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What’s open on both campuses

Below find the status of campus services and businesses, updated Sept. 8, 2021.

Take time to review our UM Return-to-campus FAQs.

You can also see our COVID update story and UM’s COVID website for more information.

Additional resources

Stay safe on campus: See UM safety resources.

See more about University services on campus.

See information about mail and other essential onsite services during Covid buildings closure.

Also see: UM’s COVID-19 webpage for safety protocols and general information.


What’s open, what’s not

Classes and approved research activities continue to be conducted on UM campuses. 

Student supports: The Academic advising, Student Counselling Centre, Student Advocacy and Case Management, Student Services at Bannatyne Campus, Spiritual Care and other services are open for telephone or email appointments and online services. Students may also access the alternative resources listed on the Student Counselling Centre’s webpage.

UMSU Student Service Centre and G.P.A.’s campus convenience store are open and following the current restrictions. Hours are weekdays 10am-4pm.


Student Residences

Remain open and operational in their current state.

Welcome Centre, Parking & Transportation Services

The Welcome Centre is now open to the public Monday to Friday 10am–2pm. Online and telephone services are available Monday to Friday 8:30am–4:30pm.

Staff parking permit fees were reinstated Sept. 1, with parking options. Student permits went on sale starting in August.

See Parking & Transportation Services

Fitness facilities

Facilities are open at limited capacity including Active Living Centre (Fort Garry campus), Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (Bannatyne campus), Frank Kennedy Centre, Joyce Fromson Pool.

As of Friday, September 3, in accordance with public health restrictions, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status and government-issued identification is required at entry to UM sport and recreational facilities for:

  • all users of UM’s gyms/fitness/workout facilities, aged 12 years and older
  • all participants in recreational/sport programs aged 18 and older (verification of age may be requested)
  • all guardians/spectators accompanying recreational/sport program participants 17 years and younger
  • all spectators over the age of 12 who are attending Bisons home games. Children 11 years and younger must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

At this time only those who can provide proof of approved COVID-19 vaccination status will be admitted. 3-ply masks are required indoors at all times, as well as outdoor when physical distance cannot be maintained. 

See Rec Services website for hours of operation.



The following libraries are open for individual study space and Archives is open by appointment. See the Libraries COVID-19 updates for more details.

Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Fort Garry Campus 
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday 
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 

Sciences & Technology Library, Machray Hall, Fort Garry Campus 
8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday only 

Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library, Bannatyne Campus
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday 
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 
Note: Access to Bannatyne campus is limited to only those with swipe card access.

Archives & Special Collections, Dafoe Library 
By appointment only, Tuesdays and  Thursdays. Contact Archives.

NOTE: There is currently no printing available in the libraries. We anticipate being able to make it available sometime this Fall.



The Fort Garry Bookstore continues to operate for in-store shopping and online order pickups, following current public health orders. Delivery off-campus is also available. See store hours.

The Health Sciences Bookstore at the Bannatyne campus is closed to in-store shopping but open for online shopping with pick-up at Fort Garry Bookstore in University Centre.

If picking up your order, please ensure you have received your Ready for Pick-up Confirmation Email.

Shop online at the Fort Garry Bookstore.

Shop online at the Health Sciences Bookstore.


Other University Centre Businesses

The Focal Point Optician is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 204-474-7090 to book an appointment.

Cell Mechanics in University Centre is currently closed.

World Safari Travel Agency in University Centre is currently closed.

UC Pharmacy: Pharmacy in UMSU University Centre remains open as an essential service, with limited capacity. Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

UC Postal Outlet: Located within the UC Pharmacy and as another essential service, open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

University Health Services (UHS); see the UHS website for more information

You can also check current information on the University Centre website.


Other places on campus

St. Paul’s masses resumed on Sunday, August 29. 

School of Art Gallery is open to the public Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm by appointment. Please book by emailing gallery [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or calling 204-474-9322.


Food and Beverage Services

University Centre & Campo
  • Degrees has reopened. See hours and information.
  • CAMPO (Subway, Grill, Pizza/Salad combo) re-opened August 16.
Other places to eat
  • Tim Hortons EITC reopened August 16.
  • Active Living Centre Starting Block Cafe reopened September 7.
  • Bookstore and Dafoe Starbucks reopens in October.
  • Food service in Armes, Drake, Education, and Fletcher Argue remain closed.
  • See campus services for more information on what’s open.
  • Daily Bread Café (St. John’s) is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in compliance with public health orders.
  • Pizza Joe’s is closed.
  • Belltower Cafe (St. Paul’s): Closed for the summer; reopens Sept. 13.
Bannatyne Campus
  • Bannatyne Starbucks and Flex Station re-opened August 23.
  • Tim Horton’s Bannatyne is open for take-out only. Hours of operation are weekdays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
  • Most Bannatyne campus food services are closed. See more info here.
  • The Brodie Centre Atrium is a designated lunch space on Bannatyne campus, with space restrictions in place.

See current information about University services and UM’s COVID-19 updates webpage.

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