CHEM 150

Registration is now closed, but you can still attend the Open House without having registered. Head to the check-in table near Chem Stores in SSC.

Open House:

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024 | Time: 10 am - 4 pm 

Location: Summerlee Science Complex and MacNaughton Building

Please enter through the main doors of SSC and follow the signs to check in at the registration table near Chem Stores.


Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024 | Time: 6 pm

Location: Waasamowin (formerly the Atrium), Summerlee Science Complex

June 10th Update: Join 125 members of the Department of Chemistry and their families for the Open House and 52 members for the Celebration Dinner!

Celebrating a legacy of chemical education, innovation and discovery at the University of Guelph

On May 1, 1874 the Province of Ontario purchased 480 acres of farmland to create what was then known as the Ontario School of Agriculture. While there was no formal College of Engineering and Physical Sciences as there is now, the topics of chemistry were widely taught in the humble beginnings of what would go on to become the University of Guelph.

To commemorate 150 years of chemistry at the University of Guelph, the Department of Chemistry is hosting a day full of chemistry fun for students, alumni, staff and faculty (past and present). This fun filled event will include activities for all ages, friendly chemistry competitions, opportunities to network, treats, swag and more.

Save the Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024 |Time:10 am - 4 pm with dinner to follow

Location: Summerlee Science Complex and MacNaughton Building

If you would like to sponsor this event, please reach out to:

What to Expect

There will be activities all day long and spead out throughout the Summerlee Science Complex and MacNaughton Building. Go at your own pace and take in many different activities including:

  • Chemistry Show by Dr. Rob Reed
  • Liquid nitrogen ice cream
  • Mole stroll (6.02 km walk)
  • Trivia and Jeopardy-style games
  • Lab and facility tours
  • Chemistry games
  • Make and take crafts:
    • crochet moles
    • pompom moles
    • Lego experiment
    • Chromatography butterflies
  • Museum of relics
  • Photobooth with noteable scientists!
  • And more!!


Reserve a U of G Chemistry sweater for pick up at the Open House too. Complete this form to reserve yours now.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you would like to volunteer at the event, please email Kate and Tiffany: