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COVID-19 Information for University of Toronto Students

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The entire University community is focused on maintaining a safe and healthy environment on our campuses, preserving your educational experience, and communicating any updates and new information. We will update this page regularly with important information for students.

Check the University of Toronto’s coronavirus updates and frequently asked questions (FAQs) for updates relevant to the whole U of T community.

This page contains information for U of T students regarding the University’s responses and actions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please continue to check your U of T email, since you may be receiving emails directly from your divisions, residences, and Deans of Students.

Graduate Students, please also visit the School of Graduate Studies webpage for specific updates.

Coping with Stress

We know this situation brings uncertainty and stress for everyone – and some will experience this more than others. Please know that if you are struggling, there are resources and supports available.

Article: Managing stress and feelings of powerlessness can be a challenge in times of uncertainty. U of T’s Dr. Suze Berkhout shares seven tips for mentally coping with the challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

All Students

Last updated: March 26, 2020 at 7:30pm EST (New question added: #2)

For Students in Residence

Updated: Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:50am EST (Question #8, response updated)

For International Students

Last updated: Friday, March 28, 2020 at 3:30pm EST (updated information for question #5)

For students who are registered with Safety Abroad

Last updated: March 28, 2020 at 12:45pm EST (updated information for question #3)

We appreciate that this is an anxious and stressful time for everyone, and particularly for those of you who are far away from your family and friends. We know that many of you are trying to get home and we want you to know that the University is working hard to bring all students who had registered with Safety Abroad back as quickly as possible.

By now you should have received an email from Safety Abroad with instructions on how to fill out our online form. If you do not recall seeing this email, please double check your University of Toronto inbox. If you have in fact not received the email please contact us at: safety.abroad@utoronto.ca.

These Q&A’s are intended to provide you with some guidance as you make your way home. Please note that Q&A’s will be updated should new information become available or circumstances change. We will continue to update this page with the most current information we have.