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COVID-19 Updates

At the University of Toronto and Trinity College, we are guided by the collective commitment to the health and safety of our community, to maintaining academic excellence, and to ensuring that our students feel a part of university’s caring community. The health, safety and well-being of our community members is a top priority. With optimism and continued vigilance, the College is working in coordination with U of T, Faculty of Arts & Science and Toronto School of Theology for the safe return to in-person instruction and related activities for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our planning will continue to be informed by public health directives and university guidelines. We remain committed to protecting the health and safety of all members of our community, and we will take additional measures if conditions change in the year ahead.

Latest Updates

April 26, 2022: U of T COVID-19 planning update: Continuation of mask requirement and updates to UCheck

March 29, 2022: U of T COVID-19 planning update: Summer term – Changing health measures

Please bookmark and check this webpage often as College operations and services may change during the term, based on public health directives and university guidelines.

Trinity Updates

Trinity College Buildings: Closed to Public and Visitors

All Trinity College buildings (Trinity proper, St. Hilda’s College, Gerald Larkin, John W. Graham Library/Munk School) will continue to remain closed to members of the public and visitors. Only members of the university community – current students, faculty and staff – who are College residents or require access to Trinity buildings for instructional and work purposes can enter (see daily COVID-19 self-assessment, vaccination mandate and mask policy). The status of our facilities may change as public health guidance is revised.

Events at Trinity College

The health, safety and well-being of our community members is very important to us. For 2021-2022 and until the public health advice changes, most events will continue to be held virtually rather than in person. Many of the College’s community-wide virtual events will be posted on our online calendar.

UCheck: COVID-19 Vaccination and Self-Assessment

U of T Vaccine Update: April 20, 2022: The University will be pausing the requirement to be fully vaccinated on May 1, 2022. Please note this requirement may be reinstated on short notice should public health conditions or guidance change. 

UCheck continues to be available for uploading proof of vaccination. Those seeking vaccination appointments can refer to the provincial vaccination portal or visit the UTogether vaccine site.


In order for members of our community – students, faculty and staff – to attend University of Toronto and Trinity College premises for any reason you must:

  1. Be fully vaccinated and have provided proof of vaccination through UCheck
  2. Complete daily health screenings via UCheck

We expect all members of the community to have had their first vaccine dose by September 13, 2021 and to have received their second dose by October 15, 2021  (i.e., considered fully vaccinated by October 29, 2021). Those awaiting the conclusion of the 14-day period after their second vaccination or who have a University-approved exemption must participate in the University’s rapid screening program and may be subject to additional safety measures.

You can now upload your proof of vaccination in UCheck. Only the vaccine receipt(s) that provides proof that you are fully vaccinated is required. For example, if you have a Government of Ontario vaccine receipt that documents the second of two doses, upload only this document. Those vaccinated in Ontario can also generate and download their vaccine receipts here.

Trinity employees (September 20, 2021): For Trinity faculty and staff who have been using the Trinity-developed COVID screening tool to confirm eligibility to come on campus, UCheck (using your UTORid) will now be used for this purpose. If you have any questions, or have any requests for accommodation or vaccination exemption, please contact hr@trinity.utoronto.ca directly.

UCheck is used for:

  • COVID-19 health screening: The risk status will indicate whether an individual should come onsite or stay home or in their residence room (for those living on campus).
  • Submitting proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination is required for all those coming to U of T campuses or premises, including Trinity, this fall.
  • For Trinity community members who have a College approved exemption, they must enroll in U of T’s rapid screening program and upload their results through UCheck.

Important resources:

Face Masks

U of T FAQ Mask Update, April 26, 2022: In light of the recent provincial trends, the University will continue its requirement to wear masks in certain settings until June 30, 2022, in accordance with the Joint Provostial and Human Resources Guideline on Face Masks. Masks will continue to be required in classrooms and in indoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained. The University continues to recommend the use of medical-grade masks where possible. In addition, individuals in specific circumstances may continue to be required to wear masks in all settings, subject to changes in provincial or federal requirements, such as those who have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or to someone with symptoms. Even in settings where masks may not be required because physical distancing can be maintained, we ask everyone to always respect the decisions of others, their comfort levels and health needs. It is vitally important that, even with the easing of provincial measures, we remain vigilant, conscientious and show kindness to one another.


