Workshops and Events

GryphLife has up-to-date listing of our workshop and event offerings.

We provide student tenants and landlords with resources and skill-building opportunities to be successful in the rental housing experience. From community events like Right Foot Forward, to finding a place through the Rental Housing Fair, to workshops on living off campus, tenant rights, and the student rental market. To learn more about our current workshop offerings, visit us on GryphLife.

Rental Housing Fair

We host housing fair events each year.  This is a great opportunity to check in with landlords about what they have for rent - all at one time, in one place!  Keep up-to-date on GryphLife to find out event details.

Tenant Rights Workshop

Sometimes finding your way as a tenant in the often unfamiliar arena of tenant rights and provincial legislation can seem like a challenge. This workshop will guide you in the process of learning more about your rights as a tenant and what the responsibilities of your landlord are. The facilitators will draw on case examples to provide practical information about tenant rights, landlord responsibilities, and how the Residential Tenancies Act protects you. We’ll cover common questions and common misinformation about maintenance and repairs, leases, pets, your right to privacy, and reasons for eviction. This workshop will also cover the steps that you can take to address landlord-tenant issues through the resources available to you on campus and in the community.

Finding A Place Off Campus - What's Your Plan?

Location! Location! Location! What’s your plan to find the perfect off-campus rental for you? Get the inside track to finding your own place and set your house hunting plan in motion. This session will focus on insider tips to succeed in the Guelph rental market, where to find rental listings, the personality of neighbourhoods around campus, and tips on what to look for before signing a lease. You will also learn about the campus and community resources that are available to assist you with planning a positive and successful house hunting experience.

Are you moving to Guelph or looking for a workshop for your section of residence?  Email our Off Campus Living Peer Helpers at ocl@uoguelph.ca

Right Foot Forward

Each September, as part of Project Serve, Off-Campus Living teams up with with volunteers and staff, including  City of Guelph, Guelph Police, Guelph Fire Fighters, neighbourhood residents, students, and University representatives to welcome students into off-campus neighbourhoods and share information with them about life in Guelph.

For more information, contact us

Kathryn Hofer
Manager, Off Campus Living
Office Location:University Centre, Level 1
Phone:519-824-4120 x56276