The University of Guelph extends sincere thanks to our first responders and community partners, including the City of Guelph, for their efforts during Homecoming this weekend.  

“U of G takes pride in the relationship we have with our local community,” said president Dr. Charlotte Yates. “We are grateful to Guelph Police, Guelph Fire, paramedics, the hospital and our Campus Safety Office for their hard work and commitment.” 

She said the University is disappointed with the large, unsanctioned and illegal gathering on Chancellor’s Way, including the behaviour that was displayed by many in attendance. The University of Guelph does not condone this behaviour. Such gatherings put people at risk, strain University and City resources and are burdensome to our neighbours. 

U of G will continue to work collaboratively with our students, the City of Guelph, first responders, neighbourhood associations and other key community partners to address the serious concerns associated with large, unsanctioned and illegal gatherings. 

The actions of some this weekend distracted us from the many wonderful and important contributions the University and our students make to the vibrancy of this community daily.