Coronavirus Response

Any member of the Wycliffe College community who is experiencing any symptoms related to cold, flu, or COVID-19 must self-isolate and complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form. It is critical that if you have even one symptom of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or difficulty breathing), or even mild symptoms, you must self-isolate to avoid spreading illness to others.

Fill Out the COVID-19 Reporting Form


Latest Update: June 16, 2021 1:15 P.M. ET

The University of Toronto (including Wycliffe College) will require students living in residence during the 2021-2022 academic year to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For all the details, click here to see the UofT's June 8, 2021 announcement.

Updated: May 6, 2021 3:00 P.M. ET

Wycliffe has been notified that non-OHIP insured patients who reside in Ontario (including UHIP members) are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost—regardless of where it is administered. The Government of Ontario is committed to ensuring access to ALL people in Ontario (including visitors and non-OHIP insured individuals).

Currently, there are no private clinics in Ontario that have the vaccine to administer, but this may change.  When/if it changes, it means that UHIP members should not be charged—these physicians will have instructions to bill the Ministry of Health directly. If there is a charge, members should contact for handling. Right now, it’s not clear if other provinces will follow suit. This means if private clinics outside of Ontario have the ability to administer the COVID-19 vaccination, there still may be a charge to UHIP members. 


Updated: April 14, 2021 3:00 P.M. ET

Beginning in September, Wycliffe College will once again offer in-person classes, chapel, and events (as public health guidelines permit). For those who cannot come to Toronto, we will continue to make available a full array of online courses, chapel, and events until the end of August 2022.

Updated: February 23, 2:30 P.M. ET

New Government of Canada Quarantine Requirements

If you are arriving in Canada by air: 

As of February 22, 2021, students arriving by air must stay at a  Government of Canada-approved hotel  near the airport while they wait for the results of a mandatory COVID-19 test taken upon arrival at the airport. Please see the links below for further information, including the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival in Canada, hotel booking information, and ArriveCAN app details: 

If you are arriving at Toronto Pearson Airport 

Following the mandatory hotel stopover and upon receipt of a negative COVD-19 test, students will complete their quarantine time in the University of Toronto program.  Further information about the government-mandated program is available upon registration. 

If you are arriving at Calgary International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, or Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, you must complete the mandatory stopover in that city before travelling on to Toronto. 

Following the mandatory hotel stopover and upon receipt of a negative COVD-19 test, students will be able to complete their travels to Ontario and their quarantine time in the University of Toronto program.  Further information is available upon registration in the program. 

If you are driving to Canada:

As of February 22, 2021, students arriving by a land border must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.  This test is in addition to having a negative test result within 72 hours prior to arrival. See links below for further information including testing requirements, booking information, and ArriveCAN app details. 

University of Toronto Quarantine Programs 

There are two programsThe  Full  UofT  Program  and the  “At-Home”  program  for students who have their own  suitable  location in which to quarantine.   

As part of  the Full  program, the University will provide:  

  • Transportation  from the Government of Canada designated hotel to the  UofT  quarantine location.  If you are travelling from another Canadian city where you completed your mandatory hotel stopover, transportation will be provided from Toronto Pearson Airport to the  UofT  quarantine location.  

  • Private room with washroom  

  • 3 meals/day  delivered to your door  

  • Other supports (daily check-in/nurse monitoring, quarantine supplies including personal thermometer, on-location staff, and connections with your academic division for information on programming, orientation, etc. during your quarantine)  

  • On-site COVID-19  testing  

As part of the At-Home program, students will receive:  

  • Regular health checks by U of T’s Health and Wellness team  

  • Connections with their academic  division  for information on programming and orientation during quarantine  

  • Downloadable resources such as food and pharmacy delivery services  

  • A confirmation letter to support your entry into Canada,  i.e. confirming that you have registered for the program and will be receiving regular health checks during the quarantine program.  

  • In addition, At-Home students will be required to get a COVID-19 test and await negative results before coming to campus including, if applicable, moving into residence. Information on how students can be tested will be provided upon arrival.  

Registration for  the At-Home and Full program is available at (students will need to login  using their JOIN/UTORid).  Currently,  registration  is available  for  arrivals  up  until  March 31st.  An update will be provided  regarding  quarantine support beyond the end of March  on  the U of T website and  StarRez  on March 15th.   

Students will need to sign and agree to comply with self-isolation protocols aligned with relevant  government guidance, and remain in their rooms for the quarantine period. Guests will not be allowed during this time.  

For further information please  contact  

Updated: November 23, 7:00 A.M. ET

On Friday, the University of Toronto announced its decision to delay the start of the Winter term by one week. President Gertler reflects the concern of all academic administrators for the wellness of students, faculty, and staff when he writes, “We want to make sure that you’re able to rest and recharge, and to make the most of the upcoming holiday break.”

As a result, the heads of the TST colleges have agreed to adjust the start of our term also. For all the details regarding this and other important delays, read the announcement from Principal Stephen Andrews.


Updated: October 22, 2:30 P.M. ET

Recently, Wycliffe College's leadership made the decision that as in the Fall term, all classes offered in the Winter term will be accessible remotely. We are heeding the directives of the Province of Ontario and following the practice of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts and Science, as well as those of the other colleges of the Toronto School of Theology. Read the announcement from Principal Stephen Andrews.

