The following updates are provided by the Return-to-Campuses steering committee.

The University of Guelph continues to prioritize physical distancing. Access to the Guelph campus remains limited to those approved to be on campus. For now, staff, faculty and graduate students able to work from home will continue to do so. Please do not come to campus unless you are conducting approved work, research, or teaching preparations.

As we near the start of the fall semester, the University of Guelph is preparing to partially reopen select spaces and services on campus. When classes resume, if you don’t need to be on campus, please consider staying home to help keep our community safe.

Fall Dining Options

The following on-campus dining options will be available as of Sept. 3:

  • University Centre
    • Chef’s Hall options: Tim Horton’s, The Grill House, Pizza Pizza, Mom’s Kitchen, Nature’s Best, Needa Pita
    • Starbucks
    • Subway
    • Brass Taps (dine-in)
  • Lennox Addington – LA Cafe – including Starbucks
  • East Side Cafe and Grocery (grab-and-go)
  • Second Cup – College and Gordon location (grab-and-go)
  • OVC Cafe (grab-and-go)
  • Gryph N’ Grille
  • The Bullring (opening Sept. 10 for grab-and-go service)

Visit the Hospitality Services website for their food and retail shopping hours of operation. Visit the UC Services website for Brass Taps Pub and building information.

More information on the availability of dine-in seating in the University Centre and in other dining spots will be available soon.

Study Space

The following buildings will be open to provide study space to students:

  • University Centre
  • McLaughlin Library

Information on building hours, booking space and a complete list of study spaces will be available soon.

Keep in mind that, following government directives, building capacities will be reduced. Those using these study spaces should follow signage indicating available seating and maintain physical distance from others.

Building Access

Some campus buildings will be accessible only during scheduled classes and only to students and instructors registered in those classes.

Residence buildings will be accessible only to students living in those buildings. No guests or visitors are allowed in residence buildings at this time.

More information on classroom and building access will be available soon via our COVID-19 Update emails the University’s Return to Campuses website.

More to Come

Stay up-to-date with the University’s Return to Research framework and learn how its protocols apply to you.

Further updates on what to expect in the classroom, safety measures on campus, library and athletic services and more will be shared in the weeks ahead.

The University’s COVID-19 website is your best source of information on U of G’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Return to Campuses website provides essential information for those approved to be on campus.