Housing and Transportation


Where you live and how you get to your classes are an important part of university life.

U of G gives you information to help you decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off campus. If you live off campus, you can find information about public transportation options (your bus pass is included in your fees) and the availability of parking services to help you with your commute if you are driving.

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On Campus

U of G offers different styles of residence on campus that include traditional and apartment style. You can also experience unique living accommodations through Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) and Academic Clusters, which are organized around themes (arts, eco, international, leadership, alcohol-free and study-intensive) or academic programs.

Read more about Student Housing Services.

Off Campus

Students live in neighbourhoods all over the city, and Off Campus Living has the resources and support to help make it a positive experience. It provides links to rental listings, information about neighbourhoods in Guelph, lease reviews and more.

Meal Plans

Whether you live in residence or off campus, finding a place to eat is made easier with U of G’s meal plans, which give you access to both on- and off-campus vendors.

Read more about U of G’s meal plans and prices.

Residence Life

Residence life is about more than where you live – it is where you will find a community. With a senior student mentor to guide you, you will have the chance to participate in exciting programming that builds on what you’re learning inside the classroom, while getting to know students from different programs.

Read more about Residence Life at U of G.

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Public Transportation

At U of G, you’ll receive a Student Bus Pass as part of your student fees that gives you unlimited access to Guelph’s Public Transit system.

If you are thinking about commuting to Guelph on public transit, the Information Desk in the University Centre will work with you to identify the best routes, transfers and times. Why ask them? They sell the GO Transit and Greyhound tickets and know the routes!

Parking Services

U of G’s Sustainable Transportation and Parking Services operates parking services on campus, issues parking permits and offers green programs for your use.

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