Updated: October 07, 10:00 A.M. ET

The symptoms of COVID-19 can resemble a cold or flu. Any member of the Wycliffe College community who is experiencing any symptoms related to cold, flu, or COVID-19 must self-isolate and complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form. It is critical that if you have at least one symptom of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or difficulty breathing), or even mild symptoms, you must self-isolate to avoid spreading illness to others.

Immediate actions you should take include:

  • Immediately isolate yourself to prevent any possible spread of COVID-19; 
  • Contact your local public health authority and follow their advice; and
  • Complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

You need to self-isolate if you: 

  • Have symptoms, even if mild, associated with COVID-19; 
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19; 
  • Are waiting for laboratory test results after being tested for COVID-19; or 
  • Have been advised to self-isolate by your regional public health authority.  

Self-isolating means staying home and avoiding all contact with others.

If your symptoms worsen, immediately contact your healthcare provider or public health authority and follow their instructions.

If a positive case is reported within our community, it is communicated to the UofT and will be reflected on their case count dashboard. Note: Wycliffe College is located on the St. George campus. Case counts indicated on the UofT dashboard represent those of the entire St. George campus. 

Updated: July 14, 9:30 A.M. EST

An up-to-the-minute list of Frequently Asked Questions especially for Wycliffe College students and residents is now available. Visit Study 2020-21 for the answers to all the questions you're asking as you prepare for Fall.

Updated: June 25, 2020, 2:55 P.M. EST

See important updates for new students, returning students, and International students: "Get Ready for Fall." 

Updated: May 8, 2020, 3:20 P.M. EST

See the University of Toronto's Summary of the Government of Canada Support Announcement.

Updated: May 5, 2020, 5:00 P.M. EST

Please see the latest message from Principal Stephen Andrews concerning the Fall 2020 semester.

Updated: March 26, 2020, 7:30 A.M. EST

Yesterday, the University of Toronto announced that its June convocation ceremonies will be postponed.  Likewise, all May convocation ceremonies at the Toronto School of Theology will be postponed. 

At Toronto School of Theology, we share the disappointment expressed in President Gertler’s letter and want to assure our students that those who complete their degree requirements on time will still graduate and receive their degrees and parchments as they become available. 

Each Toronto School of Theology College is making plans for the rescheduling of its convocation. Given the changing situation, all of those details are not yet in place. Each College will be in contact with its own students to confirm alternate plans.

This decision was not taken lightly. We look forward to celebrating our students’ achievements when Convocation ceremonies are able to take place.

Updated: March 19, 2020, 1:50 P.M. EST

In order to comply with government requests that all non-essential staff remain at home, effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m., staff will no longer be working on Wycliffe's front desk and taking phone calls. If you need to connect with faculty or staff, we encourage you to do so by email.

Updated: March 17, 2020, 4:30 P.M. EST

For updates on changes to the University of Toronto library services and operations, please visit

As of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, the John W. Graham Library will be closed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit, and any changes to Graham Library services are posted on the webpage:

If you are having difficulty locating material for your final assignments, please email your query to the Theology Librarian, Thomas Power:

Guide to accessing electronic library resources​

Updated: March 16, 2020, 11:15 A.M. EST

In order to protect the health and safety of our community, the College building will remain closed and locked until further notice. All classes have been moved online, and faculty and staff are working from home and may be reached by email. All events in the College have been cancelled. The front desk will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday to Friday) to answer phone calls and questions. Wycliffe's COVID-19 response team will continue to monitor local conditions and public health recommendations. Check back to this page for updates.

For changes to library hours, please visit

Graham Library hours:

Updated: March 13, 2020, 2:00 P.M. EST

Attention Students:

Acting out of an abundance of caution and in the interests of protecting the health and safety of community members, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all in-person classes at Wycliffe College will be moved to a format using remote access using webinar technology. This change does not affect online classes currently underway.

Faculty and staff will (primarily) work from home, coordinating efforts to ensure all students are able to successfully complete the term.

In most cases, students can expect to finish their courses using Zoom for lectures and Quercus to access reading assignments. We will endeavour to record all classes so that in the event that technical difficulties arise, students will be able to watch their lectures at a later time.

Also effective Monday, March 16, 2020, College doors will be locked. Only people with key cards will have access to the building.

Questions can be addressed to Peter Robinson, Academic Dean at:

Thank you for your co-operation!

Updated: March 13, 2020, 1:00 P.M. EST

Wycliffe College's Plans for Completing the Academic Year

Many of you have probably heard that U of T has decided to move all in-person undergraduate and research-stream Masters and Doctoral courses across U of T’s three campuses to online formats. In light of this, Wycliffe College is committed to completing the term by moving all classes to online formats effective Monday, March 16th until the end of the term. We will be sending out more detailed instructions to all students and faculty later this afternoon.

Updated: March 12, 2020

Wycliffe College has established a response team to engage with issues surrounding the coronavirus. This team is actively monitoring local conditions related to COVID-19, and will work to provide updates to you as circumstances change and as information becomes available.

Your health, wellness and safety are our top priorities. Members of the College community are encouraged to visit the University of Toronto response page for helpful information and resources.

In addition, we will be providing information of particular interest to the various groups that compose the Wycliffe College community: