Study 2021-22

Your guide to the 2021-22 School Year

Beginning in September, Wycliffe College will offer in-person classes, chapel, and events (as public health guidelines permit). NOTE: students, staff, faculty, volunteers, and visitors will be asked to furnish proof of full vaccination before being allowed to enter the building or take up an off-campus student placement. For those who cannot come to Toronto, we will continue to make available a full array of online MDiv, MTS, MTSD, Certificate, and Diploma courses, chapel, and events until the end of August 2022. Bookmark this page to make it easy to check back for updates.

Graduate students who participate in classes delivered remotely as a result of the COVID pandemic measures and maintain academic connections with the TST and Wycliffe College through electronic communication meet the program requirements as stated in sections A7.1.2 and A6.5 of the GCTS Conjoint Degree & DMin Handbooks. TST graduate cohort courses TSJ5001H, TSJ5021H & TSJ5022H will be delivered remotely in Fall 2021. In the event restrictions are lifted regarding travel and in-person classes, graduate students will be expected to fulfill the normal residency requirements. Students are encouraged to check with the TST website for updates.

 

Orientation

Fall 2021 orientation information.

 

Course Listings

View Wycliffe courses being offered.

 

Apply For Residence

Details of residency at Wycliffe College.

 

New Academic Year

What will Fall 2021/22 look like?

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated September 1, 2021

    

Students   (Top of Page)

Will there be any in person classes this fall?

Wycliffe College is planning to hold in-person classes and community experiences (operating within public health guidelines) for all who want them this fall. And while details are still being worked out, we also plan to hold online classes. That means we are exploring creative ways to ensure every student's needs and preferences are met.

Why do I have to show proof of vaccination?

We believe this to be a reasonable requirement for the health and safety of our community. We are mindful that our building contains both classrooms and a residence to over 100 people including children.  We have an obligation to protect each other, even as we ourselves might wish to be protected.

What is acceptable proof of vaccination?

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the actual vaccination record issued by the health authority that administered the vaccine(s), in paper format, or a printed photograph of such record. Note that a paper copy must be provided to Wycliffe College, which will be retained and securely stored for a period of time.

Which vaccines are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO)?

For a list of vaccines, both approved and under evaluation, see:

https://extranet.who.int/pqweb/sites/default/files/documents/Status_COVID_VAX_19August2021.pdf

When will I be asked to show such proof?

Students who plan to study on campus will be required to show proof of vaccination, in   person, during Orientation Week. In exchange for showing such proof, they will be provided with a swipe card that will allow them access to the building at set times.

Why does my final dose of vaccine have to be administered on or before October 4, 2021?

In the case of two-shot vaccines, it takes two weeks following the final dose of the vaccine to fully prime your body’s immunity to the virus. If your final dose occurs on or before October 4, then you will be considered fully immunized by October 18.

What are grounds for exemption to this policy?

Exemptions may be made only for those grounds protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code, which includes confirmed medical reasons.

How do I begin the process of applying for a medical exemption?

To begin the process of applying for a medical exemption to this policy, students must provide a doctor’s note specifying that they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons to registrar@wycliffe.utoronto.ca

Once I have my swipe card, can I enter the building at any time?

No. Students are asked to enter the College only on those days when they have a scheduled class, meeting, event or are attending chapel. 

If I am fully vaccinated, do I still need to wear a mask in the building, and complete a self- assessment before coming to the College?

Yes. Before each visit (whether to the Wycliffe College building or to other buildings on the UofT campus) students are required to complete a Wycliffe self-assessment and a U-check self- assessment. 

Where do I find more information on Wycliffe’s plans for the Fall 2021 term?

Please return to this page for the most up-to-date information.

How do I activate my UTORID?

TCard Services has developed a short video that encourages newly admitted students to convert their JOINids to UTORids, and explains the steps involved to do so.

How do I get help using library services and resources while the libraries are closed?

U of T Libraries has a dedicated  student support page  where you can find out how to chat with a librarian, do research, find old exams and more.

