Facilities

University of Dubuque’s main campus and LIFE sites are open; however, some buildings and offices may still have limited access with safety protocols in place. Please call ahead prior to visiting to verify availability and consider scheduling appointments ahead of time. Listed below are some of the changes related to COVID-19 in our buildings and offices.

View Face-to-Face and Safe for Fall 2021, UD's Ongoing Response to COVID-19

Babka Aviation Learning Center 

The Babka Aviation Learning Center strategically started flight training operations with new protocols in May. Hours for the spring semester are:

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Before visiting the facility, call 563.589.3121 to schedule an appointment unless you are a student with a scheduled flight block or in a face-to-face class.

Campus Stores

Babka Bookstore
Until further notice, no more than three customers are allowed in the Babka Bookstore at one time. Hours for the spring semester are:

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Mike and Betty’s Ice Cream Shoppe
Mike and Betty’s Ice Cream Shoppe is open. Hours for the spring semester are:

  • Sunday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.

Sparty’s Convenience Store
Until further notice, no more than three customers are allowed in the Sparty’s Convenience Store at one time. Hours for the spring semester are:

  • Sunday: Noon to 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sylvia’s Common Ground
Until further notice, no more than three customers are allowed in the Sylvia’s Common Ground at one time. Hours for the spring semester are:

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hours may vary. Campus stores are closed when UD is closed for breaks, weather delays, etc.

Charles C. Myers Library and Academic Success Center

The Charles C. Myers Library remains closed to the general public. Hours for the fall semester for UD students, faculty, and staff are:

  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Monday: 7:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Hours may vary.

UD students, faculty, and staff are asked to scan their UD ID outside the exterior door before entering the library. If your UD ID is over 10 years old, please contact the Office of Safety and Security at 563.589.3333 to verify whether you need your card replaced. 

Library and ASC services will continue to be offered virtually.

Dining Services

Aladdin, our food service partner, will continue to implement general health guidelines in Barbara and Jack Smeltzer Dining Hall, CyberCafé, and the Health Bar in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center. Requirements for social distancing for seating, serving, and line up will continue. Depending on their particular task, food service employees will continue to be required to wear face coverings and gloves, and there will be increased cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of all surfaces.

Barbara and Jack Smeltzer Dining Hall
The Barbara and Jack Smeltzer Dining Hall in Peters Commons is open for carry-out and dine-in. Hours for the spring semester are:

  • Breakfast (Monday through Friday): 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch (Monday, Wednesday, Friday): 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch (Tuesday, Thursday): 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner (Monday through Friday): 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Brunch (Saturday, Sunday): 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

CRWC Health Bar

CRWC Health Bar in Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center is open. Hours for the spring semester are:

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed

CyberCafé

CyberCafé in Heritage Center is open for carry-out and dine-in. Hours for the fall semester are:

  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to Midnight
  • Monday: 7:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m. to Midnight
  • Saturday: 1:00 p.m. to Midnight

Hours may vary.

Fitness Facilities

The Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC), Stoltz Sports Center, Veterans Memorial Training Center, and outdoor athletic facilities remain closed to the general public.

CRWC’s fitness facilities are open for use by UD faculty, staff, and students with strict precautions based on state and federal guidelines including wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing. Hours for the spring semester are:

  • Sunday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hours may vary.

CRWC’s courts and A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track are open for only non-contact activities such as racquet sports and individual basketball shooting. Douglas J. Miller Track and Chalmers Field are also open.

UD remains committed to providing a safe environment and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Please observe the following precautions when visiting the CRWC:

  • Patrons must wear a face covering when checking into the fitness facility. Face coverings will be worn by all staff.
  • Patrons and staff must sanitize their hands before and after entering the fitness facility.
  • Patrons must complete the COVID-19 Health Assessment on site the first time they use the fitness facility.
  • Patrons will have their temperature checked with non-contact thermometers.
  • Social distancing of six feet should be practiced throughout the fitness facility.
  • All equipment must be sanitized by the patron when they are finished using the equipment.
  • All equipment used must be used by only one patron at a time.
  • Patrons must have their own water bottle.
  • Only the small men’s and women’s locker rooms on the main level of CRWC will be available for use. Two people will be allowed in the locker rooms at a time to shower and change. Lockers are not to be used to store belongings at this time.
  • In-Person Group Fitness Classes are postponed. Group Fitness Classes will be offered via Teams this spring for you to workout wherever you are. Click here to find the classes.

Cleaning will be conducted at regular intervals during the day in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you have any questions about fitness facilities, please contact Wendi Wipperfurth, assistant athletic director, at 563.589.3229 or WWipperfurth@dbq.edu.

If you have any questions about CRWC, please contact Vic Popp, director of recreation, at 563.589.3449 or VPopp@dbq.edu.

Heritage Center

Bisignano Art Gallery
The Bisignano Art Gallery in Heritage Center at University of Dubuque reopened Monday, Aug. 24, with its first exhibit of the season titled “Art During the Pandemic.” The art gallery’s hours are noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. In addition, the art gallery’s online presence has been expanded with a virtual exhibit to bring Bisignano Art Gallery to your home. To view the virtual exhibit, visit gallery.dbq.edu

Farber Box Office
The Farber Box Office, 2255 Bennet Street, is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to events. Click here to visit the online box office.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
University of Dubuque Heritage Center’s compact Spring 2021 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series will offer in-person performances for only UD faculty, staff, and students as well as virtual opportunities for the general public. Click here to learn more.