Quarantine Housing

Arriving from Outside Canada? Airport Arrival

The University of Guelph is offering a 14-day package for students who need to quarantine that includes transportation, accommodation, and food – all components being in accordance with Public Health guidelines. This package is available for all international students who need support in quarantining for the Fall 2020 semester, including new and returning students, regardless of whether you will be living in residence for the Fall Semester.

If you are living on campus in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021...

  • in most cases, you will move into your assigned residence or Family Housing location 
  • If you are assigned to an area where you cannot isolate, or the residence is not ready for occupancy,  you will be housed temporarily in our East Village community in an area set aside for quarantine use
  • To apply for the 14-day Quarantine Housing period, please complete the application form on the Housing Portal 


If you are living off-campus and must quarantine prior to your lease start date...

  • Accommodation is located in our East Village townhouse community
  • To apply for the 14-day Quarantine Housing period, please complete the application form on the Housing Portal
  • Only one student (or family members travelling together) will be housed in each townhouse, with a private washroom.


Quarantine Support Services

Once we receive your 14-Day Quarantine Application, we will follow up with you about campus support services.  Quarantine support will be co-ordinated through the International Student Experience (ISE) Office.  ISE will ensure smooth communication between all on and off campus partners involved in the University of Guelph Quarantine Plan. 



Students entering quarantine will have a Red Car airport shuttle booked for them. Red Car airport shuttles booked by the University of Guelph is the only approved option for international arrivals.



Hospitality will provide food to all residents housed in quarantine. Meals will be bundled together and delivered once daily to each townhouse.  The first day of meals will be delivered on the date of arrival, and the final meal delivery will occur on the final day of quarantine, for a total of 15 days of meals.  The cost of 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) delivered is $40.73/day x 15 days = $610.95 +HST = $690.37.


14-Day Quarantine Rates

A minimum of 14-days is required for the quarantine period.  When you complete your Quarantine Application on the Housing Portal, you will be asked to indicate your anticipated arrival date and flight information.  Your reservation will automatically calculate the 14-day period.  You can indicate if you require more than 14 days to accommodate moving to an off-campus lease. 

Housing and transportation costs will be covered once by The University of Guelph.
Meal plan costs are $610.95 + HST

Housing and transportation costs will not be covered by The University of Guelph for students who are electing to travel internationally and return to campus.

Total costs for transportation, housing and meal plan are: $1,205.95 + HST

The nightly rate for additional accommodation is $48.00 (plus applicable taxes).


Arrival Dates

We can accommodate arrival dates during the scheduled times:

On January 26th or 27th
On or after February 14th

Reservations must be received at least 72 hours prior to your arrival date. Off-campus applications must be received 7 days in advance of intended travel date to allow time for approval.



ISE, Student Housing Services and other campus stakeholders have developed a range of virtual programming to promote the integration of international students on campus.  You will receive more information once your Quarantine Application is submitted.



on the University of Guelph Housing Portal