How do I access library print materials while the libraries are closed?

Hathi Trust

U of T has formed a partnership with HathiTrust Digital Library that gives current students and faculty access to more than 2.5 million digitized versions of the library’s in-copyright print books published before 2004 through the HathiTrust Digital Library.

To access, follow the instructions on the HathiTrust Digital Library terms of use page. Additional information on this service can be found on this webpage.

Note: The HathiTrustDigitalLibrary will only be available while library buildings remain closed.

Curbside Pickup Service

UofT Libraries' curbside pick-up service is being suspended for most libraries effective 23 April, 2021 until futher notice.

Robarts Library offers a Curbside Pickup Service (please refer to their website for their latest updates) for print books not available through the HathiTrust. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to use this service. Initially, the service will only provide access to books housed in the Robarts Library building stack and storage locations within the building.

You may also check the websites of other ther TST libraries for latest updates:

Kelly Library

Regis College Library

Knox College

Graham Library

Complete information on curbside pickup service for TST's member college libraries can be found here.

Guide to E-Resources

Guide to electronic resources for theological studies compiled by Dr. Thomas Power.

Includes contact information for all TST libraries.

Other Services

Computer and wifi access

Chat with a Librarian

UTL “How to…” (Series of short videos)

Contact for Help

Staff at Wycliffe’s library, the John W. Graham Library (https://www.trinity.utoronto.ca/library) are available to assist with your questions. You may also watch this introductory video on how you may access resources in the John W. Graham Library.

Do I need a doctor’s note if I’m ill and can’t attend class?

The University is  temporarily suspending  the need for a doctor’s note or medical certificate for absences from academic participation. Please use the  Absence Declaration tool on ACORN  to declare an absence if you require consideration for missed academic work. You are responsible for contacting your instructors to request the academic consideration you are seeking.  Record each day of your absence as soon as it begins, up until the day before you return to classes or other academic activities.

What is the status of accessibility services?

Accessibility Services continues to provide support for students and their instructors to deliver academic accommodations. Accessibility-related COVID-19 updates can be found here: University of Toronto St. George

Students with disabilities seeking academic accommodations should continue to contact the  Accessibility Services  office on their campus to receive support.

What technology do I need for remote or online learning?

Visit our Remote Learning page.

Can I get my T-Card and U of T email address before arriving on campus?

Yes. You can authenticate your TCard and get your U of T email address before arriving.  Having these tools will make it easier for you to connect with U of T and access resources. For full information, visit  https://tcard.utoronto.ca/.  You can pick up your physical T-Card when you arrive on campus

How are courses being delivered?

We are optimistic that this fall, classes will be offered in-person and through remote access. While details are still being worked out, online classes will likely continue to offer options for either asynchronous or synchronous participation. 

Asynchronous
Wycliffe has offered online classes since 2001. These have the section code 6101 and are ‘asynchronous’. This means that there is no one time when the class has to be online together so a student has the flexibility to log into the class on QUERCUS whenever they want, to complete the weekly assignments. 

Synchronous
Synchronous classes are delivered using Zoom. These classes have the section code 9101 and all students registered are expected to log into the class on the day and time shown in the course description. Many of you experienced Zoom delivery during the 2020/21 academic year, but for those who have not used Zoom before there is some useful information at this link  https://wycliffecollege.ca/remotelearning

I’m a doctoral student. What information is available for me?

What student services will be available?

You can visit the Sports & Recreation page and the Hart House page for more information.

Where can I find information on my academic program?

I’m an international student currently outside Canada. Where can I get information?

I’ve applied to live in residence. Will I be able to live in residence in 2021-22?

Yes, we plan to have our residence open for the academic year.

How can I cope with isolation and stress in this time of covid?

