Family and Graduate Student Housing

Picture of a family, in the fall, from Family Housing.Welcome to our community! 


 At the University of Guelph, we have two Family Housing Communities: College Avenue and Wellington Woods. These are true communities - a neighbourhood of support for you and your family.

College Avenue is located at 78 College Avenue and offers one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as two-bedroom townhomes.

Wellington Woods is located at 252 Stone Road West and offers two-bedroom townhomes.

Take a photo tour of our two Family Housing communities.



Smoke Free LogoPlease note that the University of Guelph is a Smoke Free Campus.

All new applicants to our Family Housing communities will be expected to adhere to our new Tenancy Agreement, which prohibits smoking (including cannabis) within our residential communities at Wellington Woods and 78 College Avenue West. Learn more about the University of Guelph Smoke Free campus initiative.





Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for Family Housing. If there are vacancies, post-doctorates and research associates may also be considered.

Students who are married, living in married-equivalent relationships, or single parents will receive first consideration. For couples, at least one partner must be a student.

If there are vacancies, units may be offered to single graduate students or mature undergrads.

Applications and offers:

To apply for Family Housing, please visit the Family Housing Online Application.

We generally issue offers for available units about six weeks before the date you would move in. Our ability to offer you a Family Housing unit will depend on our available vacancies and is not guaranteed. 

Your offer will be sent to you via email.  Once you receive an offer, you will be asked to sign your acceptance and return it with a deposit equal to the monthly rental fee, by the deadline given on the form. The deposit is not refundable.


Download our Family Housing Resident Handbook here.

Download our Family Housing Handbook












Picture of a playground in front of residence buildings at 78 College Ave.