Quarantine Housing

Arriving from Outside Canada? 


The University of Guelph is offering a Quarantine Package for students who need to quarantine upon arrival to Canada.  Services offered include transportation, accommodation, and food – all components being in accordance with Public Health guidelines. This package is available for all international students who need support to quarantine for the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semester, regardless of whether you will be living in residence.


If  you require Quarantine Housing prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester...

  • Accommodation is located in our East Village townhouse community or a local hotel.

  • To apply for Quarantine Housing, 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.


The Student Experience

Follow U of G international student Alison on her journey to travel to Canada and her Quarantine Housing experience in our East Village townhouses.  Alison documented her experience to help other incoming international students prepare for what to expect upon arrival at the University of Guelph.  Thanks Alison for sharing with us!  






Quarantine Support Services

Once we receive your Quarantine Application, we will follow up with you about campus support services.  Quarantine support will be coordinated 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.


On-Campus Quarantine Rates

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 11-day or 14-day period.  If you require additional days to accommodate moving to an off-campus lease, please email housing@uoguelph.ca

Students are responsible for payment of their On-Campus Quarantine accommodations: 

Housing and Meal Plan costs are $74/day + HST 

Transportation shuttle cost is $115 + HST 

Total Cost for 11 Day Quarantine Plan is $929+HST 

Total Cost for 14 Day Quarantine Plan is $1151+HST 

The nightly rate for additional accommodation is $48.00 (including tax). 



On Campus reservations and Off-Campus Quarantine applications must be submitted 1-2 weeks prior to your intended arrival date to allow time for processing and 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