Services & Discounts

Employees are an integral part of the University community. The University of Guelph provides a range of programs that assist faculty and staff in achieving a balance among work, personal and family commitments.

We proudly offer many resources, benefits, services and programs that promote a healthier University of Guelph, and we encourage you to learn more about and take advantage of those that meet your needs.

The links below will direct you to relevant services to employees.


The Arboretum offers a pleasant stroll or a study of the fabulous diversity in plants. It is a great place for weddings, dinner theatre or memorial services and dedications. It offers Docent-led tours as well as naturalist / horticulturist-led tours throughout the year. A wide array of adult and children's educational programs are also offered covering art, botany, gardening and wildlife.

Campus Safety Office

The Campus Safety Office is committed to providing the University of Guelph with a safe environment conducive to the goals of education and research. In partnership with the community, the Campus Safety Office provides services that endeavour to prevent crime and solve problems that affect students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Child Care and Learning Centre

The Child Care and Learning Centre has been providing care and education for young children since 1990.

Computing and Communications Services

Computing and Communications Services provides a wide range of IT and communications services and support to the University of Guelph community: on campus network and internet connectivity, email, phones, website publishing and software downloads.

Hospitality Services

Hospitality Services is the recognized leader for quality and innovation in Canadian University food services.  Hospitality Services is a self-supporting, break-even Department that manages numerous dining facilities and retail shops on campus. Faculty and Staff can save on purchases through the Express Plus Account.

Human Resources

Human Resources supports the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research and community service through the provision of quality HR programs and resources.

Diversity and Human Rights Office

The role of the Human Rights and Equity Office is to help maintain an environment within which all persons, regardless of their personal characteristics, feel that they are treated with dignity and respect.


The McLaughlin Library is at the centre of campus life – students are forever coming and going as they pursue their post-secondary education. In fact, on a busy day more than 12,000 people use the McLaughlin library, and more than 1 million visit annually.  Your University of Guelph ID card is your library card. Your patron data is automatically added to the Library's patron database.

Parking Services

Parking Services manage the multi-facility parking system for the University of Guelph community and its visitors. The Department also plays a key role in the test of parking policies, procedures and the parking and traffic regulations. This includes initiating controls to safeguard the University’s legal liability and contractual obligations with regular users and outside agencies engaged to support this function.

Department of Athletics

The Department of Athletics contributes to the education process, by delivering a diverse spectrum of physical activities, encompassing instruction self-directed recreation, group endeavours, lifestyle & health initiatives, and high performance opportunities. Staff and faculty can purchase memberships and participate in fitness programs at the Athletic facility.

University of Guelph Bookstore

For Books, Clothing, Stationery, Gifts and much more!