The COVID-19 landscape remains dynamic and ever evolving. As we plan for fall 2020, our decision making continues to be guided by a set of principles established by University leadership. Top amongst these principles are our commitments to the health and wellness of our campus community. Following  extensive consultation, the University of Guelph, like other Ontario universities, has decided to restrict campus residence to international students and students with special circumstances, such as limited internet access, unsuitable living arrangements for successful studying, or those with no alternative housing.  We will be reaching out in the near future to all students who submitted a residence application and deposit to determine eligibility for on-campus housing this fall.  


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Website Disclaimer:  Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, information stated herein is subject to change in response to a change in government regulation and/or Public Health guidelines.


Where Campus Comes to Life

Residence living at the University of Guelph is an integral part of University life. You aren’t just coming to Guelph – you are coming to the University of Guelph!  Living in residence will maximize your opportunities for growth, development and enjoyment of your University experience.

Student Housing Services is committed to providing residential environments and services that promote student success. Residence living is your foundational support for your time at the University of Guelph. Our residence buildings circle the campus like a wheel - you live minutes from everywhere you need to be.

Upcoming Important Dates

Dates listed below are tentative.  As our pandemic planning evolves, we will update this page once our assignment and move-in process is confirmed for the Fall 2020 semester.



September 3 - 6, 2020

Residence Move-in!


Thursday, September 10, 2020

F20 Classes Begin