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U of G's Set for September emails help you prepare for your classes and experiences this fall. Whether you are studying on-campus or remotely, know what U of G services are available to you!

Accessing the Library this Fall

The McLaughlin Library looks forward to welcoming you back starting Sept. 10. The first two floors of the building will be accessible to current students, faculty and staff. To help with physical distancing, a maximum of 209 people can be in the library at one time. Please visit the library only if you need in-person services or facilities.

What's available in-person at the library?

When you're on campus this fall, you will be able to visit the library in person for:

  • Study space and computers
  • Printing and scanning
  • Book pickup and return
  • Print course reserves


Starting Sept. 10, the library's hours are:

  • Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

What to expect when you visit

There are steps you must take before you visit the library to help keep our community safe. Learn more on U of G's Return to Campuses website.

When you're at the library, you will need to:

  • Enter through the accessible entrance (to the right of the main doors) on Winegard Walk
  • Use your U of G student ID card to enter the building
  • Wear a face covering and maintain 2m of physical distance
  • Disinfect your workspace before and after use with provided supplies

For more information on what the library has to offer, how to prepare for your visit and what to expect, visit the library's website.

Athletics Centre: Ready to Welcome You Back

The U of G Athletics Centre will begin its phased reopening on Aug. 27. They are excited to welcome you back!

There are steps you must take before you visit the Athletics Centre to help keep our community safe. Learn more on U of G's Return to Campuses website.

From Aug. 27 to 30, you can visit the Athletics Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for:

  • Client services (also available by phone at 519-824-4120, Ext. 56253)

Starting Aug. 31, the Athletics Centre will be open for: 

  • Reserved access to fitness centre cardio and weight equipment*
  • Some recreational activities

    *membership required


The Athletics Centre will operate with reduced hours this fall. Learn more about the Athletics Centre's hours online.

What to expect when you visit

Use of the Athletics Centre will be a bit different than when you were last on campus:

  • To access the fitness centre, register and book your time online at uoguel.ph/fcbooking - enter through the Garney Henley entrance. 
  • Face coverings are required while in the building but can be removed while you are using equipment.
  • Change rooms are closed until Phase 4 (date to be determined).

Learn more about what's open and what to expect on the Athletics Centre's COVID-19 website.

Undergrads: Academic Advisor Appointments

This fall, program counsellors (linked to your degree program) and faculty advisors (linked to your specialization) will continue to offer services, including advising appointments, online and by phone

Visit the Undergraduate Academic Information Centre website to find contact information for your program counsellor and faculty advisor. Or, try the Contact Us feature in the lower right corner of the UAIC website.

Do You Need a University of Guelph Student ID Card?

If you are new to U of G and need a University of Guelph student ID card, order yours online by Aug. 31. Students living in residence will receive their ID card in their welcome package when they arrive.

Learn how on the Student ID Card website.

More to Come

Further updates on what to expect in the face-to-face or online classroom, safety measures on campus, parking, study space, tools for your success and more will be shared in the weeks ahead. We're Set for September!

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 participating in face-to-face learning on campus. 

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