Exams at Sobeys Stadium

Where is Sobeys Stadium?

Sobeys Stadium, formerly the Aviva Centre and the Rexall Centre, is labelled as item 8 on our Keele Campus map. Exams are written in the Centre of Excellence, which is the large covered building behind Sobeys Stadium.

How is writing at Sobeys Stadium different from writing at other locations?

The primary difference is that you will be writing in a large building with hundreds of other students. There may also be several different exams being conducted at the same time.

What time should I arrive?

You are allowed into the building no earlier than 20 minutes before the start of the exam period. If you arrive earlier, there is a sheltered waiting area at Sobeys Stadium, which open 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sundays. The waiting area is indoors and there is access to washrooms which you may care to use before starting your exam. To access the waiting area, just follow the signage at the Stadium.

What is allowed in the exam centre?

Once you are seated, announcements will be made by the invigilators about what is and is not allowed for your particular exam; you should also get this information from your instructors before-hand. Note that cell phones must be turned off for the duration of the exam. If your cell phone rings or you are found to be using it during the exam, it will be confiscated. For students with mobile YU-card and wearable devices: Wearable devices should be packed away during exams and will not be accepted in exam spaces. Follow the guidance of the exam invigilator/instructor on the use of the mobile YU-card as identification and where you should place your mobile / wearable devices during exams.

What about after the exam?

If you finish early, please gather all your belongings and leave as quietly as possible. If you need to wait for a ride or for your classmates to finish, feel free to return to the sheltered waiting area at Sobeys Stadium and wait there. The sheltered are is open until 10:30pm and will have a security guard on site. You are encouraged to wait for a ride or classmates in the secured waiting area.

Is there parking at Sobeys Stadium during exam period?

Parking at the Shoreham Drive Lot is available to community members attending Sobeys Stadium, for a daily parking fee of $10.00. Customers who do not have a valid Shoreham Drive Lot parking permit must pay to park at this location as permits for other parking lots on campus are not valid in this lot. Space in the Shoreham Drive Lot is limited, so please arrive early.

Parking can be paid through the pay machine located inside the Shoreham Drive Lot or through the HONK Mobile App (Zone 7717).