Residence Fees

Johnston Hall Double Room

Residence Fees

Fees are established in the spring of each year through the Board of Governors for the following academic year cycle.

The fees listed below are inclusive of the $750 residence deposit, which is applied to the Winter semester fees. For example, if the Winter semester fee is $4000, you would pay $3250 in the winter semester, provided that the $750 deposit was paid in full.


Income Tax Receipts

All University of Guelph residences are designated residences for property tax and rent purposes, meaning that residence fees cannot be claimed as rent payments on income tax returns. The only claim that is allowed is $25 for the year (with no receipt necessary). For this reason, the University does not issue tax receipts for residence fees.



The proposed fees listed below for the Fall 2024-Winter 2025 term are tentative and subject to change. 

Fall 2024 - Winter 2025 Residence Fees

Room Type Campus Area Deposit * Fall Semester Winter Semester ** Total Fee

Single Room

South Residence, Mills, Lennox & Addington, Watson and Maids Halls $750 $4,710 $3,960 $9,420
Small Single South Residence $750 $4,037 $3,287 $8,074
Single Johnston Hall $750 $4,785 $4,035 $9,570
Single  Lambton Suite $750 $4,835 $4,085 $9,670
Single Room East Residences $750 $4,920 $4,170 $9,840
Single Room East Village Townhouses $750 $5,246 $4,496 $10,492
Single Room West Residence and University Houses $750 $4,920 $4,170 $9,840
Double Room North and South Residences:  Mills, Lambton, Lennox & Addington, Watson, Maids Halls $750 $4,037 $3,287 $8,074
Double Room Johnston Hall $750 $4,141 $3,391 $8,282
Double Room East Residences $750 $4,371 $3,621 $8,742
Double Room w. ensuite Gordon Hall $750 $4,710 $3,960 $9,420
Triple Room North and South Residences $750 $3,750 $3,000 $7,500
Quad Room North Residences $750 $3,594 $2,844 $7,188
Six-person suite (with ensuite) South Residence $750 $3,200 $2,450 $6,400










2.  Fall/Winter Contract - Additional Fees and Charges 

In addition to the above-noted Fees, the following additional charges will apply:

1. Interhall Council (IHC) Activity Fee:  $28.30 per semester.  This fee is collected on behalf of the residence student government to support hall council activities.

2. Mandatory Insurance Fee:  One-time non-refundable fee will be applied to all Residents residing in single student residence for the mandatory insurance plan.


3.  Other Rates: 

1.  Temporary Expanded Space:  In order to accommodate all residence applicants, it may be necessary to assign applicants to a Temporary Expanded Space placement. If this occurs, residents will pay an Expanded Space rate of $3,213 per semester.  Expanded Space residents will be expected to relocate during the semester.  Fees will be adjusted on a pro-rated basis.

2.  Extended Term:  Residents who are approved for an Early Arrival or Late Check-out Extension outside of the Contract term will be charged $40 per additional night.

3.  Other charges:  Additional charges may be applied to the student account for damages, repairs, lost keys, improper check-out, or fines related to violations of the Residence Community Living Standards.


4.  Summer Contract Fees - SUMMER 2024

Summer Residence Fees 2024

Room Type Campus Area  Total Fee
Single University Houses (limited) $2,300
Single West Residence 3 bedroom Townhouse $2,300
Single East Village Townhouses $2,500







Meal Plans

Meal plans are required in all residences with the exception of East Residence, the East Village Townhouses, Family Housing and Graduate Housing. More details and the associated fees can be found on the Hospitality Services website. 

Family Housing Unit Fees

For rental rates for Family Housing units at Wellington Woods (252 Stone Road West) and 78 College Avenue West please visit our Family Housing site.