Campus progress update


Internet outage July 16

As mentioned in last week's the Crossroads article, IT Services has scheduled a maintenance window of up to seven hours for an internet service upgrade on July 16 at 6 p.m. During this maintenance window, Royal Roads' websites and applications that rely on the internet service will not be accessible. 

This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Moodle
  • HR Smart
  • Survey Monkey
  • Webmail
  • Myadmin
  • Sentinel
  • SharePoint
  • All websites
  • Professional & Continuing Studies course registration site
  • Video streaming
  • Cloud storage
  • Library catalog
  • Periodical database search

IT services is maintaining an FAQ. Check back to review for any additional information.

For academic-related questions concerning the outage, students should contact their instructors directly. For other questions contact the Computer Help Desk at 250-391-2659 or toll-free for long distance at 1-866-808-5429.

IT Services appreciates your cooperation and support in carrying out a major capacity enhancement to the internet service.

University Drive Roadwork

The final stage of the upgrades to campus services along University Drive continues. Work will be moving north on University Drive mid next week. University Drive will be open to local traffic between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow in and out of the parking and service area between Grant and LIC. Local traffic to the Castle and the front of Nixon will be accessible at the three-way stop intersection of University Dr. and College Dr., with minor delays to accommodate single lane traffic. All other traffic continues to be detoured via West Campus Road for access to P3, the Boathouse and Sneq’ wa e’lun (Blue Heron House) between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Completion is expected to be July 26. 

West Campus Deferred Maintenance

Work continues in and around the LTA and the Recreation centre, with the Recreation centre now fully independent of the LTA. As construction activity increases, for the safety of all campus users, additional road signs have been installed along West Campus Road reducing the speed limit to 10 km and indicating where construction vehicles are turning.

Safety first

All staff, students and visitors to campus are reminded to obey the posted speed limits and watch for flag people who may be directing traffic.

Safe driving on campus is essential to everyone’s wellbeing.

Parking Infrastructure

Parking below P7 adjacent to the Sherman Jen Building is complete and open to all users. An additional 20 stalls have been added below P7 to compliment the addition of seven stalls in upper P7, for a total of 133 spots available to users, including two accessible spots. On the west side of Sherman Jen, four EV charging stations are available and two accessible spots.