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U of G's Set for September emails help you prepare for your classes and experiences this fall. Remote and face-to-face classes begin this week! Here are a few reminders to help make your semester a success.

If you don't need to be on campus, please stay home to help keep our community safe. If you are planning to come to campus, you must visit the Before You Return page of the Return to Campuses website and complete the required training and screening first.

Physical distancing and wearing a face covering

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, you are required to wear a face covering when you are on campus. Whether you are inside or outside, if you are unable to maintain 2 metres of distance from others, you should wear a face covering.

Learn more about face covering rules and accommodations on our Return to Campuses website.

Limited access to campus buildings

The University is working to make safe on-campus study space available to students. Currently, students who need study space can access the University Centre and the McLaughlin Library, both of which have reduced their capacity to support physical distancing. More information on available study space will be shared soon.
This fall, access to U of G academic buildings and instructional spaces where face-to-face teaching takes place will be restricted. Only students and instructors registered for learning activities in a specific building will be able to access the space. Students enrolled in classes and labs must swipe their U of G student ID cards to enter these spaces. If you are not enrolled in a learning activity in a specific building, you will not be able to access the space.

No charge for parking at the start of the semester

Parking Services is finalizing permit sales and parking lot designations for the fall semester. In the meantime, there is no charge to park on campus. If you plan to park on campus this fall, set up or update your account today.

Until permit sales begin, you can park in any yellow or red lot on campus, as long as you follow standard parking regulations (e.g., park in marked spaces, do not park in tow-away zones, use accessible parking spots only if you have an accessible permit). Black lots are reserved.

For more information, email questions@parking.uoguelph.ca.

Textbook troubles? Try course reserves

Do you have your textbooks yet? If you were running late with your textbook order, or prefer a digital option, the ARES Course Reserve system may be a good solution.

Through ARES, instructors can provide enrolled students with access to course materials like textbook excerpts or articles. Use ARES to look up materials for your courses and see what digital options are available.

U of G is now a cashless campus

Next time you're making a purchase on campus, don't forget to bring your card. To provide an extra layer of safety during the pandemic, cash will no longer be accepted for payments on the Guelph campus. Use your U of G student card to pay with your U of G meal plan or choose debit or credit.

The cash-free environment includes the library, dining outlets, the University Bookstore, parking and all independent commercial stores in the University Centre.

Taking care of yourself with Student Wellness

This fall, U of G's Student Wellness offers you important health and wellness supports remotely and in-person.

  • Access to physicians, nurses, counsellors, accessibility service advisors, sexual violence support staff, dietitians and more. In-person doctor appointments and same-day visits are available if needed. Visit wellness.uoguelph.ca or call 519-824-4120, Ext. 52131, to book an appointment.
    Online, by phone or in-person

  • Wellness Navigator assistance to help determine next steps, and the best supports to meet your needs. Visit wellness.uoguelph.ca or call 519-824-4120, Ext. 52131.
    Online or by phone

  • Physio, chiro, massage therapies and more from the Health and Performance Centre.

  • Health and well-being events from the Wellness Education and Promotion team.

  • Peer-to-peer supportive listening and resources from the Student Support Network.

Visit wellness.uoguelph.ca for a full list of supports and services.

Get tech support at home or on campus

U of G's IT tech support team is available on campus or remotely. If you need help with your computer or accessing U of G computing systems:

Find IT Help Desk hours of service online.

If you need to access U of G's computer network from home, learn about changes to and choices for our Virtual Private Network connection.

First-year students: Build your community with Gryphons Nest!

Welcome to our newest Gryphons! We're so excited that you're part of the U of G family and hope that you are enjoying O-Week. Don't forget to check out Gryphons Nest to help you form friendships and succeed in your studies no matter where you are. We're here for you!

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 coming to campus. 

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