Message from the Director

 

From the Director of Student Housing

Welcome to the University of Guelph residences!

We hope that you are as excited as we are for your arrival to campus.  2020 has been a challenging year and has resulted in Student Housing Services making significant changes to our residence environment.  All changes have been made with your health and safety in mind.  We have reduced our occupancy significantly and limited our residences to Lambton and Lennox/Addington Halls and the East Village townhouses.  Additionally, we have expanded our highly successful Residence Academic Cluster programme across all our residences and assigned all new entering year students to a residence along side their academic cohort peers.  You will have a built-in academic support group as you navigate the first-year experience on campus!

We know that the most memorable parts of the residence experience are the people you will meet and the experiences that you will collectively share.  Your experience will be guided by our Residence Life Staff who are live-in professional and paraprofessional staff who will help develop a sense of community, identify campus resources, develop programmes and activities both social and academic in nature, and help you navigate any of the challenges that may come your way during your stay on campus. 

The COVID 19 pandemic means that we will need to adjust our daily interactions in residence.  For everyone to remain healthy and safe we must work cooperatively and in partnership.  This means wearing masks, having washroom facilities assigned, limiting our movements, cleaning up after ourselves, etc.  You can be assured that our Residence Life Staff are planning unique and creative ways to encourage social interaction, community spirit and academic success.

Looking forward to you hosting you on campus, supporting your academic success and helping you built incredible memories!

Irene Thompson

Director, Student Housing Services