Family 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.





At this time, Family Housing is only accepting applications from registered students at the University of Guelph. Due to high demand there is currently a long waiting period for applicants.  Applicants are not guaranteed housing. To explore other housing options in Guelph, please visit the Off Campus Housing website.

For married or equivalent-to-married couples, at least one partner must be a full-time registered student.


Applications and Offers:

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

We generally issue offers for available units about 3-4 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.  Priority for an offer is based on many variables, including but not limited to: type of unit available, applicant category, number of applicants, requested lease start date, date of application, past tenancy record, etc. 

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.