University Centre Services

Welcome to the UNIVERSITY CENTRE - where the campus meets.

Building Hours:
Monday - Sunday 6:30 AM - 1:30 AM

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM (closed 12 noon - 1:15 pm)
Sat/Sun - Closed

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the University Centre Administration at the University of Guelph.

The University Centre (UC) mission is to provide a central focus point or central meeting place for all members of the University community – students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests. As the “Front Door” and “Main Street” of the campus, the UC strives to provide the resources necessary for social and cultural interaction among and within the different sectors of the University community. In addition, the UC provides services, conveniences and amenities that members of the University community require in their daily life on campus.

As part of our focus and commitment to provide social, recreational, educational and cultural activities which are not normally provided through the academic curriculum or other University services, the UC provides services through the management and operations of the following functional areas:

Brass Taps – Established in 1974, the Brass Taps, a fully licensed campus pub has been the University’s campus home for over 40 years. The Brass Taps offers great daily food and beverage selections, event food and beverage services at competitive prices, intimate concert performances, regular entertainment programs, guest lectures and special event hosting.

Programming/UC Events – UC Programming provides entertainment and cultural events, including Fairs and Performances, and short-term vendor rentals in the central courtyard. The flagship event of the UC is the annual juried Fair November Craft Show which is in its 42nd.Year.

Building Management - Manages the leases and associated services, including room reservations, table bookings in the central courtyard and locker rentals in addition to managing the physical aspects of the building.

Whether you are savouring one of our daily lunch/dinner features, enjoying a noon-hour concert or an evening musical performance, shopping at one of our vendor tables or are here to obtain services from one of the University’s central service departments located in the UC, I take this opportunity to welcome you to our beloved Centre and hope you enjoy the varied services, programs and amenities we offer.

Philip John
Acting Director, University Centre Administrations

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1