Students - UTogether2020

Last Updated: October 26, 2020

Further safety measures have now been implemented on campus:

  1. Ontario’s evolving response to COVID-19 continues to present all of us with unexpected challenges in our studies, and in our daily life. Provincial regulation and public health guidance now require that post-secondary institutions implement COVID-19 health screening via a self-assessment for anyone coming to campus. In order to comply with these directives, a self-assessment is now required for all members of our community, including students, each day they visit any of the three U of T campuses or any other property owned or operated by U of T.
  2. There are two ways that individuals can complete the required self-assessment and generate a risk status: by using UCheck, or be completing an offline or paper-based log each time you come to campus.
  3. Student access to indoor space on campus will be limited.
  4. Starting Wednesday, October 21, students will be able to access study space and library resources through the entrance at the Academic Resource Centre (ARC) quad. Your contact information will be collected for contact tracing purposes.
  5. If you have an in-person appointment with the Health & Wellness Centre, you may access the Student Centre, staff at Health & Wellness will give you instructions on accessing the building.

Students can access the Library study space Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday. The Bladen 4th Floor study space is open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm and 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday. These hours may change when the exam period begins.

Winter Term 2021

What will the Winter term look like?

At the moment, we are planning for courses in the Winter term to be offered online, with some elements offered in-person, however, this is dependent on public health and safety regulations. Updates will be announced and reflected in the timetable.

Please note, regardless of changes made to online and in-person course offerings for the Winter term, we will always have a remote plan in place, so students can complete any course online and remain on their path towards graduation.

For courses with mandatory in-person elements (i.e., with no corresponding remote component), will there be a guarantee that they will be repeated in subsequent terms?

Yes. To accommodate the needs of UTSC students who are accessing courses entirely remotely this year, we guarantee to offer such mandatory in-person courses in subsequent terms.

I am graduating in June 2021, but I cannot attend some in-person required courses – will this delay my graduation?

No, your graduation will not be delayed. For students who are otherwise on track to graduate, departments will adjust program requirements to allow a path to graduation for those who cannot attend in-person required courses this year.

I am graduating in June 2021, what can I do to prepare for my transition into my career?

There are several resources available for students preparing for graduation. We recommend attending the Employer Information Sessions and Networking Events available. We also recommend attending our annual Get Hired conference at the end of April 2021. For access to our online career workshops please click here.

Will other in-person elements be provided as restrictions/space permits and for faculty and students who are willing?

We have taken a very cautious approach towards offering in-person course elements for the entire 2020-21 academic year. We will offer in-person classes to the extent that health requirements and faculty and student interest will allow. We will update the timetable with any new in-person course offerings as they become available from the academic departments.

Will there be an extension for payment of service fees?

For the Fall term, payment deadline for service charges and ancillary fees is November 30, 2020 to avoid charges that will be applied on December 15, 2020. Fees relating to the Winter Term are currently being reviewed with an update to be provided in the near future.

For any in-person offering, will there will be a remote backup plan in the event of restrictions that will not allow for such in-person elements?

We recognize that Public Health restrictions may not allow for in-person elements in the Winter term. In this event, our current approach of being 100% online will remain in place for every offering.

Who can I contact regarding questions I have about the Winter 2021 term?

If you have questions pertaining to course registration, enrolment or financial aid please contact: askro.utsc@utoronto.ca
For questions regarding specific course delivery methods please contact the respective academic department.
For academic advising support please contact: aacc@utsc.utoronto.ca
For AccessAbility services please contact: ability@utsc.utoronto.ca


Health, Wellness & Counselling Centre

UTSC's Health & Wellness Centre offers appointment bookings and virtual counselling sessions. For additional mental health support and resources available to UTSC students, visit Mental Health Services and Resources For UTSC Students.

Student Housing Residence Life

Get involved in residence life and find out more about facilities and support available through UTSC Student Housing & Residence Life website.

TCards and UTORid

Students who are getting their first TCard can use a new online tool to choose and upload their own photo. The MyPhoto system walks users through a simple, five-step process that includes uploading an image, editing it and choosing where to pick up the physical card once the university re-opens. For more information about obtaining TCards and activating your UTORid, please visit the TCard Services information page

Equity Offices

The Equity & Diversity Office and the Office of Indigenous Resources remain open and available to provide support, and offers a list of resources available to assist you with campus life. Visit their webpage, for a list of on and off campus resources available to you.

International Students

Advisors are available to assist international and exchange students and newcomers with Transition and Immigration support. Whether you’re a First Year Student, need Immigration advice or want to know more about The Global Mobility Program, the International Student Centre has information and resources to answer your questions. Additional information for current and newly-admitted international students is available on from the Vice-Provost Students website.

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