East Village in the winter.

Already in residence?

If you are currently living in residence for the Fall semester, you don’t need to submit an application for the Winter semester. Your original application was for both semesters. You’re set!


New to residence?

We are excited that you are considering residence for the Winter Semester! You might have previously lived off-campus, be coming to Guelph on an exchange program, or returning from a co-op or study abroad (see below). We hope to have enough spaces for everyone interested, but can’t guarantee it.

Here’s what to do:

Read the Residence Contract.

Complete the online residence application.   We do NOT require a $750 deposit for the Winter Semester.

We’ll contact you as soon as we know about your residence options and availability of space.


Co-op & Study Abroad Students

Are you currently away from campus because you are on a co-op or Study Abroad semester, and want to apply for residence during the Winter semester?

If you lived in residence during your last academic semester (in other words, last Winter semester), you’ll get a higher priority for being assigned a residence room (as long as you’ve sent in the completed form and deposit). Still no guarantee, but we will do our best.

If you do not live in residence during this Winter semester, you will lose priority for the Fall residence application.

If you are overseas and are concerned your application and deposit will not arrive by the deadline, please contact our office at housing@uoguelph.ca

If you did not live in residence during your last academic semester, please send your application and deposit without delay so that we may place your name on the waiting list. You will be classified as an off-campus student reapplying for residence. The waiting list is set up on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier your application and deposit are received, the better.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply and what is the deadline?

To apply for W23 residence, complete the Winter 2023 Application form on the Housing Portal.   The application opens on October 1, 2022.

Will you be assigning students to all residences?

Assignments will be based on where we currently have available vacancies.  Generally speaking, we are able to offer spaces in all residence communities.  You will have an opportunity to tell us your location preference on the Winter Residence Application.  Students who are on our Fall 2022 waiting list will be assigned first, and then all new Winter 2023 applicants will be assigned.  


Have a question that wasn't answered here?  Email us at housing@uoguelph.ca