Fall 2021 - Winter 2022

What to Expect for Fall 2021 - Winter 2022

We encourage students to come to campus in Fall 2021 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 the purpose.

The pandemic has created major disruptions and doubt, with messages changing as the science and local public health guidelines develop. Though much remains uncertain, we have designed schedules with maximum flexibility in mind with the aim of providing you with an excellent year to look forward to!

For additional information, including residence, participating in U of T's mandatory quarantine program upon arrival, international student information, and more, please visit U of T's COVID-19 FAQ page.

Get Your U of T Student Card

Whether or not you're planning to be on-campus this year, all new students must book a virtual appointment with the TCard Office in order to activate their UTORid. This will grant you access to all U of T online services that students need. This includes: access to your U of T email, course content on Quercus, library resources, WiFi on campus, and more!

Activate your UTORid before August 15, 2021 and get a 25% discount code to the U of T Bookstore (eligible on clothing, gifts, and general interest books). 

Learn more about converting your JOINid to a UTORid.

Absence Declaration

When should I use the Absence Declaration Tool?
If are you experiencing acute circumstances, whether medical or non-medical, whether connected to your disability or not, you can use the Absence Declaration tool on ACORN to indicate the days when you were unable to engage in your academic work.

If you are registered with Accessibility Services, you should work proactively with your instructors or Accessibility Services Advisor if you have accommodation needs due to your disability. Make sure to send your Letters of Accommodation to your instructors through AIMS early on so you can plan for the support you will need for all your courses. You can also speak with your Accessibility Advisor to facilitate this request. That way, if the situation becomes more complex, requiring a more coordinated effort from your Advisor to help you obtain accommodation across multiple courses or multiple items of course work, this will be easier. Please email access.utm@utoronto.ca to make an appointment to speak with your Advisor.


Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network

I'm an international student from China and I'm concerned connecting and accessing U of T's online resources. What can I do?
Starting July 9, 2020, U of T students located in mainland China can use the Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network. This service will offer a fast, reliable, and consistent connection to U of T's network and resources, such as Quercus. Please note that this service should only used to connect to U of T resources from China, and some websites outside of U of T will not be available when using this service, such as YouTube and Yahoo. Learn more about the Alibaba CEN Service and visit the Information Commons website for instructions on how to instal the service on your device.