All of us need to work hard not to feel isolated as we obey Covid-19 protocols wherever we are. This is the best way to reduce stress.  This means intentionally reaching out to others in ways that might be beyond our comfort zones: physically gathering outside as is safe, talking more to other students. Wycliffe’s Chaplain, the Rev Dr Annette Brownlee is always available to talk at abrownlee@wycliffe.utoronto.ca. You may email her anytime directly to set up a time to talk.  Many other U of T resources are available to you. Please read these seven tips for staying grounded as the world grapples with COVID-19 from a U of T expert:

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/seven-tips-staying-grounded-world-grapples-covid-19-u-t-expert

To connect with University of Toronto Health Services: St. George Campus Health & Wellness Centre: 416-978-8030

What can I do to protect myself and others from COVID-19?

Protecting Yourself and Others

Coronaviruses are spread through close contact. Wycliffe College recommends taking the following steps to prevent the spread of infection and these are the expectations required of each person in the College:

  • Get vaccinated against Covid-19 with a Health Canada-approved course of vaccines. This fall, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination if you intend to come to campus or participate in a field education placement.
  • Before entering the College, you are required to take your temperature at home. If you have a fever (a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher) do not come to the College.
  • Upon entering the building, you are required to wash your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • While in the City of Toronto, you must wear a mask upon entering public spaces.
  • Masks are also strongly recommended when speaking with others less than 2 metres away.  Should you sneeze in your mask or cough, it must be replaced right away.
  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Do not share items such as pens, cell phones, calculators, computers, telephones, etc.
  • Everyone must maintain social distancing (2 metres) when interacting with others and wear a mask.
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve; not in your mask. 
  • If you use a tissue, discard it immediately and wash your hands afterward. 
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. 
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick. 
  • Avoid high-touch areas, where possible, or ensure you clean your hands after. 
  • Where possible, wear gloves when interacting with high-touch areas. Do not touch your face with gloved hands. Put on and remove gloves in a manner that avoids contamination of the hands. Ensure you wash your hands after removing gloves.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

 

Hand Washing Hygiene

  • Use warm water to wet hands;
  • Apply lotion soap;
  • Work up a good lather and rub hands palm to palm and in between and around fingers;
  • Apply with vigorous contact on all surfaces of the hands (back of hands, fingertips, and each thumb);
  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice);
  • Rinse thoroughly under running water and avoid splashing;
  • Keep hands down so that runoff will go into the sink and not down the arm;
  • Dry hands well with paper towels and use the paper towels to turn off the faucet; and
  • Discard the paper towels into the appropriate container.

Face Masks

Wearing non-medical masks or face coverings is required in all common-use indoor spaces on the University of Toronto St. George campus, including classrooms and common areas in residences.

Non-medical mask or face covering means a mask, balaclava, bandana, scarf, cloth or other similar item that covers the nose, mouth and chin without gapping.

Common-use indoor University spaces include lobbies, elevators, hallways and corridors, stairwells, washrooms, service desks, cafeterias and lunchrooms, common areas in residences, study lounges, meeting rooms, classrooms, research and teaching labs, shared or open-space offices, and other locations used in common where practicing physical distancing may be difficult or unpredictable.

 

 How to Properly Use and Dispose of Face Coverings

  • wash your hands immediately before putting it on and immediately after taking it off; 
  • make sure the face covering fits well around your nose and mouth;
  • avoid moving the mask around or adjusting it often;
  • avoid touching the covering while using it;
  • do not share it with others.
  • Cloth masks should be washed after every use
  • Paper masks must not be reused

Face coverings should be changed when they get damp or soiled.

 

Social Distancing

  • Keep a distance of at least two metres between you and anyone else not in your family bubble.
  • Reduce or eliminate activities that require close physical proximity or contact with others.

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. 

Where do I find case counts of COVID-19 at the University of Toronto?

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. 

International Students   (Top of Page)

Do I need a study permit?

If you’re not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and plan to study in Canada for more than six months you will have to apply for a study permit. You should apply for your study permit online as soon as you get your letter of acceptance.

Can I begin my program online before receiving my study permit?

You can begin your program through online courses outside Canada, even if your study permit, temporary resident visa (TRV) or electronic travel authorization (eTA) have not yet been processed. Remember you should apply for these documents now.

