Food Services

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Please disable wireless on your routers and/or printers because it conflicts with the building’s Wi-Fi and will likely cause slow and/or unstable Internet access for others. If you would like assistance in disabling the Wi-Fi on your router or printer, please create a maintenance request on the residence portal ( ) or contact the Residence Help Desk:

- Phone/Txt: 204-226-8951
- Email:

For full details of UofM and IST policy on computer and Wi-Fi usage, please see here:

Air Filter Changes

None scheduled at this time.

Asbestos Abatement Projects

None scheduled at this time.

Email Interruptions

Please see below for notices under ► Internet &/or Email Outages - University-wide

Fire Alarm Testing Schedule

The University of Manitoba Physical Plant is implementing legislated, monthly fire alarm testing at the Fort Garry Campus, effective January 6, 2014. This involves ringing all fire alarm bells/horns throughout the University of Manitoba within the first two weeks of each month. During the fire alarm test, fire bells/horns will be pulsed for 5 seconds repetitively. It is important to note that if a true fire alarm happens to coincide with fire alarm testing, fire bells/horns will stop pulsing and will ring continuously, thereby indicating that you must exit the building and follow established evacuation procedures.

Once again, pulsating fire alarm bells/horns within the first two weeks of each month indicate legislated fire alarm testing by Physical Plant and do not require evacuation.

  • Arthur V. Mauro Residence - Second Tuesday of the month (10:00 am to 2:00 pm)
  • Mary Speechly Hall - Second Tuesday of the month (10:00 am to 2:00 pm)
  • Pembina Hall - Second Tuesday of the month (6:00 am to 8:00 am)
  • Pembina Hall Residence - Second Monday of the month (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
  • University College Residence - Second Thursday of the month (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

For further information, please contact:Bruce Hancock
Manager, Electrical Department

Internet Outages - Student Residences

Every Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. all the Internet equipment in Mary Speechly Hall and University College Residence will be reset. If your connection stops working in that time slot, try it again after 9:00 a.m. This should minimize problems on the weekend and probably overall, plus it will give us a chance on a regular basis to see if we have any hardware failures or heating issues.

Internet &/or Email Outages - University-wide

None scheduled at this time.

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Parking on Campus on Investor Group Field Events Days

The Investors Group Field website contains general information and important dates you will need to know when planning for access and parking during those events.

Parking Passes and Parking Lot Cleaning

All students – including residence students – must apply for parking through Parking Services. For further information, please visit the Parking Website.

Power Outages

None scheduled at this time.

Road & Sidewalk Closures

None scheduled at this time.


Telephone Service Outages

None scheduled at this time.

Transit Service

For information on Transit Service including bus schedules and Service Alerts visit


One of the concerns of living in residence is unsolicited or unauthorized entry into your room/suite. We are sensitive to and take proper precautions before entering into rooms, and in almost all cases, provide at least 24-hours notice of entry. Nevertheless, we would like to take an additional step in terms of communication with residents when it comes to room entry by having all U of M staff, e.g., Physical Plant, caretakers, IT staff, etc., leave a "Calling Card" when they have to enter a room without the student being present. Effective immediately, we will be implementing the use of these Calling Cards.

Front of Calling Card

Calling Card front


Back of Calling Card

Calling Card back