Stop 6: Main Quad

Welcome to Main Quad, one of the busiest places on campus. It may not be busy right now, but come September you’ll see what we mean!. If you’re ever asking anyone for directions, Quad will often be used to help describe a building’s location.

Here you will often see events, people promoting clubs and students on their way to class. And in December the trees are lit up with a beautiful display of lights. Overall, this is a nice place to take a stop, sit on the grass or the benches and admire the buildings and nature around you. Especially while it’s still warm out! Perhaps you can even meet someone new, start a conversation and have lunch together. Need a conversation starter? Ask someone what their favourite place on campus is. Students always have varying opinions.

Take a few minutes to examine the buildings around you and the quick pathways to them. (A series of images of all the buildings). To the north is CCIS, to the west is the Engineering quad and to the east is the Chemistry Building and CAB (the Central Academic Building). Do you have any classes in the buildings that you can spot from here? Students from residence will often have to cut through Main Quad to get to class. When walking to classes on your first day you might have to as well! Which direction is your residence from here?

Off to HUB mall, one of the university’s more unique buildings. Now let’s see if you can get your way out of here successfully. These directions are quite long so make sure to pull up your google maps and look for HUB if needed. Locate a building called CAB. There should be some stairs under this building. Sorry, but those aren’t people just vanishing to nowhere. Head down the stairs and continue straight. As you walk you will see a sign to Dewey’s, a common lounge space with food and drinks that you and your friends can visit. Head straight past that and you will see an entryway between two buildings which leads to another open space. A tiny version of a quad called the Arts Quad. Face East, and Voila! That building is HUB.