I am unable to travel to Canada because of health concerns or restricted travel. Do I still need to apply for a study permit now?

Apply for a study permit as soon as possible so you will be ready to join in-person classes when you are able. You can begin your studies remotely in September if you are unable to be on campus for any reason.

Are visa offices still processing applications during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Yes. Visa offices around the world continue to process study permit applications. The current travel restrictions to Canada will not prevent your study permit application from being processed. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced that they will notify successful applicants about when they can travel to Canada.  We recommend that you apply for your study permit as soon as possible as it may take longer to process applications this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will I have access to health care and health insurance when I arrive in Toronto?

Yes. All registered international students are automatically enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). UHIP is a basic health insurance plan which allows international students to access healthcare in Ontario and covers doctor visits, hospitalizations and other services. International students are also registered in supplementary health plans offered by their student unions which can also be found on the UHIP Page. Supplementary plans cover prescription medications, corrective lenses, dental care as well as other medically required needs.

Can I get my T-Card and U of T email address before arriving on campus?

Yes. You can authenticate your TCard and get your U of T email address before arriving.  Having these tools will make it easier for you to connect with U of T and access resources. For full information, visit https://tcard.utoronto.ca/.  You can pick up your physical T-Card when you arrive on campus.

How do I prepare for Quarantine/Isolation?

Travel and quarantine requirements are changing rapidly. For the most up-to-date information on what is required please see https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/ and updates posted by Immigration Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html).

Please see visit the University of Toronto Vice-Provost’s Office page to see the most up to date quarantine and testing responsibilities for students.

What additional packing requirements should I be aware of?

In addition to regular packing requirements, please also arrange to travel with the following:

  • Prepare your non-medical masks and face coverings. These masks should:  
    • allow for easy breathing
    • fit securely to the head with ties or ear loops
    • maintain their shape after washing and drying
    • be changed as soon as possible if damp or dirty
    • be comfortable and not require frequent adjustment
    • be made of at least 2 layers of tightly woven material fabric (such as cotton or linen)
    • be large enough to completely and comfortably cover the nose and mouth without gaping
  • Pack your essential items, which include but are not limited to: 
    • Certain categories of prescription medicine or special medical items should be carried together with a medical note signed by a physician certifying that you require the medication or the items for a medical condition.
    • Toiletries should also be carried in sufficient quantity for the entire visit unless their availability at the travel destination is assured. These will include items for dental care, eye care (including contact lenses), skin care and personal hygiene.

What are my responsibilities as an international student arriving in Ontario?

Wycliffe College requires that you fully understand and comply with the infection prevention policies and practices outlined in the Support for International Students During COVID-19 document and the Residence Agreement Addendum which you will be required to sign if you plan to live in the Wycliffe College Residence. If you do not understand the terms and conditions of this plan, please speak to the Wycliffe College Residence Team directly at residence@wycliffe.utoronto.ca.

More information about COVID-19 can be found in different languages at: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/2019-novel-coronavirus-information-sheet.html

Can Wycliffe College assist me with my Quarantine/Isolation?

Travel and quarantine requirements are changing rapidly. For the most up to date information on what is required please see https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/ and updates posted by Immigration Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html).

Wycliffe College is committed and prepared to provide quarantine or isolation space for you and your co-arriving family if you are arriving from outside of Canada. Our Registrar’s Office will contact (via email) all International students to help you prepare for your arrival into Canada to see if you require assistance to meet the requirements of entering the country. Further information prior to your arrival to Wycliffe College can be found on this page.

The College has reserved primary quarantine dwellings as locations for students and their families to quarantine/isolate for 14 days (and possibly longer) upon arrival into Ontario and these meet all quarantine or isolation criteria as suggested by public health agencies. Should these spaces be filled for quarantine/isolation purposes, additional suitable accommodations are available.

Food, medicine, and other basic necessities can be brought to your door by the Residence team and you will be connected to them upon your arrival.

