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COVID-19 updates and resources

Services and supports

Mount Royal University’s resources are available to help students, faculty and staff navigate the new teaching and learning environment by providing support and resources through alternative delivery methods.


Where to get textbooks and resources

The University Library

MRU’s Subject Specialists can be reached via email or text to assist students through research-based projects. Contactless pickup as well as digitization requests are available for students to gain access to hardcopy library materials.

Cougars Campus Store

Beginning January 4, 2021, the Cougars Campus Store will be open for in-person shopping by appointment only. On-campus pickup by appointment and additional shipping options continue to be available. All appointments will be limited based on Government of Alberta capacity restrictions. Students are encouraged to place their textbook orders online early to beat the winter rush and avoid delays.

Visit the Remote Services & Supports page for detailed instructions for in-person shopping, on-campus pickup, returns, shipping, order fulfillment, OneCards, textbooks, print services, sponsored student information and more.

On campus dining

Students can enjoy delicious takeout meals at The Table, located on the second level of Main Street, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free coffee is available until Feb. 26 by downloading the free Boost mobile ordering app. Find out more.

Select food vendors in Wyckham House are also open for takeaway service only. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from various vending machines located around campus. When eating or drinking, please physically distance. This typically means only one person should sit at a table, unless individuals are from the same family.

Where to park and transit information

Parking is available in Lot 2 and the East Gate parkade. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes and then a significantly reduced flat rate of $5 per day applies. Payment is contactless using the HotSpot app (fees apply). Pay stations are not running.

Employees can purchase a parking permit for Lots 3 and A using the MRU Parking Portal. 2020/21 parking permits in Lot 3 and Lot A are temporary.

Reduced parking rates and available lots are continuously under review and subject to change. For full details on parking and the payment process, visit the parking and transportation website.

Since Mount Royal University will continue with alternative delivery formats in the Winter 2021 semester, the U-Pass program will be deferred until Fall 2021. Students will not be charged any fees for U-Pass this winter. For students who need to purchase transit passes, the Students' Association is offering 40% off the regular price. Please visit the U-Pass page on the parking and transportation website for more information.

Which services for students, faculty and staff are open?

(see links for contact information)
(Monday to Friday)
or online appointments
In-person appointments Location
Academic Advising 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Academic Development Centre 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Access and Inclusion Services 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admissions and Recruitment 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Career Services 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Continuing Education and Conservatory Registration 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cougars Campus Store
- Textbooks
- OneCard
- Parking
- Printing
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Table 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Second floor, Main Street
Early Support 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Health Services Medical Clinic 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U220
Information Technology Services 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Monday – Thursday)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Iniskim Centre 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Monday – Thursday); 8 a.m – 5 p.m. (Friday); 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (weekends); Extended hours 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Dec. 14 to 18 and 21.

First floor opens Aug. 24 Riddell Library and Learning Centre (EL)
MRU Injury & Prevention Clinic 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U224
Recreation 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Recreation Centre
Registrar’s Office 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Residence 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (effective Aug. 31) Email only West Residence, building B
Student Awards and Financial Aid 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Student Community Standards 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Student Counselling Services 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Student Learning Services 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


What buildings are open, to whom and when?

Most areas on campus have limited or no public access. Students who are participating in an approved in-person course and employees who are part of an approved reopening plan may come to campus. All other students and employees are asked to not come to campus unless necessary.

Building Hours open Access point OneCard access Intercom access
Lincoln Park Main Building (public access to Health Services and MRU Injury & Prevention Clinic) Mon. to Fri.
7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
West Gate and East Gate Yes Yes
Arts Building (EA) Mon. to Fri.
7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Doors closest to RLLC Yes No
Bissett Building (EB) Mon. to Fri.
7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Doors closest to parkade Yes No
Recreation wing (Recreation facilities and entrance closed) Mon. to Fri.
7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Access via West Gate or East Gate only Yes Yes
Wyckham House (public access to Wyckham Pharmacy and Dental Choice) Mon. to Fri.
7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Access via West Gate Yes Yes
Riddell Library and Learning Centre (EL) Mon. to Thurs. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; On weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Extended hours 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 14 to 18 and 21. Access to the first floor of the RLLC will be available through the west entrance for all new and returning students. Yes No
Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts (ED) Closed
Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning (EC) Closed with very limited access to some employees and students in select programs.
Residences Only open to residents