Information for Students
Last updated Thursday, July 8, 2021.
This page features information for UTM students regarding the University’s responses and actions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please continue to check your U of T email, since you may be receiving emails directly from your divisions, residences, and Deans of Students.
Graduate Students, please also visit the School of Graduate Studies webpage for specific updates.
For further information for all students, please visit the COVID-19 Information for University of Toronto students information page on the Office of the Vice-Provost Students website.
Should Students Come to the UTM Campus in Fall 2021?
The pandemic has created major disruptions and doubt, with messages constantly changing as the science and local public health guidelines develop. Though much remains uncertain, and though we have designed schedules with maximum flexibility in mind, we encourage students to come to campus in Fall 2021, not only to attend in-person courses and labs, but also to enjoy all the other enriching personal, academic and co-curricular experiences that comprise a vibrant UTM education: to meet faculty; conduct research; study on-campus; participate in fitness and recreation; make new friends in student residences and clubs. We also want to reassure students that, if the pandemic prevents their in-person attendance at UTM in Fall 2021, we’ll continue to teach them where they are: we have many courses and support services online for this purpose.
- Office of the Registrar
- Student Affairs & Services
- Health & Counselling Centre
- Student Housing & Residence Life
- International Students
- Financial Support and Information
- UTM Library
- Academic Support Services
- Accessibility Services
- I&ITS Services
- TCards and UTORid
- Student Engagment
- Career Centre
- Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre
- Equity Offices
The Office of the Registrar offers information and support for current students, recently admitted students and future students.
- For registrarial information: FAQ for current students
- For applicants and recently admitted students: FAQ for admissions
- For campus events and online webinars: Events for future students
A large number of courses will be offered remotely, with select opportunities for dual-delivery and in-person only courses.
- Course offerings can be found on the Timetable website
- Course and program information can be found in the Academic Calendar
- Book advising appointments through AskRegistrar
- IMI graduate students should refer to the IMI Course Page for updates
- Learn more about UTM’s commitment to graduating students (2021-2022)
- Important dates and deadlines can be found on the Office of the Registrar website
When course enrolment begins, students, faculty, instructors and TAs can be assured that the delivery mode of their course will be completed as they were originally scheduled (i.e., remote course will be completed remotely; in-person will be completed in-person, pending restrictions).
The university has focused on creating a flexible model to ensure that dual-delivery or in-person only courses can adapt, if needed, to prioritize the safety of our community based on the recommendations of the provincial public health experts as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in the coming months.
Online Learning Success
For advice on how to be successful while learning online, be sure to check out the Online Learning hub to find activities, resources and strategies for success.
The Student Affairs Info Desk team can help with information about services and supports on campus, and tips on how to engage with other students and UTM community.
- Remote assistance: Send the Student Affairs & Services team a message by email
- In-person assistanceis available in DV2077 as follows:
- Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
UTM's Health & Counselling Centre is open for non-urgent health appointments and virtual counselling sessions. For additional information about health care and mental health supports available to UTM students, please visit the Mental Health and Wellness page.
Visit the Student Housing & Residence Life COVID-19 Updates page for information about on-campus accomodations, first-year and international student housing, meal plans, amenities and health and safety concerns. The page also has contact information to reach residence staff by phone, LiveChat, and email.
International students may contact the International Education Centre for online support regarding immigration matters related to study and work permits, permanent residency, study abroad initiatives and more.
Please note: As of January 7, 2021, the Government of Canada requires a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding your flight. A COVID-19 PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of departure. Additional information is available on the Transport Canada website. Also refer to the list of exceptions. Please contact your airline for further details.
- Global Affairs Canada
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
- Government of Canada Travel Advice (COVID-19)
The University of Toronto is working to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including providing emergency financial support and work-study opportunities for students. The Financial Support & Funding Opportunities directory provides resources to access university financial aid supports as well as provincial and federal government programs.
The Centre for Student Engagement is operating remotely and offering services by videoconference or telephone. Visit the site to learn more.
Visit the UTM Career Centre site to find out about online career workshops, or to connect with career counsellors, employment strategists and resource centre staff daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Workshops are being offered via recorded webinars—log into CLNx for details.
Visit the Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre’s webpage to browse virtual programming options and to help you stay connected, get active and move your way to wellness. Additional RAWC resources may be found on the Mental Health and Wellness page.
The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre continues to offer online supports to students and partners.
The Accessibility Services team offers support and resources to new and returning students who have a documented learning, physical, sensory, mental health disability or medical condition. Visit the site to register for academic accommodations, learn more about online learning support resources or schedule an appointment with an accessibility advisor.
Students may access in-person support at the UTM Service Desk in the CCT Building, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please visit the I&ITS Services site for additional information, including locations and hours for on-site and remote services.
You must obtain a TCard and activate your UTORid in order to access online classes, your UTM email (@mail.utoronto.ca), residence meal plans, library services and more.
Please visit the TCard Services information page for detailed instructions on this process or to access assistance from the Information & Instructional Technology team.
The U-Pass program, offering unlimited fare-free transportation on MiWay (Mississauga Transit), will continue for the 2021-22 academic year, supported by fees assessed by UTMSU (for undergraduate students) and UTMAGS (for UTM-affiliated graduate students). For more information, please visit the UTMSU or UTMAGS websites or social media channels.
Students and faculty who need to be physically present at UTM will have access to essential technology and wifi on campus. In line with public health and U of T safety guidelines, UTM has dedicated space in the Library and the Meeting Place and CCT to provide the students with a place to work where they can feel secure and focus on their studies.
- The main floor of the library offers 50 physically distanced individual work stations, as well as access to printers and wi-fi by reservation only. Reserve a work station here.
- Computer labs in CCT are available. Please visit the I&ITS webpage for more information.
Students or faculty who are on campus and require a quiet space to work immediately before, after or between in-person on-campus classes may also access the following monitored, designated classrooms:
- Meeting Place (Glassed-in area)
- IB 335 (IMI professional masters students)
Capacity limits are in place, users will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and must sign-in, and masking and physical distancing protocols must be followed.
The main floor of the UTM Library will be closed until further notice, effective Friday, April 23, 2021.
- Curbside Pickup Service will close as of Friday, April 23 at 5:00 p.m. Book retrieval requests may be made until today, Tuesday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m. The Library will continue to offer curbside pick-up of material already retrieved through Friday, April 23.
- ICD – intercampus delivery - remains suspended.
- Scan and deliver services are suspended until further notice.
- The Syllabus Service and other Library services to support teaching and learning, currently provided remotely, will continue uninterrupted.
- Library materials through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service remain available.
Library staff will continue to offer library services remotely to U of T faculty and students and look forward to re-opening in-person services as soon as it is safe to do so.
Please visit the Library website for the most up-to-date information about COVID19 Service Updates and Operations.
Find additional materials, including reference and style guides, tutorials and access digital books, movies and music on the UTM Library Remote Supports (Students) page. The library’s Learn Anywhere page offers tips, tools and strategies for students, including helpful tips for using platforms like Blackboard Collaborate, Quercus and Zoom, as well as information about how to submit assignments and take quizzes remotely.
The Equity & Diversity Office and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives remain open and available to provide online programming and support. Staff are available by email and phone Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit the Facebook page for information about online events.
STILL HAVE COVID QUESTIONS? Submit a question here or refer to the following pages for more details: