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 fall 2022. 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.
As a reminder: Trinity College follows the University of Toronto’s COVID-19 protocols as outlined on their website (updated September 2, 2022).
U of T Update (August 19, 2022): “The start of the 2022-23 academic year will be a unique experience for many members of our community. The University of Toronto is planning to return to mostly in-person instruction after more than two years of remote delivery for many courses. Although student experience will vary by Faculty and campus, the University is expecting sizable cohorts of returning students who have taken few or no courses in person since March 2020.” >> View “Welcoming our community back to school” on UTogether.
U of T Update (August 24, 2022): The University’s mask requirements have been lifted as of July 1, 2022. However, the use of a medical mask in high-density indoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible is strongly encouraged. The University is a mask-friendly environment, and we ask everyone to respect each other’s decisions, comfort levels, and health needs. The University will continue to monitor public health conditions to adjust our response as needed, and we will update you on any changes. For more information about masks, please visit the UTogether Mask FAQs.
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.
All Trinity College buildings (Trinity proper, St. Hilda’s College, Gerald Larkin, John W. Graham Library/Munk School) are now open. The status of our facilities may change as public health guidance is revised.
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.
For Reference: Prior to April 20, 2022
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
UCheck is used for:
August 24, 2022: Should I wear a mask at U of T?: The University’s mask requirements have been lifted as of July 1, 2022. However, the use of a medical mask in high-density indoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible is strongly encouraged. The University is a mask-friendly environment, and we ask everyone to respect each other’s decisions, comfort levels, and health needs. The University will continue to monitor public health conditions to adjust our response as needed, and we will update you on any changes.
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.
It is vitally important that, even with the easing of provincial measures, we remain vigilant, conscientious and show kindness to one another.
For more information: FAQs on Face Masks.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we continue to monitor public health guidance to ensure the safety measures we have in place are up to date and are informed by evidence. The University has implemented a range of measures across our three campuses in response to COVID-19 that have allowed for a safe environment. Some of these strategies will be eased in alignment with public health guidance but will be redeployed as needed.
The College is guided by the University of Toronto’s plan to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep our community safe.