We are currently in Stage 2 of the guest policy (as of March 3rd, 2022)

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the changing government status' guests in residence will be subject to several restrictions.  A guest is defined as any individual who does not reside in the building they are currently in.

The guest policy will be phased in three different stages, which are outlined below.  The decision to move between phases will be made by the Director, Student Housing Services, or their designate, in consultation with the below agencies and communicated in writing to all current residents.  The decision to move from one phase to another will be dependent on:

  • Current government guidelines
  • Guidance from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
  • The state of COVID-19 in our residence buildings
  • University of Guelph Policies and Procedures
  • Other unanticipated circumstances

Regardless of the current Stage, there will be a strict no guest policy (no on-campus nor off-campus guests) in place from March 17th at 8:00am to March 20th at 12:00pm.  On-campus guests are permitted over exams for study purposes only until 10:00pm nightly.

Stage 1 – No Guests

Beginning in late August when buildings begin to become occupied, there will be a no guest policy in place.  This will extend throughout Orientation week, into September, and possibly beyond.

SHS traditionally has a no guest policy in place every year during Orientation week to support the development of relationships amongst students where they will be living.  The extension of the no guest policy into September and possibly beyond will allow all buildings to acclimatize to residence living while monitoring the health and safety of our communities.  

Stage 2 – On-campus Guests

Guests will be permitted from on-campus only.  Only other registered students with Student Housing Services may be a guest in another residence hall.  On-campus guests must be with their host at all times.  Hosts must register all on-campus guests and will be permitted to have 1 on-campus guest/day.  More information on how to register your on-campus guest can be found on our Guest Registration page.

Stage 3 – Off-campus Guests

Guest permissions will extend to individuals off-campus, provided the guest has not been previously banned from residence.  Hosts must register all guests and will be permitted to have 1 guest at a time.