence rooms are fully furnished with a standard twin bed, dresser/wardrobe and desk, as well as living room and dining room furniture and appliances (fridge and stove).  Residents are responsible to bring their own cooking supplies, linens and bedding, and personal items.  


Applying for DVM Housing

Applications for Fall / Winter campus graduate housing is June 3.  Please complete a Residence Application through our Housing Portal.

Read the Residence Contract before you complete your Residence Application and submit your $750 residence deposit to Residence Admissions by June 3.


Family Housing

If you are seeking longer-term accommodation, you are eligible to apply for our Family Housing community, which operates under a one-year Tenancy Agreement, which may be renewed until graduation. Single students, couples or students with dependent children or family members, are eligibile to apply.  We have two Family Housing communities offering unfurnished one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom townhouses.


Our Family Housing apartments and townhouses are unfurnished.  Entry points are available throughout the year, based on availability.   Only students registered in a full-time academic program are eligible to apply.  An offer of Family Housing accommodation is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.

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