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Multi-Faith Spaces

Several spaces on and near campus are available for quiet reflection, meditation, and prayer for individuals and small-to-medium sized groups. 

Feel free to contact the Coordinator of Multi-Faith Programs, Sonya Wu-Winter, swuwinte@uoguelph.ca with any questions, concerns or ideas about these multi-faith and prayer spaces.

Please review our latest update on Campus Prayer Spaces: Fall 2021 Covid-19 update on Campus Prayer Spaces.


On Campus

Raithby House

Raithby House

This charming old farmhouse in the centre of campus is home to the offices of Multi-Faith Programs and the Multi-Faith Resource Team, as well as Student Volunteer Connections.  There are also two meeting rooms for related programming and events, and a second-floor meditation room.  We look forward to being able to welcome students back to the warm and homey space of Raithby House soon.  In the meantime, discover the history of Raithby House.

Meditation Room

Raithby Meditation Room

With windows on three sides, this cozy and inviting room overlooking campus offers drop-in space for anyone looking for quiet and a place to pause in their day.

Multi-Faith Room

Multi-Faith Room

University Centre Room 533

The multi-faith space on the 5th Floor of the University Centre next to The Fifth Grad Student Lounge is available to individuals and groups for prayer, meditation or quiet reflection.  Currently open and available by reservation request.  Contact ucservices@uoguelph.ca to request room booking.


 

Mussalah

Mussalah (Muslim Prayer Room)

University Centre Room 008B

Located in the basement of the University Centre, the Mussalah is currently open to all campus members during University Centre hours for Muslim prayers.  Current maximum capacity is 22 people.  Nearby Wudu rooms are available.

Jummah prayers are also held on campus each Friday, hosted by the Muslim Students’ Association.  Find  the most up-to-date information on times and location here.

Wudu Room

Wudu Rooms

University Centre Rooms 002A and 006A

Two Wudu Rooms are available for ablution or ritual washing before Muslim prayers.

Arboretum Labyrinth

Arboretum Labyrinth

An outdoor labyrinth at the Arboretum, near the entrance closest to campus, is open to all.  The site was created with the help of the Ecumenical Campus Ministry.

Labyrinths are concentric walking paths used for the purposes of prayer, meditation, or quiet contemplation.  Many people find the slow rhythm of walking a helpful embodied practice that aids their mental well-being or spiritual expression.  Find out more about labyrinths.


Near Campus

Several spaces near campus serve as homes for various religious, spiritual or worldview campus groups supporting students.

Chabad House

Chabad House

81 College Avenue W

Welcome to Chabad of Guelph! This is your go-to place for ... well just about everything! Looking for a place to unwind? Hungry? Need some food for thought? Hoping to make new friends? Meet other Jews? Wondering about the meaning of life? We’re here for all that, and more. We’re located at 81 College Ave. West. Just 3 blocks from campus!

Newman Centre

Newman Centre

325 Gordon Street

Newman Centre Guelph is the spiritual home of Catholic students at the University of Guelph.  Located at 325 Gordon Street, the house was recently renovated and re-established as a Catholic Student Centre and Chaplaincy offices for students, faculty and staff at the University of Guelph. 

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