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Living & Commuting

Living & Commuting

Exterior of the student residence building


Why you want to live in residence:

  • As a first-time resident your room will be single style
  • Your room is a two-minute walk from the University
  • Choose from themed floors, such as co-ed, health and wellness or extended study
  • Choose your dining plan: bronze, silver, gold or platinum
  • Dining plans are accepted at the residence dining hall and food service outlets across campus
  • Two community kitchens can be used for cooking at home
  • Spend your spare time in the recreational space, exercise room or at residence Gym Nights in the campus Athletic Centre
  • Make friends with students from both the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber
  • Laundry in the building
  • Wi-fi in all rooms
  • Many social events

There are three residence buildings on campus. And one of them has frozen yogurt in the dining hall!

Watch residence video tours  
Inside a residence room, a student is working at a deskFour students using the kitchen

Dining plans

Dining plans are mandatory if you live in Residence. Choose from three sizes:

  • Bronze: $2,350
  • Silver: $2,850
  • Gold: $3,400
  • Platinum: $4,000

You can always top these up online.

Note: All values listed above are for 2023-24 and differ from values, based on 2022-23 rates, currently noted in our publications and previously on this webpage.

Residents are issued a declining balance debit card, which will be honoured at all Humber Food Service outlets. If you don’t have your card when purchasing food, you’ll need another form of payment. Your Dining Plan Card is also your Residence ID card.

Eat in

Residence dining includes:

  • Salad bar
  • Fruit bar
  • Burgers and fries
  • Wraps and sandwiches
  • Pizza
  • Hot meals that change daily
  • Live cooking station where food is cooked in front of you. Each night is different, i.e., pasta bowls, fancy salad bowls and burritos.

There is also a mini convenience store with snacks and last-minute items like toothbrushes and detergent.

Residence Parking

Students living in residence will have access to Lot 1 and do not have to use WebAdvisor to order their parking pass. Parking registration and pick-up will take place in GH110 at the University of Guelph-Humber Orientation and the first two weeks of class.

Applying to residence

3 important things to remember:

  1. You cannot apply to residence until you have an offer of admission.
  2. Once you have your offer of admission, apply as soon as possible. Space is allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. Applying is a two-step process that can take longer than a week to complete. Don’t leave it until the last minute. More details will be sent with your offer of admission.

Please note: Priority will be given to international students that require residence. Students are encouraged to apply for residence as soon as possible, as our system tracks the order in which students submit their application, and spaces will be offered to eligible students in that order.

Follow the link from the button below to get full information on residence application procedures. It is important that you check this information.

Residence application and rates  

Dates & deadlines:

  • Fall 2023 residence applications open February 2023 and close June 1, 2023. Please note: Although the June 1 application deadline has passed, residence continues to accept applications for students interested in joining a waitlist.  
  • Spring/summer 2023 residence applications open March 2023.

*You must apply for spring/summer and fall 2023 residence in two separate applications.

For international secondary school applicants only: If you're applying to start our Business program in January 2023, residence applications are due November 4, 2022.

More details about residence  
Three students using the kitchenFour students talking in a hallwayGroup of students in a common area

Interested in off-campus housing? Visit Humber's website   for helpful tips to guide your search.

How to Get Here

Our campus location makes commuting a great option.

The University of Guelph-Humber is on Humber’s North Campus in northwest Toronto. We are located just off Highway 427, south of Finch.

By public transit

Arrive steps from our front door. Ten routes that cross the GTA stop in the transit terminal loop on campus. Find out how you can connect to these routes. Bus routes may change at any time, please check the official websites for up-to-date transit information.

Brampton Transit/Zum  

  • 511/511A, C Züm Steeles
  • 11/11A Steeles
  • 50/50A Gore Road

Mississauga (MiWay) Transit  

  • 107 Malton Express
  • 22 Finch

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)  

  • 927 Highway 27 Express
  • 96 Wilson
  • 996 Wilson Express
  • 336 Finch West

York Region/VIVA  

  • 7 Martin Grove

GO Transit  

GO Transit does not come to campus but may be part of your transportation route.

Transit Pass

Each transit system has its own transit pass. Purchasing a transit pass will cost in the range of $990 to $1,230 for the academic year.

Download a transit app to help you navigate your trip to campus. Apps, such as Google Maps, Rocketman and Transit will create routes using multiple transit systems while telling you when your next bus will arrive and travel times.

By Car

The campus is easy to reach from Highways 407 and 409 (east/west) and 427 and 27 (north/south).

Parking is pay per use or you can purchase a permit. Spaces are limited. Permit parking can cost approximately $420 to $580 for the academic year.