In line with the University of Toronto, Trinity College has implemented the Policy on Face Masks (updated August 25, 2021) that requires face masks to be worn in indoor spaces on University property .

This Policy will remain in effect as long as Ontario public health authorities and/or the Ontario government recommend or mandate that mask-wearing is a necessary measure to protect health and safety in indoor spaces.

Learn more about where to find medical masks and the university’s mask policy: http://uoft.me/mask-info.

Updated February 19, 2022: The University recommends the use of medical masks, also called surgical or procedural masks. For more information and FAQs on Face Masks, click here.

Health & Safety Measures on Campus

As we prepare for the safe and gradual return to campus for 2021-2022, we continue to implement health and safety measures based on government and public health directives.

The College is guided by the University of Toronto’s guide to a safe return to work to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep our community safe.

Food Services at Trinity

As of January 31, 2022, indoor dining will resume, with restrictions in place.

The Buttery: Open for both take-out and dine-in service. Please note: you will need to show your “green” UCheck status to enter the Buttery for take-out. For dining in, you will be required to show your official QR code vaccine receipt, as required by the province.

  • Monday  to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10 am to 6 pm

Strachan Hall: Both take-out and dine-in service are available in Strachan. Please note that service from Strachan Hall is limited to current Trinity  College residence students only.

Student Services & Supports at Trinity

Winter Term 2022

Study Spaces

  • Updated March 18, 2022 | Commuter Study Space: Please note that Seeley Hall will not be used as a study space for the rest of the winter term, but quiet study spaces are still available in a limited number of rooms at Trinity. To access one of these study spaces, please visit the Trinity College Welcome Desk located in the front hall of 6 Hoskin Avenue. Please enter the building through the west doors located between the main Trinity College building and the John W. Graham Library. At the Welcome Desk, you will be asked to present your TCard and show verification of a “green” UCheck status for the current day. The Welcome Desk will then direct you to available spaces.
  • John W. Graham Library: Individual, quiet study spaces are available for all Trinity students at the Graham Library. Note that the number of study spaces has been reduced at this time to facilitate social distancing. To access the Graham Library and a study space you will need to show a valid TCard at entry and a “green” UCheck status for the current day. For more information and Library hours, click here.

The Student Services Centre

The Trinity Student Services Centre is now open for drop-in questions. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm, and 2 pm to 4 pm. Staff in the Office of the Dean of Students and Office of the Registrar also continue to provide online appointments and support for students. Please get in touch regarding any questions you may have or to book an appointment.

John W. Graham Library

As of Monday, January 31, the John W. Graham Library will re-open study space and return to most in-person services that were available in the fall term. See website for hours and building entry instructions.

Academic Dons

Academic Dons continue to be available for both virtual and in-person consultations. Please visit the Academic Dons page on our website for more information about how to get in touch with individual Dons.

Academic Supports

Academic supports are currently being offered online only. Supports include our Accessibility Advisor, Math Aid Centre, Writing Centre, and Learning Strategist. For a list of supports, please visit our Academic Support Services webpage.

Wellness Programming and Support

Trinity’s Wellness staff continue to be available to support students through one-on-one consultations both virtually and in-person. Please visit our website to connect with one of our wellness staff members. Due to restrictions on the size of gatherings, we are also continuing to offer a variety of wellness programming either in-person or virtually. Please visit our wellness events page on the website for up-to-date information!

The Welcome Desk

The staff at the Trinity College Welcome Desk at 6 Hoskin Avenue, are available 24 hours a day. They can be reached at 416-978-2522 or welcome@trinity.utoronto.ca.

For additional COVID-19 information please make sure to visit and bookmark the following:

If you have any questions or concerns or would like help accessing  services and supports, please connect with the following offices at the College:

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