Like other colleges, St. Michael’s is preparing for a gradual, safe return to campus following UofT processes and protocols outlined UTogether 2020: A Roadmap for the University of Toronto and guided by the staged reopening principles from the Province of Ontario. At every step, our top priority will continue to be the health and safety of our students, faculty, librarians, and staff.
Like most of our peer institutions across Canada, we decided in June that about 90 percent of our Fall 2020 classes would have an online option, and that most faculty, staff and librarians will continue to do the vast majority of their work at home in the Fall as they have since March 2019.
Individuals who come to campus will be protected by our new safety measures which follow best practices in occupational health and safety and are similar to those in the broader community (e.g., in banks, stores, daycare centres, museums). These include limits on gatherings, floor signage, stickers and directional arrows to facilitate physical distancing, hand sanitization stations, enhanced cleaning, clear plexiglass barriers in some work areas, and the requirement that masks be worn in all common spaces including classrooms. Disposable masks are available at the Porter’s desk in the event that staff, faculty or students have forgotten to bring a mask.
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. This is an evolving situation and we appreciate your ongoing support and flexibility.
Registrar and Student Services: email@example.com is a single point of contact for St. Michael’s undergraduate students to find the help they need. The office will be open (with limited staffing) and students will be invited into the area on a strict appointment only basis. “Drop-in” service will resume when U of T re-opening guidance permits. Additional information for newly admitted international students is available online.
Food Services: The Canada Room will be open with physical distancing and other safety measures in place from 7:30 am to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Fridays, and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Details at the bottom of the page.) The Faculty Dining Room will be open from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
SMC Residence: The residence is preparing to welcome students back for the Fall 2020 term, with increased cleaning requirements, physical distancing, and safety measures in place. For commonly asked questions regarding residence operations, rooms and room assignments, shared spaces and more, please visit the SMC Residence FAQs page.
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 having everyone back on campus when it is safe to do so.