Vaccines: The University does require students living in residence for the 2022-23 academic year to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including at least one booster dose. More information can be found on the Vice-Provost, Students' website.

Face Coverings: Mask are not required. The University supports your choice but do strongly encourage the use of masks. 

Reporting Illness: If a student is feeling ill or experiencing symptoms of illness, they should remain in their bedroom and immediately notify residence staff. If during business hours, you can call the Residence Office at 416-287-7365 or, if after-hours, you can notify the RLT On-Call at 416-688-3818.

In the case of emergency, students should call 9-1-1 immediately.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

ALL students who are feeling sick or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are asked to self-report and self-isolate.

  • Immediately notify residence staff at 416-287-7365 (after hours call the RLT on-call at 416-688-3818). In the case of emergency, they should call 9-1-1 immediately. Please do not attend the front desk in person if you feel ill. A staff member will follow-up with you. You can also call Telehealth Ontario: Toll-free 1-866-797-0000 (TTY: 1-866-797-0007) and utilize this Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment tool.
  • If you are advised by a public health authority that you have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact immediately and inform Residence.

You should also record your absence through ACORN. Please remember that no student is required to have a doctor’s note or medical certificate for cold or flu-related absences or for self-isolation. To receive academic consideration, students need to record all cold or flu-related absences or absences for self-isolation through ACORN and please contact the Registrar’s Office.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, you should self-isolate and should inform Student Housing & Residence Life (, 416-287-7365) if you are self-isolating.

Note: Residents who are self-isolating and/or quarantined in their residence room should adhere to the public health directives. For more information about self-isolating, you can view this document on how to self isolate.  Specifically, residents self-isolating or quarantining in their residence rooms are prohibited from accessing or using shared residence facilities, such as laundry rooms and study spaces must remain in their room at all times. Additional information will be provided to residents at the time of self-isolation.

Non-compliance with COVID-19 safety rules in residence may pose a health and safety threat to the community and will be treated as a serious matter. The University will make every effort to resolve these issues and may also impose sanctions where individuals or groups of students are not in compliance with these rules.