If all registered students were on site at the same time, the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus would be the third most populous city in the province. For students new to the campus, just locating and keeping on top of all the things to see and do here can be hard. With this in mind, here is a brief list of places to visit on campus.
Places to Eat:
The Greenhouse Café, located along the tunnel system near the Fletcher Argue building. The mini-pizza here consistently gains rave reviews.
espresso 101, in the Robert B. Schultz lecture theatre. You can find delicious fair trade coffee, espresso and tea, as well as an assortment of snacks.
Degrees Diner, second-floor University Centre. The menu has a wide-range of items that will suit all tastes, plus they have Fort Garry and Half Pints on tap.
The Robson Hall Law library is the perfect place if you’re just looking to get away from distractions and silently hit the books.
St. John’s College Library. Same reasons as above.
The Icelandic Reading Room on the third-floor of the Dafoe Library. Although this room closes earlier then the rest of the library, it has one of the best studying atmospheres anywhere on campus.
The arts and science lounges, in the Fletcher Argue and Armes buildings, respectively, screen free movies on projector screens to enjoy on the comfortable leather couches.
IQ’s Billiards Hall. Located on the second-floor of the University Centre, relatively cheap pool, a good selection of quick snacks, an arcade and a spot with couches and a big screen TV, make IQ’s the perfect place to relax and kill time between classes.
The Black Hole theatre in the bottom level of University College presents lunchtime plays by the Black Hole theatre company. If you are looking to indulge in some culture, this is worth a visit.
The Gallery of Student Art (GOSA), just down the way from the Manitoban office at 105 University Centre, exhibits the very best of student art on campus. Although its only open for four hours on weekdays, (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) you can appreciate your fellow student’s work almost anytime. The walls are made of glass.