Winter term plans at the
University of St. Michael’s College

In alignment with plans announced by UofT, St. Michael’s is preparing for a gradual return to in-person teaching effective the week of Feb. 7, with a view to having a more robust return to campus after Reading Week (Feb. 28.) 

As we plan for our return to campus we will be consulting with students, staff and faculty to ensure our community continues to be safe for all.

All students with on-campus activities and all employees, whether or not they are immediately required on campus, must upload proof of vaccination to UCheck as required by the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health. All students are expected be masked while on indoors on campus, in accordance with UofT guidelines.

The most recent updates are highlighted on this page, with additional information available from UTogether.

This page will be updated with information for the St. Michael’s community and links to updates and resources from UofT, the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Toronto School of Theology.

Updates for the St. Michael’s Community

Faculty of Arts & Science (FAS)/undergraduate students

  • From Feb. 7 – Feb. 18, FAS will offer online instruction for classes with 100+ students. Before February 7, instructors for classes with fewer than 100 students will let students know if their courses will take place in person with remote access to course components, or if their courses will be entirely online during the transition period.
  • Reading Week – Feb. 21-25 – No classes in session.
  • Beginning Feb. 28 – classes that are identified as taking place in person will proceed in person.
  • The latest information from the Faculty of Arts & Science is available on their website.

Registrar and Student Services

  • The office will maintain regular office hours, in-person and on-line.
  • Students may contact ask.smc@utoronto.ca for questions regarding courses or to meet with an Advisor, on-line via Teams or in person, by appointment.
  • ‘On-line, drop-in advising’ sessions run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am. to 10:00am during the Winter session.
  • The office will be open during Reading Week: Feb. 21-25.
  • Additional information is available online.

Faculty of Theology

  • Graduate (Advanced Degree) courses will be taught online until Feb. 28.
  • Basic Degree (BD) courses will be taught online at least until Feb. 7.

Kelly Library

  • Until Feb. 5, curbside pickup is available for UofT faculty, staff, and students and students.
  • Beginning Sunday, Feb. 6, the Kelly Library anticipates an increase in operating hours:
    • Sunday – 12:00pm to 7:00pm
    • Monday to Thursday – 8:30am to 7:30pm
    • Friday and Saturday – closed 
  • Additional information is available on the Kelly website.

SMC Residence: Increased cleaning requirements, physical distancing, and safety measures are in place in SMC Residence. For commonly asked questions regarding residence operations, rooms and room assignments, shared spaces and more, please visit the SMC Residence FAQs page

Conference Services: USMC COVID-19 Safety Plan for Meetings and Conferences. Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to evolve as the science and public health guidelines evolve. Contact usmc.bookings@utoronto.ca or 416-926-2343 for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

References & Resources

  • The University of St. Michael’s College strives to promote a healthy, inclusive and supportive environment that fosters mental health and well-being among members of the community. Learn more about resources available from the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s.

Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including all UofT guidance documents, continues to evolve as the science and public health guidelines evolve. As the province defines the Stages of reopening for each region, our plans will adapt accordingly. We look forward to returning to in-person learning and on-campus activity, and to the vibrant student experience and research activity that make St. Michael’s unique.