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Keeping Our Community Safe and Connected

We would like to thank all of our students, staff, and faculty for their patience, kindness, and cooperation as we move through an unprecedented time. Regardless of whether you are currently social distancing, are in self-isolation for a short period of time, or are returning home, we remain connected as one community. Our shared commitment to human rights, diversity, inclusion and respect are values that we carry with us and can put into practice regardless of our current location. 

If you haven't already, please update your your emergency contact information on ACORN, opt in to UTAlert, and check your U of T email address frequently for updates.  Additionally, you can find updated updated messages from the University regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) online for the latest announcements. 

Please know that the University is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community. UTM's Health & Counselling Centre is available, as well as other forms of support, including MySSP are available 24/7. 


Important changes at UTM due to COVID-19

Click on a link for detailed information regarding changes, cancellations and other information related to COVID-19.

Office of the Registrar

FAQ for all registrarial information.

Residence

We will continue to provide residences for those students who cannot return home at this point.  The University is working on ways to support students who will not be able to return home when the term ends. For updated information for students living in residence, please visit the UTM  Student Housing & Residence Life website. The page details resources including: instructions for checkout and storage; extension accommodations and programming; summer residence applications; and contact details.

Further information is available on the Office of the Vice-Provost Students website.

Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre

The RAWC will be closed from March 14 to April 3 (inclusive), based on guidance from the City of Mississauga, Peel Public Health and our U of T campus recreation partners. The RAWC has put together online resources for fitness, relaxation and wellness. 

UTM Shuttle Bus

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all UTM Shuttle Bus service (UTM/St. George and UTM/Sheridan) is suspended until at least Sunday April 5, 2020, (inclusive). Please check the Shuttle Bus website for updates regarding the recommencing of service operations.

Public Transit

Mississauga Transit is reducing service on a number of routes, including routes 44 and 110, effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Visit the City of Mississauga site for additional details regarding operational changes to MiWay, including rear door boarding.

Brampton Transit will cease UTM Express Service (Route 199) effective Wednesday, March 18.

On-Campus Food Services

Effective March 18, 2020, UTM will close catering services as well as all food service locations with the exception of Colman Commons in Oscar Peterson Hall.

UTM Library

The library will close as of 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The decision to close the library comes after Ontario's Premier announced the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces. Efforts are underway to support the small number of students still using the library to access courses. Students should use the Contact Us button located at the top of the FAQ section on the University web site, indicating their campus, in order to receive additional information. 

Bookstore

As a result of the government-mandated closure of non-essential workplaces, the bookstore will temporarily cease operations and will be unable to fulfill any online orders, with the exception of eBooks, access codes for digital course materials, and the digital version of Toronto Notes. The bookstore will remain closed until further notice. 

Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

RGASC remains open to support students, however, many programs and workshops are cancelled.

Research and Innovation

The situation can change quickly so researchers need to prepare to delay, scale back or stop research activities.

Information & Instructional Technology Services

Guidance for working from home for UTM faculty and staff, and information about coronavirus cyberphishing scams.

Career Centre

The Career Centre is providing services remotely through phone or live chat on its website. Appointments are provided by phone or video conferencing. Workshops are being offerred via recorded webinars - log into CLNx for details.  

Theatre Erindale

All shows for the Theatre Erindale production of Much Ado About Nothing (March 19 to 22 and March 27 to 29) are cancelled. Please visit the ticket website for refund information.

International Education Centre (IEC)

The IEC will provide services remotely by phone and video conferencing. Students may reach the centre by phone or email. 

Equity & Diversity Office

Programming is cancelled for the remainder of the academic term. Staff are still available by email and phone Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Centre for Student Engagement

Most programming and events have been postponed or cancelled. Services are being offered by phone and video conferencing.

Parking Services

UTM has temporarily suspended parking enforcement in its parking lots, with designated lots for those without a parking pass. The CCT parking garage is currently closed. Permit holders can park in other lots, except for residence lots.

Shipping and Receiving

The UTM campus remains open to receive shipments of mail or goods, including perishable ones. Vendors sending goods to UTM by courier services, particularly by way of UPS, must notify the delivery service that the campus is open and able to receive items.

Student Virtual Programs

Information for UTM students about upcoming programs, workshops, and activities run virtually by various departments on campus.


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