Commuter Students

Welcome Commuter Students!

Welcome to the commuter resource page! My name is Katie McLean and I am the Commuter Experience & Rental Living Coordinator. I have lived in Guelph since 2011 and have lived off campus for seven of those years. I am always working on creative ways to improve student success and help our off-campus students feel welcome and supported. In addition to the work that I do, I also supervise two Peer Helper teams in Off-Campus Living who run events and workshops for commuter students and provide one-on-one rental and tenant advising. If you have questions or suggestions, contact me at or

Commuter Engagement Peer Helper Team

Our Commuter Engagement Peer Helper Team is here to help commuter students feel more engaged and find a sense of belonging on campus through events and activities that they coordinator just for commuters. Not sure if you're considered a commuter? You are if you live off-campus, inside or outside of Guelph! Connect with us to find out more!

Commuter Student Residence

Every year, as rooms in residence become available, Student Housing Services opens up a Commuter Student Residence for short-term stays. You'll typically see this service become available after Thanksgiving.  Private rooms include internet access, bed linens, and more.  This is a perfect option for commuters after a long evening of group work on campus.  For more information visit

Get Involved

From the Off-Campus University Student (OCUS) organization to intramurals to clubs, there are a lot of options for getting involved.  Check out some options here:

GO Transit, Presto, and Greyhound - Information Desk, UC

Whether you are a daily or weekend commuter, the Information Desk will help you to determine the best service and route for your destination.

Guelph Transit Bus Pass for UofG students

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Guelph, you have access to Guelph Transit services through your Universal Bus Pass (UBP).  More information is available through the Central Student Association website.  


Locker rentals are available in 4 different buildings on campus:

  • University Centre (UC)
    • Locker rentals are administered by the University Centre Administration office on the second floor of the centre.  You can find more information on the University Centre website.
  • MacKinnon Building
    • Locker rentals are administered by the MacKinnon Building Porter.  You can contact the Porter in person by vising the Porter's office inside the front entrance of the building or by calling 519-824-4120 ext. 53860.
  • Athletics
    • Lockers are available for daily use (free) and membership rental (for a fee).  You can find out more at the Athletics website.
  • Thornborough / Engineering Building
    • Lockers in this building can be rented by Engineering students.  These students receive information about the building's rental policy directly.

Meal Plan for Commuters

The Ultra Food Plan is availability through Hospitality Services and has been designed specifically for off-campus students.   You can find out more information at the Hospitality website.

Parking Services

You can manage your Parking Services account online, which means you can purchase your parking pass online rather than waiting in line to pay.  Visit for more information. 

Rental Living

Rental Living programs through Off-Campus Living offer rental resources, workshops, events, tenant advising, and a rental listing service.