Returning to Residence



Upper year students may apply to return to residence each year, subject to availability. The deadline to apply to residence for the Fall 2024/Winter 2025 contract term is June 3, 2024.   

Upper year domestic students are not guaranteed to return to residence after first year.  Each year, our first priority is to accommodate new incoming students coming to Guelph for the first time. After all on-time first year applicants are offered residence, remaining vacancies will be offered to upper year Canadian students.  We recommend that you also explore off-campus living options and can access additional support and resources through the Off-Campus Living Office.  

Upper year students are generally assigned to our East Village townhouse community or West Residence (78 College).  Consideration for other residences may be given if vacancies are available.



How do I apply?

The Returning Student Residence Application for Fall 2024 - Winter 2025 is available through your Housing Portal beginning on February 1.

Once you complete the Residence Application, you will also need to submit a $750 residence deposit. Once we have received the residence deposit, your application is deemed complete. For instructions on how to pay the residence deposit, see our website.

All upper year applications received by the June deadline will be entered into a residence lottery for upper year students.  After the deadline, offers to upper year students will be made in date order of the completed application.  A complete application includes both the online application form and the $750 residence deposit.  

Upper year students with medical accommodation needs may be considered for a space in residence based on specific circumstances.  For more information, please visit Accommodation Requests or contact our office at regarding eligibility.



February 1, 2024  -- Residence Application opens on the Housing Portal

June 3, 2024 -  Residence Application and Deposit due in order to be considered for a space in residence.

After June 15, 2024 - Upper Year residence applications will be considered for available vacancies.