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Multi-Faith & Quiet 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, with any questions, concerns or ideas about these multi-faith and prayer spaces.


Raithby House

Raithby House

This charming old farmhouse in the centre of campus is home to Multi-Faith Programs and the Multi-Faith Resource Team, as well as Student Volunteer Connections. There are also two meeting rooms for programming and events, a Multi-Faith Library, and a second-floor meditation room. Drop by for a visit!

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.

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Multi-Faith Library

Located in Raithby House’s main room, the Multi-Faith Library is available for browsing and borrowing, and includes resources on spirituality, religious diversity, grief, and more.


Muslim Prayer Room (Mussalah)

University Centre Room 008B

Located in the basement of the University Centre, the Muslim Prayer Room is open to all campus members during University Centre hours for Muslim prayers. 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 by following the Guelph Muslim Students Association (MSA) on Instagram @guelphmsa.

wudu room

Wudu Rooms

University Centre Rooms 002A and 006A

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

uc multi-faith room

UC Multi-Faith Room

The multi-faith space on the 5th Floor of the University Centre next to The Lookout is available to individuals and groups for prayer, meditation or quiet reflection. 

Individuals are welcome to drop in. Contact to request room booking for groups.


Library Multi-Faith Prayer Room

The Library has a Multi-Faith Prayer Room, open to all faith groups. Members of the U of G community are welcome to drop in for a moment of quiet prayer or meditation.

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ANNU Quiet Room 173a

Hosted by the Department of Animal Biosciences and located in the Animal Wing of the ANNU Building, this quiet room can be booked via the ABSC website for quiet and personal activities such as prayer, lactation, baby care, meditation, sensory and mental health breaks.

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Summerlee Science Complex Quiet Space Room 1119

This space is set aside for quiet reflection, meditation, and prayer, to nurture the well-being and diverse spirituality of our campus community. You are welcome to use the materials provided. Please leave the space as you found it.

Near Campus

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


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.