Any conduct or behaviour related to alcohol, cannabis, or illegal drugs that threatens the safety or well-being of oneself or others is prohibited. You can read more by following these links: full Alcohol Policy and Cannabis Policy.


ALCOHOL

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION-ORIENTATION WEEK

Residence is alcohol-free throughout Orientation Week. All residence students are not permitted to be in possession of, consume, or be under the influence of alcohol.

ALCOHOL PARAPHERNALIA

Drinking accessories such as funnels, brewing equipment and drinking hats are not permitted in residence.

BEER BOTTLES

Beer Bottles is defined as a glass container that contains any alcoholic beverage considered to be a beer, lager, malt liquor, cider, or ale.  Beer bottles have proven to be a safety hazard in residence due to broken glass. Consequently, Student Housing Services maintains a “no beer bottle” policy.  

OPEN ALCOHOL*

Residence students of legal age may consume alcohol in private and designated areas only. Alcohol consumption is prohibited on street level, residence desk areas, lobbies, foyers, elevators, stairwells, hallways, washrooms and common rooms/lounges. Alcohol must be transported in a closed container.

PROMOTION OF ALCOHOL CULTURE

Drinking Games and other activities that result in the swift or high-volume consumption of alcohol are prohibited in residence. Possession or consumption from ‘common source’ alcohol or large volume alcohol container is also prohibited. Large volume container is defined as a container holding more than 500ml of beer in a single container or 750ml/26 ounces of any other type of alcohol, including, but not limited to wines and spirits.

PARTIES OR SOCIAL GATHERINGS

Residents are not permitted to host or advertise an organized or spontaneous party in residence.

A party is defined as any social gathering over and above the maximum capacity of a residence room or more than 7 people that meets one or both of the following criteria:
• Alcohol is being consumed as one of the primary activities;
• Music is a major part of the atmosphere and is too loud to be considered background music.

UNDERAGE ALCOHOL POSSESSION/USE *

Students must abide by all Federal, Provincial legislation and University policies. The legal drinking age is 19 years of age.

CANNABIS

CANNABIS CONSUMPTION – ORIENTATION WEEK : 

Cannabis Consumption - Orientation Week - Residence is cannabis free during orientation week. All residence students are not permitted to be in possession of, consume, or be under the influence of cannabis.

UNCONSEALED CANNABIS

The possession of cannabis is restricted to bedrooms and suites. Cannabis is not permitted on street level, residence desk areas, lobbies, foyers, elevators, stairwells, hallways, washrooms and common rooms/lounges.  Cannabis must be stored in its original packaging or an air-tight container.

UNDERAGE CANNABIS POSSESSION/USE

Students must abide by all Federal, Provincial legislation and University policies. The legal age to possess or use cannabis and any by-products is 19 years of age.  The following is not permitted in residence:

  • The smoking of cannabis in residence or on University of Guelph property
  • The possession of cannabis seeds or plants
  • Making edibles in residence.  You may possess and use edibles if they are acquired legally and you are of legal age.
  • Possessing more than 30g of legally acquired dried cannabis, or the equivalent in oils or edibles.

ILLEGAL DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES *

Students are prohibited from possessing, using or trafficking drugs in residence which are in contravention of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. Possession of drugs in quantities that are deemed to be significant (i.e. not for personal use) or unexplainable by medical documentation are strictly prohibited. Circumstances that lead to drug suspicion will prompt an investigation from the Residence Life Staff or Campus Community Police.  Drug suspicion is defined as specific and direct observations regarding the physical surroundings or the behaviour, speech, or smell of an illegal drug.