Applying to Family Housing

College Ave Townhouses










Interested in applying for Family Housing at the University of Guelph? 


Prior to completing your Family Housing Application, here are a few things to consider:


  • to apply for a Family Housing apartment or townhouse, you must be a registed student (or have accepted an offer of admission) at the University of Guelph 
  • if vacancies permit, applications will also be accepted from faculty or staff of the University of Guelph, and an offer may be made once all student applicants have been accommodated
  • it is important that you remain affiliatied with the University for the duration of your tenancy (summer semester off excluded) 

Your Start Date:

  • Vacancies occur throughout the year, so you can apply for a start date at any time during the year
  • January, May and September are the most popular start dates and typically, demand exceeds supply
  • You can apply for a lease start date one month prior to your semester start date (for example, you can start a tenancy August 1 for the fall semester)


  • You will be asked to tell us your preference for a unit type and location on your application.  More details can be found at Wellington Woods or 78 College Avenue
  • We do not know where our vacancies will be located in advance, as our residents give us 60 days notice when they are leaving Family Housing


  • Monthly rental rates include all utilities (except internet, telephone and cable television)
  • If you receive an offer, you will be asked to submit your first months rent as a deposit.  We do not ask for payment of last month's rent or other deposits.
  • Rental fees for 2021 are as follows:


New 2021 Rental Rates   CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW

Location Unit Type 2021 Monthly Rent
Wellington Woods 2 bedroom townhouse $1227.00
78 College Avenue 1 bedroom apartment  Type C $1000.00
78 College Avenue 1 bedroom apartment Type B, A or B1 $1053.00
78 College Avenue 1 bedroom apartment Type B1M, CM, & CH $1061.00
78 College Avenue 2 bedroom apartment Type D, E or EH $1164.00
78 College Avenue 2 bedroom townhouse $1227.00