Athletics Memberships, Programs, Rentals and Summer Update

The Department of Athletics has now cancelled all events and external business until July 1. This includes registered programs, fitness memberships and facility rentals. An email with information about credits and refunds for cancelled rentals, programs and memberships has been distributed. At this time, there are no impacts to summer programs scheduled to start after July 5.

Learn more on the Department of Athletics COVID-19 website.


Faculty and Staff: New FAQs on Leaves of Absence for Those Unable to Work

Human Resources has posted new FAQs about optional emergency leaves of absence available to those who are unable to work as a result of COVID-19 (e.g., prevented from working, ill or in quarantine, needing to provide child care, etc.).

Visit the Employment FAQs on U of G’s COVID-19 website to learn more about these leaves of absence and other options.


Students: Housing Available On-Campus This Summer

University of Guelph students who are living off-campus with a lease that is ending, or who cannot go home due to travel restrictions or self-isolation, can apply to live on-campus this summer. Applications are being accepted for spaces in our East Village Townhouse community, two people per townhouse (private washroom).

Learn more on the Student Housing website.


Faculty and Staff: Options for Your Out-of-Office Auto-reply

With many U of G employees working from home and responding to emails regularly, departments may find they no longer need the standard COVID-19 out-of-office auto-reply that was provided in mid-March.

Talk to your supervisor about the best strategy for your unit. Options include:

  • Using the updated auto-reply message from the Employment COVID-19 FAQ page
  • Customizing the updated auto-reply message for your unit
  • Discontinuing use of the auto-reply all together, provided you are able to respond to email messages during business hours (e.g., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Learn more on the Employment COVID-19 FAQ page.


GenEQ Compiles Writings on Gender Equity During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic holds important implications for gendered inequalities. Gender affects how COVID-19 is experienced and managed for individuals and within families, organizations and communities. These differences both exacerbate and transform gender inequalities in these various realms such that their effects will ripple into the years to come. The GenEQ advisory committee has collected academic and popular writings that present gendered analyses of the pandemic.

Learn more on the GenEQ website.


The University’s COVID-19 website is your best source of information on U of G’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.