Accommodations provided by Wycliffe for the 14-day quarantine period are consistent with current Orders in Council under the Quarantine Act and guidelines of the Government of Canada, as well as the requirements of the institution’s local and provincial and municipal public health authorities.

Pre-Arrival Requirements

Please note that due to the time required to prepare this accommodation for all international students entering Ontario, it is essential to let us know as soon as possible if you require your quarantine/isolation location. If you need a quarantine location, DO NOT make plans to travel to Toronto until you have confirmed with us its availability at that time, and we have confirmed that we have reserved it for you.

As a best practice, you and your immediate family members are encouraged to download the Government of Canada’s ArriveCAN application on your smartphone prior to arrival at the border, and complete the information required. More information is provided about this app below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html#a_arriveCAN

If you do not follow the ArriveCAN directives, please expect a delay to your entry into Canada and subsequent access to Wycliffe College.

Please note: If you or any member of your accompanying family are experiencing any symptoms consistent with Covid-19, DO NOT ENTER CANADA and DO NOT COME TO WYCLIFFE COLLEGE. Instead please seek the proper medical attention and Wycliffe College will be happy to reschedule a later time for you and any accompanying family members to quarantine at the College.

What do I need to do when I arrive at Wycliffe?

When scheduling for your arrival, please inform the College how you plan to arrive in Toronto (i.e. by car, plane, etc…) and your expected timing. We will send information about what to do on arrival and make arrangements for any items needed, including supporting your travel from your port of entry to the College.

Please take note of all signs relating to community safety regarding COVID-19 and remain respectful of barriers and reduced access to areas of the College which are presently closed.

What does it mean to Quarantine/Isolate at Wycliffe?

Travel and quarantine requirements are changing rapidly. For the most up to date information on what is required please see https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/ and updates posted by Immigration Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html)

Quarantine/Isolation at Wycliffe

Isolating/quarantine means:

  • Staying in the provided apartment until the regional public health authority says you are no longer at risk of spreading the virus; and
  • Avoiding contact with others.

While in quarantine or isolation, students and their families are not permitted any visitors.

 

COVID test during Quarantine

As per the Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines, if you are required to undergo a COVID test after arrival: getting a COVID test is the ONLY reason for which you may leave your dwelling, and no other. The closest COVID testing centre is Women’s College Hospital at 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON. More information about this testing centre can be found here:

https://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/patients-and-caregivers/coronavirus-(covid-19)-information-for-patients-and-visitors/

It is strongly advised that you walk to the Hospital (approximately 10 minutes) wearing a mask at all times, that you practice social distancing, keeping 6 metres distance from all persons during your walk, and that you return immediately from the testing centre to your quarantine dwelling.

You will receive information at the testing centre on how to access your COVID test electronically and test results will take 24-36 hours, on average. You are required to report your COVID test result (either positive or negative) by completing the form on the College website at: www.wycliffecollege.ca/covidreporting.

Please note that this information will be held in the strictest confidence, and only disclosed to authorised personnel on a need-to-know basis. For information on Wycliffe College’s privacy policies, visit: https://www.wycliffecollege.ca/privacy.

 

Should your test come back positive:

  • Your quarantine will be extended as outlined in this document and any new directives pertaining to your safety and the safety of others as provided by Public Health Agencies (e.g. City of Toronto Public Health) will be communicated to you through the Residence Team.
  • The Residence Team will attempt to reduce transmission by tracing your contact with any other members of the Wycliffe Community, although this should be nil if you have adhered to the directives set out in this document.
  • Wycliffe College will undertake a communications protocol to ensure that appropriate public health agencies are informed, that those persons in community possibly affected by a positive result are informed and that specific measures will be taken to reduce transmission reduce the spread and or incidence of infection in accordance with provincial and municipal public health guidelines.

 

Should your test come back negative:

  • The remainder of your quarantine must be completed as before, and you will be supported throughout the quarantine as described below.

