Housing and Transportation

Where you live and how you get to your classes are important parts 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 and parking services to help you with your commute if you are driving.


On Campus

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

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 are learning inside the classroom, while getting to know students from different programs.

Read more about Residence Life at U of G.

Indigenous House

Seeking a vibrant and respectful intercultural on-campus living experience centred around self-discovery, community and Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing? Choose Indigenous House. You will have an opportunity to learn with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Knowledge Holders, staff and faculty through ceremony, storytelling, circles, socials and events. All students are welcome to join this community to gain a greater understanding of themselves and others. Indigenous House is supported in collaboration with the Indigenous Student Centre.

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.

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Public Transportation

At U of G, Guelph Transit offers students the options of a postsecondary semester, monthly or single ride e-tickets. The semester and month passes give you unlimited access to Guelph’s Public Transit system.

Commuter Students

Commuting to U of G? Visit the Commuter Students web page to learn about a wide variety of programs and supports available to you from commuter student programming to use of the charging station in the Off Campus Living space to short-term stays in the Commuter Student Residence.

Parking Services

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

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