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COVID-19 Updates

Plans for Fall 2021

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 fall term.

In order to bring students, faculty and staff back to campus as safely as possible this fall, all community members will be required to submit proof of immunization against COVID-19 before coming to campus this fall as mandated by the University of Toronto’s vaccination requirement using UCheck (see below section for details). In addition, many of the College’s existing onsite COVID-19 protocols will remain in place including the COVID-19 self-assessment and the requirement to wear masks indoors.

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 fall and winter ahead.


Trinity Updates

Trinity College Buildings: Closed

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 fall 2021 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

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, and to have received their second dose by October 15 (i.e., considered fully vaccinated by October 29). 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.

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Non-Medical Masks or Face Coverings

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

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.

Please refer to the guideline for additional details. Public Health authorities recommend using a well-fitting mask, preferably with three layers. For FAQs on Masks, click here.

Health & Safety Measures on Campus

As we prepare for the safe and gradual return to campus for fall 2021, 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.

Student Services & Supports at Trinity

As the new academic term begins, we would like to remind you of the many student services and resources available to you throughout the year. Click here to learn more about student services and supports at Trinity, including: The Student Services Centre – Office of the Dean of Students and Office of the Registrar; Wellness Support; Accessibility Support; International Student Support; Math Support; Writing Support; Learning Strategist; Academic Dons; Academic Peer Advisors; Community Advisors; John W. Graham Library; Career Advising; Dining at Trinity – Flex Dollars; and The Welcome Desk.

As of September 7, 2021:

October 30, 2021: Seeley Hall is now available to Trinity commuter students who need a space for quiet, individual study – learn more how to access the space.

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


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