Building Care

Actions that have the potential to cause damage to a residence building or compromise services provided by Student Housing Services are not permitted.


CLEANLINESS STANDARDS

Students are expected to keep their rooms/units and shared living areas clean and at a standard acceptable to Student Housing Services to avoid issues such as pests, bed bugs, and irritants to others. Removing garbage in a timely fashion and cleaning up after oneself is expected.

EQUIPMENT STORAGE

Students are not to store any personal belongings or room property in common/shared living areas (i.e. bicycles, hockey equipment, musical instruments or items of furniture)

PETS

Pets are not permitted in residence with the exception of non-dangerous fish in small aquaria (less than 4 litres) and service animals that have been approved by the Director of Student Housing Services.  More information about service animals in residence can be found here.

POSTERING & DECORATING

Residents are permitted to poster/decorate in designated areas provided it is in accordance with the SHS Poster Policy.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

Acts of vandalism are prohibited in residence. Students are encouraged to come forward with information when accidental or intentional damage to property occurs.

PROHIBITED ITEMS & USE

Lit candles/incense, air conditioning units, hoverboards and halogen lamps are not permitted. Students who require candles/incense for religious purposes should contact communitystandards@uoguelph.ca. Electrical or other cooking appliances (e.g. toasters, hot plates, kettles, coffee machines, etc) are permitted only in areas with approved kitchen facilities. Prohibited items may be confiscated.

REMOVAL OF STUDENT HOUSING PROPERTY

Removing, unbolting, and/or relocating furniture or other items from lounges, residence rooms, dining areas and other common living areas is not permitted.

SOLICITATION

Residents are not permitted to use any space or service in residence for commercial purposes (i.e. profit-driven activities, promoting goods or services and/or hosting events which are intended to promote/sell goods).

TELECOMMUNICATIONS & PIRACY

Students are to comply with the University’s Acceptable Use Policy and the ResNet Computing Agreement. Residents shall not run or install personal routers, wires, cables or other electronic connections between rooms, in hallways or outside buildings between windows.