Daniels Faculty COVID-19 FAQs

Updated March 17, 2022

Information about U of T’s response and the safe return to campus are updated frequently on the UTogether site. The latest fall planning messages will be updated here.  

All students, including international students, should visit the Vice-Provost Students information FAQ for answers to questions related to travel, vaccines, and quarantine measures. 

The following questions and answers are for current students, both undergraduate and graduate. If your questions are not answered below, please email registrar@daniels.utoronto.ca. 

Winter 2022

Do I need to be on campus this winter term? 

Yes. All Daniels students should make appropriate plans to be on campus effective Monday, February 7, 2022.  

Are Daniels Faculty buildings open?

Yes. All buildings are accessible via fob.

The Daniels Building at 1 Spadina Crescent is open during regular business hours between Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and is accessible by fob 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The Borden Buildings are open during regular business hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, and are accessible by fob 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The Earth Sciences Building will be open during regular business hours Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is accessible by fob 24 hours, 7 days a week with fob access after-hours.

Will classes be in person or online?

As of February 7, 2022, classes are resumed in person.  Please check your timetable to confirm the mode of delivery for your course.   All room locations can be found on the timetable. 

Undergraduate Timetable 

Graduate Timetable 

Forestry Timetable (MFC and Research Stream) 

If you are a current student with an urgent need, please contact the Office of the Registrar and Student Services (ORSS): registrar@daniels.utoronto.ca.  

Vaccines and Rapid Screening

Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to come to campus? 

Yes. The University of Toronto is requiring all those intending to be present on our three campuses, or on premises owned or operated by the university, to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination via UCheck, in full accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.  

All members of the community must have received their first dose by Sept. 13, 2021 and be fully vaccinated by Oct. 15, 2021.  

Learn more about health screening and proof of vaccination.  

What if I am not fully vaccinated? 

If you are awaiting your second dose of the vaccine, or have received a University-approved exemption, you must participate in the University’s rapid screening program and provide proof of a negative result before visiting campus, and may be subject to additional safety measures.   

If you have not received at least one vaccine dose – or have not been granted an exemption by the University for medical reasons or other grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code – you cannot come to any University campuses or premises. Individuals who are neither fully vaccinated nor enrolled in the rapid screening program by Sept. 13, 2021, cannot come to any University premises. Rapid screening cannot be used as an alternative to vaccination without an approved exemption.  

More information on U of T’s approach to vaccines is available on UTogether’s frequently asked questions page.  

What if I was vaccinated outside of Canada?

If you have received a vaccine that hasn't been approved by Health Canada, the University can help facilitate immunization with an approved vaccine. More information is available on UTogether's vaccines page

How do I provide proof of vaccination? 

All members of our community who come onto U of T campuses or premises must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to upload proof of vaccination via UCheck

Proof of vaccination can be a photograph of a paper vaccination receipt or an electronic receipt that you received by email. Those vaccinated in Ontario can generate and download their vaccine receipts here. See the UCheck FAQs for more information about acceptable documents. 

What is the university’s rapid screening program? 

You must participate in the University’s rapid screening program if you are in progress towards full vaccination or have a University-approved vaccination exemption. Once you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to complete regular rapid tests.  

Are there vaccine clinics at U of T?

Yes! The University has supported the province’s vaccination efforts by supplying space and volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine clinics on its three campuses, in partnership with local hospitals. So far, more than 400,000 doses have been administered at the U of T-hosted vaccination sites and pop-ups. 

More information on how to book a vaccination on campus is available on the UTogether vaccine page

Health and Safety

What safety measures is U of T implementing for a safe return to campus?  

The University of Toronto is closely monitoring the latest public health guidance and continues to update the 12 ways to ensure our campuses provide a safe place in which members of the U of T community can study, learn and work.  

Do I need to wear a mask on campus? 

Yes. The University will maintain the requirement to wear masks in indoor spaces on campus at least until the end of the term, including during the exam period; physical distancing is not required. Masks should fit snugly against the face and chin and must fully cover the nose and mouth.  

The University has implemented a Policy on Non-Medical Masks and Face Coverings requiring non-medical masks or face coverings to be worn indoors in all common-use spaces on our three campuses and on University premises off campus. This policy is consistent with provincial regulations. Please refer to the guideline for additional details. 

Information for Students

What on-site student services will be available? 

The Office of the Registrar and Students Services (ORSS), IT HelpDesk, Digital Fabrication labs and Workshop facilities in the Daniels Building at One Spadina will be available to students. Note their hours of operation below:  

  • Office of the Registrar and Student Services: 
    Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    If you are a current student with an urgent need, please contact the Office of the Registrar and Student Services (ORSS): registrar@daniels.utoronto.ca.
  • IT HelpDesk: 
    Monday to Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 
    To receive assistance from IT staff, one must first create a ticket. Tickets are tracked to ensure your questions are answered in a timely manner, and to monitor ongoing issues so that we can continue to improve our service. 
  • Workshop facilities: 
    Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    The assembly room is fob accessible after-hours.
  • Digital Fabrication Lab: 
    Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

How do I obtain a fob key? 

If you are a new student, or wish to access the building after regular building hours, you can pick up a fob key at room 100 at 1 Spadina Crescent via appointment. Fob keys require a $100 deposit at the time of purchase, refundable upon the completion of your degree.  

To obtain a fob, log into your Daniels account, navigate to ORSS Services, then click on “Fob Access Key Deposit” to pay online. Next, use our booking system to make an appointment. 

Will the library be open? 

Yes. The Eberhard Zeidler Library is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Check U of T Libraries for updates on reopening across campus.   

Is Café 059 open?

Yes. The café is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours will be updated throughout the term. 

Where can I find my classroom time and location? 

Students can check course enrolment on ACORN and reference the timetable for classroom times and locations. Course material can be found on your student portal, Quercus. You can also refer to U of T’s interactive map for directions.

I choose not to get vaccinated. Will the Daniels Faculty provide me with online accommodations? 

There are no online accommodations available for students who do not meet the University's vaccination requirement and have not been granted an exemption by the University for medical reasons or other grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

Students can connect with the ORSS for academic advising. 

What if I only want to study online? 

We are an in-person university and the experiences and engagement that students gain in our community and our classrooms are an essential component of an education at the Daniels Faculty.  

 contact ORSS for any questions

Can I make an advising appointment? 

Yes. The Office of the Registrar and Student Services offers drop in appointments starting February 7. These virtual one-on-one appointments are held via Zoom breakout rooms.  

Students can request a 15- or 30-minute in-person advising appointment by sending an email to registrar@daniels.utoronto.ca.