XV. General Information

University Centre

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.

University Centre Food Court opens early and closes late, offering a wide array of specialty shops including Nature's Best Vegetarian, Needa Pita, Mom’s Home Cooking and the Wokathon. Enhancing the variety are several popular brands: Subway, Starbucks, Made in Japan, Tim Horton’s, KFC and Yogen Fruz.

Earthworks Store with Ah So Sushi and the full service on-campus Post office is located in the University Centre beside the Food Court. Earthworks also carries greeting cards, office supplies, phone cards, snack items – including gluten free, bottled beverages and U of G giftware.

The Daily Grind with Booster Juice is a casual coffeehouse serving Williams Coffee and baked goods, toasted sandwiches, gourmet pizza plus an extensive selection of grab'n go sandwiches and salads. This is a great place to meet with friends, study, read or watch your favourite TV shows.

The Brass Taps (level 2), 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. Meal Plans accepted.

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.

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 0 the facilities include the Music Practice Room, the Off Campus Student Lounge, Mail Services, and Loading Dock with courier pick up and delivery service. Peter Clark Hall, meeting rooms 004 and 005 are located on this level and can be booked through the University Centre Administration Office.

Level 1 houses many businesses including a travel agency, a dentist, a chiropractor/massage therapist, U. C. Vision, Student Insurance Office, a hair salon, a sign making shop, a photographer and bank machines. Also located on Level 1 is the Guelph Resource Centre for Gender empowerment and Diversity, an information desk, the 103 meeting room and the various courtyard activities and sales.

On Level 2 of the University Centre, office space and operational facilities are provided for the University Centre Building Administration and the Central Student Association. Space and operational facilities are also provided for the various clubs and organizations of the Central Student Association, the Ontarion (a weekly campus tabloid newspaper) and CFRU-FM or Radio Gryphon. The CUPE 3913 office is also located on this level.

Levels 3 holds many meeting rooms which can be booked through the University Centre Administration office. The CUPE 1334 office is also located on this level. Administrative offices are located on this level and include the Office of Registrarial Services, Student Life, Undergraduate Academic Information Centre, Counselling and The Centre for Student's with Disabilities.

Level 4 North houses meeting rooms and the Steelworkers Union Office and Catering and Conference Services for the University.

Level 4 South houses the University's Administrative Offices.

Level 5 North houses the University Club (formerly the Faculty Club), the Graduate Students' Association and the Older-Than-Average Students Lounges. Other facilities include the Graduate Students' Association Administrative Office, the Chapel and the Professional Staff Association.

Level 5 South houses the University's Financial Services, Purchasing and Human Resources Departments.

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. 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 & Career Services, Student Life and Counselling Services 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.

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