The Perks of Living on Campus

By University of Guelph Modified on January 11, 2023
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Discover why you should consider living in residence.

 The Perks of Living on Campus

Moving away from home is an important milestone in your life. At the University of Guelph, we want to make that transition as easy as possible to ensure that these are the best years of your life. We’ve been ranked #1 in Canada for residence living — that’s because we take the time to support our students in creating their home away from home.

However, if you’re still on the fence about living in residence or you’d like to learn more about what that means first, then check out these six reasons why you should live in residence:

1. Meet and make lifelong friends

Living away from home can be difficult, especially when in a new environment. Residence provides an opportunity to meet other people who are sharing that same experience. The people you meet during orientation may become your best friends for the rest of your life!

2. Independence (with support)

While you have your privacy when living in residence, our Residence Life Staff are only a message or a couple of doors away! We have staff to support you with academics, getting involved, making connections, and learning how to navigate campus.

3. Convenience

You can get to the heart of campus within 5-8 minutes from all of our residences. Enjoy the meal plan and spend your time studying and meeting others — what really matters!

4. Campus community connections

Student Housing Services works closely with campus partners to offer you the services you need. We can help you get in touch with health & wellness services, extracurriculars, employment opportunities, and more.

5. Academic success

Residence Life has a team of students living in residence to support you through academics. Our Cluster Leaders and Academic Programmers plan events around big tests, midterms, and assignments to help you ask questions and get resources. Academic drop-in sessions are offered weekly covering a wide variety of topics, available exclusively to those living in residence.

6. 24-hour assistance

Your safety is our priority. We have residence desks open 24-hours a day and Residence Assistants on-call to respond to whatever needs you may have in residence. We work closely with the Campus Safety Office to ensure that you feel safe and accepted in our community.

Guelph is known for its unique student experience, stunning campus, and delicious food. We offer a wide variety of residences and room types, suitable for whatever living situation you're looking for. Check out our online tours to see more of what we have to offer.

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