 

Support During Quarantine

Supports for all quarantined individuals throughout the 14-day quarantine period, include but are not limited to: food, medical care and COVID-19 infection control information and training;

Regular and robust institutional monitoring of quarantined individuals by the Residence Team  throughout the 14-day quarantine period for COVID-19 symptoms, general well-being, compliance with quarantine requirements, with emphasis on individual COVID-19 infection control practices. Further, Residence Team will contact you to confirm that you are symptom free, that you are not leaving your isolation or quarantine and that you have access to the basic necessities as outlined previously.

 

Daily Self-Assessment

The College will require all occupants of the building to take their temperature at least once daily. If you or anybody in your family have a fever (a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher) contact the Residence Team immediately.

Additionally, if you or anybody in your family develop any other symptoms consistent with COVID-19 you need to contact the Residence Team immediately. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever (feeling hot to the touch, a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher)
  • chills
  • cough that's new or worsening (continuous, more than usual)
  • barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing (croup)
  • shortness of breath (out of breath, unable to breathe deeply)
  • sore throat
  • difficulty swallowing
  • runny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
  • lost sense of taste or smell
  • pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • headache that’s unusual or long lasting
  • digestive issues (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain)
  • muscle aches
  • extreme tiredness that is unusual (fatigue, lack of energy)
  • falling down often
  • for young children and infants: sluggishness or lack of appetite

If you think you might have symptoms or are worried you were exposed to COVID-19, take the Government of Ontario’s online self-assessment test (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/)

If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.

What happens when my period of Quarantine/Isolation is over?

Travel and quarantine requirements are changing rapidly. For the most up-to-date information on what is required please see https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/ and updates posted by Immigration Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html). 

Wycliffe College will continue to support all our international students and immediate family members after completion of their 14-day quarantine period. Through the Residence Team and Chaplain, Wycliffe will offer mental and physical health supports, anti-racism and COVID-19 stigma supports, and mitigation of social barriers to support student compliance with individual COVID-19 infection control practices.

What can I do to protect myself and others from COVID-19?

Protecting Yourself and Others

Coronaviruses are spread through close contact. Wycliffe College recommends taking the following steps to prevent the spread of infection and these are the expectations required of each person in the College:

  • Get vaccinated against Covid-19 with a Health Canada-approved course of vaccines. This fall, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination if you intend to come to campus or participate in a field education placement.
  • Before entering the College, you are required to take your temperature at home. If you have a fever (a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher) do not come to the College.
  • Upon entering the building, you are required to wash your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • While in the City of Toronto, you must wear a mask upon entering public spaces.
  • Masks are also strongly recommended when speaking with others less than 2 metres away.  Should you sneeze in your mask or cough, it must be replaced right away.
  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Do not share items such as pens, cell phones, calculators, computers, telephones, etc.
  • Everyone must maintain social distancing (2 metres) when interacting with others and wear a mask.
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve; not in your mask. 
  • If you use a tissue, discard it immediately and wash your hands afterward. 
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. 
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick. 
  • Avoid high-touch areas, where possible, or ensure you clean your hands after. 
  • Where possible, wear gloves when interacting with high-touch areas. Do not touch your face with gloved hands. Put on and remove gloves in a manner that avoids contamination of the hands. Ensure you wash your hands after removing gloves.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

 

Hand Washing Hygiene

  • Use warm water to wet hands;
  • Apply lotion soap;
  • Work up a good lather and rub hands palm to palm and in between and around fingers;
  • Apply with vigorous contact on all surfaces of the hands (back of hands, fingertips, and each thumb);
  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice);
  • Rinse thoroughly under running water and avoid splashing;
  • Keep hands down so that runoff will go into the sink and not down the arm;
  • Dry hands well with paper towels and use the paper towels to turn off the faucet; and
  • Discard the paper towels into the appropriate container.

Face Masks

Wearing non-medical masks or face coverings is required in all common-use indoor spaces on the University of Toronto St. George campus, including classrooms and common areas in residences.

