U of G is committed to providing a safe environment where our community can study, research, work and live. Custodial Services’ cleaning protocols follow the recommendations of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and government agencies.  

Buildings and Facilities

U of G buildings are open and accessible. If you have concerns about accessibility or need accommodation, please contact the Office of Diversity and Human Rights at dhrinfo@uoguelph.ca.

Learn more about hours of operation and service availability on these websites:

Masks Up Spaces

Several areas on campus have been designated as Masks Up spaces. Masks must be worn when using these student study areas.

  • McLaughlin Library
    • Bookable study rooms
  • University Centre
    • 2nd Floor: 4 seats by the southwest stairwell (near UC Services office) and the northeast stairwell (near CFRU and CSA Clubs hallway)
    • 4th Floor: 4 seats by the northwest stairwell (near Hospitality Services office) and northeast stairwell (near UC 442)
  • Thornborough Building
    • South half of the Think Tank area
  • Reynolds Building
    • 23 seats in Reynolds 0001
    • 15 seats in Reynolds 3307
  • MacNaughton Building
    • 5th floor: undergrad student lounge area
  • Macdonald Hall
    • 1st floor bookable student study rooms
    • 2nd floor lounge
    • 3rd floor lounge
  • MacKinnon Building
    • Ground floor lounge
  • Summerlee Science Complex
    • Level Two:
      6 seats – Outside of Housekeeping Rm 2319, near second floor West Wing lvl elevator  
      8 seats – Outside of Rm 2106A, end of hallway
    • Level Three:
      4 seats – Outside of Rm 3113A/B, end of hallway 
      6 seats – Outside of Housekeeping Rm 3321, near West Wing lvl 3 elevator 
    • Level Four:
      4 seats – Outside of Rm 4113/4114, end of hall
      2 seats – Near North Wing Stairs (Lvl 4, Stair 1), close to Rm 4112

Research Spaces

U of G’s COVID-19 safety measures and practices apply in all research spaces. Learn more on the Research during COVID-19 page.


U of G continues to maintain high-quality ventilation standards.  Visit Building Readiness and Ventilation on the Physical Resources website for more information on current ventilation measures.


U of G’s residences are a home away from home for many of our students and an important aspect of community. Visit the Student Housing website for guidelines on living in residence during COVID-19.