Visitor's Guide

Johnston Green

Campus Tours
Meet faculty. Learn about Student Services. Check out the lecture halls. Try the food. Tour the campus. Get to know us! We offer sessions for students, teachers, families and parents - as well as our regular campus tours.

Historical Walking Tour
This self-guided walking tour will lead you through history, visiting significant buildings that bear the names of those who have made invaluable contributions to the development of the University of Guelph.

College Royal
College Royal is the largest university open house event of its kind North America. Each March, the University of Guelph is opened to the general public in a campus-wide open house that attracts over 30,000 visitors every year. College Royal is a student run and organized event that involves some 3000 volunteers each year. Whether you are a member of the general public curious to see what goes on at the "university on the hill", or a student looking to become involved, we invite you to join us.

The Arboretum
The 165-hectare Arboretum, which once consisted largely of fields used for test plots for Ontario Agriculture College students and faculty, is now home to 17,947 plant collections, wetlands, nature trails and a memorial forest.

The Arboretum is a place for faculty to conduct research, as well as being home to research activity such as the Ontario Tree Atlas Project and the Elm Recovery Project. It also provides a 'classroom' for fine art and landscape architecture students and is a place for the University and local communities to come and walk, run and unwind.

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Guelph's Macdonald Stewart Art Centre houses seven galleries in a renovated turn-of-the-century building. Located right on campus, the Centre is internationally recognized for its Inuit drawings, 21-piece sculpture park, contemporary art exhibitions and the university collection, which covers three centuries of Canadian art. Changing exhibitions featuring both contemporary and historical art and design are shown throughout the year. The Centre also presents regular lectures and artist talks.