Moving In

Welcome Home 2021 Move-in Guide

We are excited to welcome you to your new home away from home! This might be your first time moving into residence, but don’t worry — we’ve got everything under control. Our housing team members have got moving in down to a science.


The City of Guelph is now in PHASE 3 of the Re-opening Ontario plan.  To learn more about Ontario's COVID-19 response restrictions, go to the Province of Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework

U of G’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students, faculty, staff and visitors comes into effect Sept. 7. Unvaccinated visitors may assist students with moving into campus Sept. 3 to 5 provided they:

  1. Complete the U of G COVID-19 Screening Form and follow its direction before coming to campus
  2. They wear a mask during move-in


Move-in FALL 2021 will begin Friday, September 3 through Sunday, September 5, 2021.


To facilitate distancing and traffic flow inside and outside, you have been assigned a Move-In Time appointment.  You can see your assign timeslot in your Housing Portal.  If your assigned time does not work for you, you can modify it in the Housing Portal based on availability.  You will be permitted two additional helpers inside the residence building to help you move.

Everything you need to know to prepare for moving into residence for the Fall 2021 semester can be found in our handy Move-in Guide.

If you did not receive your Student ID card in the mail, it can be picked up at the Campus Card Office (basement of the University Centre) when you arrive on campus.  You will need to bring along ID, as well as proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate).




Are you insured? Most homeowner insurance policies cover your belongings while away at university, but it is best to check with your insurance provider. We are responsible for university property, and you are responsible for your personal contents.


Travelling to CampusDownload our 2021 Move-in Traffic Route Map

Please follow our established Move-in Traffic Routes for a smooth arrival.  Our goal is to get you as close to your residence -- in and out -- as efficiently as possible.