How to Read Your Room Assignment

A student unpacking in their residence room.

Reading your room assignment can be tricky! 

Below are some tips and tricks to make understanding what the numbers in your room assignment a little easier. To learn more about how we do room assignments, click here

Please Note: Room transfer requests cannot be accommodated until September 20. If you have extenuating circumstances that require immediate attention, please email housing@uoguelph.ca

 

South Residence

South Residence is divided into three halls – Mountain, Prairie, and Maritime.

Each Hall is divided into four communities:

Mountain Hall Communities: Valley, Foothills, Woodlands, and Glacier

Prairie Hall Communities: Horizon, Grasslands, Homestead, and Tundra

Maritime Hall Communities: Cove, Seaway, Harbour and Schooner

 

Each community is divided into Three Towers. Towers are numbered 1, 2, and 3.

Each tower is divided into rooms. Rooms can either be an Alcove Room (inside the tower) or Corridor Room (between towers).

 

Understanding Your Room Number

Example: Grasslands 245-A

You are in Prairie Hall – Grasslands.

The first digit is the tower number. You are in Tower 2.

The second digit is the floor number. You are on the Fourth Floor.

The last digit is the room number. Your room number is 5.

You are student A. In a multi-occupancy room, this may say B or C or D. Check the room type on the Housing Portal to verify the occupancy level. In a single room, you can disregard the “A”.

Please note: All rooms are above ground and have windows with natural light. If you are on Level 1 (the middle number of your room number is 1), you are still above ground. Street level (the entry overpass) is between Level 2 and 3.

 

Alcove or Corridor Room?

If the last number of your room number is 0-5, you are in an ALCOVE room (within the tower).

If the last number of your room number is 6-9, you are in a CORRIDOR room (between the towers).

All rooms have the same amenities and furnishings, but each style of room has a different layout.

 

See Roommates on the Portal?

Your South room assignment may show other roommates. This may be other students in the alcove or corridor with you. Check their room assignment to verify! 

 

Johnston Hall, Mills Hall, Watson Hall, and Maids Hall

Residences in Johnston are on floors 2, 3, and 4. The second floor is home to Academic Clusters, and the first is the administration offices for the Ontario Agricultural College.

Mills Hall has primarily triple and quad rooms. Single rooms are located on the fourth floor.

Watson Hall is our all-female residence, home of primarily double rooms.

Maids Hall is home to Arts House, a Living Learning Community of primarily double rooms.

 

Understanding Your Room Number

Example: Johnston 311-A

The first digit is the floor. You are on Floor 3.

The second and third digits is the room number. You are in Room 11.

You are student A. In a multi-occupancy room, this may say B or C or D. Check the room type on the Housing Portal to verify the occupancy level.  

 

Lambton Hall

Lambton Hall is home to suites on the first and second floors, and double rooms on the third and fourth.

Understanding Your Room Number

Example: Lambton 2311-A

The first digit is the floor. You are on Floor 2.

The second and third digits is the room/suite number. You are in Suite 31.

Lambton Suites have a fourth digit, indicating the suite number. This will be 1, 2, or 3.

You are student A. In a double room, this may say B. Check the room type on the Housing Portal to verify the occupancy level. In a suite, you can disregard the “A”.

 

Lennox Addington Hall

Lennox Addington is divided into three areas: Lennox-A, Lennox-C, and Addington. Lennox-C is home to a Study Intensive community, and Addington includes Academic Clusters.

Understanding Your Room Number

Example: Addington 0905-A

You are in Addington Hall.

The first two digits are the floor. You are on Floor 9.

The last digit is the room number. You are in Room 5.

You are student A. In a multi-occupancy room, this may say B or C. Check the room type on the Housing Portal to verify the occupancy level. In a single room, you can disregard the “A”. 

 

East Residences

East Residence is comprised of Dundas, Lanark, and Glengarry Halls in an apartment/suite style. Dundas is home to Living Learning Communities.

Understanding Your Room Number

Example: Glengarry 0336-A

You are in Glengarry Hall.

The first two digits are the floor. You are on Floor 3.

The last digit is the room number. You are in Room 6.

You are student A. In a multi-occupancy room, this may say B. Check the room type on the Housing Portal to verify the occupancy level. In a single room, you can disregard the “A”. 

 

East Village Townhouses

East Village has single or double rooms with a low bathroom ratio and shared kitchen, dining, and living room.

Understanding Your Room Number

Example: East Village 1204-A

The first three digits are the townhouse number. You are on Townhouse 120.

The last digit is the room number. You are in Room 4.

You are student A. In a double room, this may say B. Check the room type on the Housing Portal to verify the occupancy level. In a single room, you can disregard the “A”. 

 

Floor Plans of each Room Type can be found under Our Communities.