I'm not going to live in Residence

At the University of Guelph, roughly one thousand of our new students live off campus each year. The living arrangements of our students are diverse: Some students commute from other cities, some students live with their families in and around Guelph, and many students are living independently across the city and in nearby towns. Often, students who are not living in residence are called “off campus students” or “students living off campus” or “commuting students.” 

We believe the key to a successful first year is developing a strong sense of community and accessing the resources available to you to help you achieve your goals both inside and outside the classroom.  You can check out all the amazing resources available to you throughout our STARTonline.ca website, but let’s look here at some specifically designed for students living outside of University of Guelph residences.

We’d also like to mention that making connections early on and participating in Orientation Week activities is very important for students living off campus; maybe even more so than for students living on campus. In a residence setting, residence advisors live with the students and offer events and services on an ongoing basis.  As you’re living off campus, we can’t come knock on your door to say hello, so we hope you’ll come and knock on ours!  We’d love to meet you.

Here are some great places to start:

You should also consider joining us on campus for START on Campus, Saturday, August 18, 2018!