The University Centre exists both as a service and community centre. The University Centre is governed by a Board composed of representatives from the University Centre user groups, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administration, staff and alumni. This group of people, appointed on a two-year basis, is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the University Centre's goals are met through policy and planning. Within the Centre, numerous administrative departments, commercial services, student organizations and programming facilities exist for the convenience and enjoyment of all members of the University Community. A wide variety of shops and services are located on the first floor of the University Centre surrounding an open courtyard.
Centre Six Food Court opens early and closes late, offering a wide array of specialty shops including favourite in house brands such as Nature's Best Vegetarian, Exhibition Cooking and the Wokathon. Enhancing the variety are several popular brands such as Tim Hortons, Second Cup, Taco Bell and KFC.
The Daily Grind is a friendly and comfortable coffee house serving Starbucks or Bridgehead coffees, gourmet sandwiches, salads, snacks and pastries. This is a great place to meet with friends, study, read or watch your favourite TV shows.
The Brass Taps Lounge (level two), with its relaxed atmosphere and excellent weekly entertainment line-up (never a cover!), is a favourite campus meeting spot. The Taps kitchen offers a wide range of daily specials and a menu geared to the many diverse appetites found on campus.
The Undergrad Lounge (formerly the BOO Sports Bar & Games Room) on Level 3 offers table games, darts, electronic amusement games and coin-op pool tables along with a large screen television within a smoke free environment.
The Programming Department offers a wide selection of entertainment and cultural events to the University Community. As well, this department offers students, staff and faculty assistance in setting up their own entertainment programs on campus. The Performance Season features concerts and plays held both on and off campus at such locations as the River Run Centre, War Memorial Hall and Peter Clark Hall. In 1998 a performance of the world renown Vienna Choir Boys was sponsored in the Church of Our Lady Immaculate in downtown Guelph. Other performances have included the "Wingfield" plays, Leahy, John McDermott and Ashley McIsaac. Peter Clark Hall hosts user group functions which have featured concerts such as Tea Party, Spirit of the West, Sloan and novelty acts such as mentalist Mike Mandel.
The Programming Office presents a number of weekend fairs of interest to students, faculty and staff. The most successful and popular of these has proven to be Fair November, our annual fall Craft Show.
On Level 2 of the University Centre, office space and operational facilities are provided for various clubs and organizations including the Central Student Association, the Ontarion (a weekly campus tabloid newspaper) and CFRU-FM or Radio Gryphon.
The University Club (formerly the Faculty Club), the Graduate Students' Association and the Older-Than-Average Students have lounges on Level 5 of the University Centre. Other facilities include the Music Practice Room, the T.V. Lounge or the Quiet Reading Lounge. Administrative offices are located on Levels 3, 4 and 5 of the University Centre including the Office of Registrarial Services, Office of Student Affairs, Cooperative Education Services, Counselling and Student Resource Centre and Financial Services. The University Centre is a meeting place for people engaged in a wide spectrum of activities. It is the focal point or "living room" for the University Community and was built for the benefit of its many user groups.
© 2003 Office of Registrarial Services, University of Guelph