SAMRU Service Updates: February 3, 2022

Please note that according to MRU, all students, faculty, staff and visitors aged 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated to be on campus, including the Wyckham House student centre.

MRU is providing on-campus voluntary rapid testing for its staff, students, and faculty. Please note this is not an alternative to MRU’s vaccination requirements, but an additional layer of protection for the campus community as we continue to battle emerging variants of COVID-19. 

Wyckham House Student Centre

SAMRU providing services with some modifications to time and delivery

As the pandemic continues to develop, SAMRU may be required to make operational changes on short notice. You can stay informed by regularly checking this blog post. 

  • All students, faculty, staff and visitors aged 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated to be on the MRU campus.
  • Students, faculty and staff can enter and utilize the Wyckham House and West Gate Socials spaces. 
  • The food court remains open for takeout.

Service providerHours of operationService updatesContact information
Peer Support Centre (Z210)
8:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Emergency Financial Services are available in person or via Google Meet.

Food & Hygiene cupboards are available during PSC hours.

Free Breakfast is on hold but set to resume on Feb 7.

Calgary Food Bank Hamper applications available in person or via Google Meet.

Trained Peer Support volunteers are available for 1-hour helper sessions for students
after Feb 28 during regular centre hours. 
Phone: (403) 440-8601
Pride Centre (Z211) 
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Queer peer support volunteers are available for one-hour helper sessions for students after Feb. 28 during regular Pride Centre hours.

Building the Love You Want Mini-series | Online via Google Meet. 

Survivor Love Letters: Button Workshop | in-person Feb. 15, in the Maker Studio (EL1245).

Crafternoon | Craft kits are available for pick-up in the Pride Centre. 

Clothing Swap | In-person service, during regular Pride Centre hours.

Rainbow Post | Online registration required.

Wellness Wind Down | In-person service offered during regular Pride Centre hours.
Phone: (403) 440-6409

Please note: Peer support and queer peer support volunteer peer chats are not emergency services. If you are in a crisis situation, please contact the Distress Centre’s 24-hour Distress line at: 403.266.4357.
Cultural Inclusion Centre (Z203)
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m
Indigenous Crafts | Craft kits are available at SAMRU Reception (Z222). 

Tea and Bannock | In-person resumes Mar.3

International Meet and Greet | Online via Google Meet.

BIPOC Support Network | Online via Google Meet.

Drum, Dine, and Discuss | In-person, resumes Feb. 28. 
Phone: (403) 440-7795
Student Advocacy Resource Centre (Z204)
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

Drop-in hours: Monday-Friday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Services available:

– Situation options
– Self-Advocacy coaching
– Meeting Attendant (via informed consent with an instructor, Department Chair, Associate Dean/ other MRU employee)
– Meeting notetaker
– Meeting preparation
– MRU Policy information
– Self Care Assessment / Planning
– Correspondence Review (emails, appeals, or panel hearing documents)
– Resource referral (to services/ programs on or off campus)
Meredith Hundert
Student Advocacy Resource Coordinator
Phone: (403) 440-7779
SAMRU Reception (Z222) Monday-Friday,
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Service unchanged. Contact SAMRU Reception for Lost & Found, Used Book Sale, ELF, SAMRU Awards, discounted bus tickets and other inquiries.Email:
Phone: (403) 440-6077
West Gate Social
Monday-Friday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (regular hours, 11:00 am-7:00 pm resume February 28th)

Jan 24 to Feb 6 – space open, closed for drink service

Feb 7 – 20 – space open, drink service open

Closed Reading Week

February 28 – space open, drink service open, regular hours resume

Live Music Thursdays and JAMRU are suspended until further notice.

Private rental operations remain open.
For rental inquiries, please email
Phone: (403) 440-6403
Wyckham House Food CourtMonday-Friday, hours of operation are dependent on each individual tenant.

*Please contact the food vendor for exact hours of operation.
The 2nd-floor lounge is open for use.

Food Court vendors are open and provide daily service.
Visit for a list of vendors.
Wyckham Health Vendor ServicesMonday-Friday, hours of operation are dependent on each individual tenant.Dental Choice
Old Street Optometry
Wyckham Pharmacy
Visit SAMRU Health Services for more information

As this pandemic continues to place a large amount of undue stress on students, we encourage you to read our latest blog post on taking care of your mental health and invite you to explore some of the off-campus resources available to you.