Non-medical mask or face covering means a mask, balaclava, bandana, scarf, cloth or other similar item that covers the nose, mouth and chin without gapping.

Common-use indoor University spaces include lobbies, elevators, hallways and corridors, stairwells, washrooms, service desks, cafeterias and lunchrooms, common areas in residences, study lounges, meeting rooms, classrooms, research and teaching labs, shared or open-space offices, and other locations used in common where practicing physical distancing may be difficult or unpredictable.

 

 How to Properly Use and Dispose of Face Coverings

  • wash your hands immediately before putting it on and immediately after taking it off; 
  • make sure the face covering fits well around your nose and mouth;
  • avoid moving the mask around or adjusting it often;
  • avoid touching the covering while using it;
  • do not share it with others.
  • Cloth masks should be washed after every use
  • Paper masks must not be reused

Face coverings should be changed when they get damp or soiled.

 

Social Distancing

  • Keep a distance of at least two metres between you and anyone else not in your family bubble.
  • Reduce or eliminate activities that require close physical proximity or contact with others.

Where do I find case counts of COVID-19 at the University of Toronto?

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. 

Residence   (Top of Page)

Will Wycliffe be accepting residents for the fall?

Yes, Wycliffe will be open to residents this fall.

What measures has Wycliffe taken due to COVID-19 to ensure the facilities are safe for residents?

Wycliffe is already a small residence (75 rooms) with single-room occupancy. Wycliffe will continue to closely monitor current public health guidelines and may make adjustments throughout the year. We implemented several safety measures to help students stay safe and healthy in residence last academic year and will continue those measures in 2021-22. These measures meet and, in some cases, exceed the recommendation set by public health officials. Additionally, all students, staff, faculty and visitors who enter our College building are required to provide proof of vaccination.

I’m an international student planning to move into residence. If I have to quarantine for two weeks when I first arrive, can I do so in residence?

For detailed information and answers to all your questions, please see the FAQ section for International Students above.

My classes are mostly online so I’m not sure if I should live in residence. Any advice?

Living in residence offers students numerous opportunities to meet and interact with peers, explore the campus environment, be part of a community, and find enriching experiences that go beyond the classroom, including worship in chapel subject to public health guidelines. We will be providing a mix of virtual and in-person activities for residents and invite you to explore the various activities your residences have to offer that will provide memorable experiences only available on campus.

Will I have full access to all the residence amenities and spaces like common rooms?

We’re implementing measures to ensure safe access to some residence amenities and spaces. This includes enhanced cleaning, additional signage, limiting capacity, and spacing of furniture. We may be required to limit access to these spaces as per public health guidelines and will be working closely with our residence community if this does occur.

How will I make friends and build relationships/community while social distancing in residence?

Our residence staff members are working hard to ensure students feel connected, engaged, and academically supported in their residence communities through fun virtual events, small in-person activities, and prayer groups.

If I have an accessibility concern related to living in residence, where can I find more information?

Please contact the residence coordinator (resdon@wycliffe.utoronto.ca) directly in regards to accessibility.

If I can’t come for September, can I move into residence later in the term or January?

If space permits, you can move into residence later in the term, but we cannot guarantee a space will be available.

Will I receive a full refund if I choose to cancel my residence application once I finalize my course schedule for fall?

Course registration is expected to begin in late July. You’ll be asked to reconfirm your interest in residence and submit a second deposit by July 31. If you choose to cancel your residence application by July 31, we’ll refund your first residence deposit.

What do I do if I start to feel unwell?

The symptoms of COVID-19 can resemble a cold or a flu. It is required that any resident who is experiencing any symptoms related to cold, flu or COVID-19 is to isolate in their rooms and 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 isolate to avoid spreading illness to others.

Additional 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: 

  • Moving into one of the College’s specifically designated quarantine/isolation rooms until the regional public health authority says you are no longer at risk of spreading the virus; and 
  • Avoiding contact with others. 

The College will arrange to have food/meals delivered to you. 

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

What do I do if I suspect I may have come into contact with COVID-19?

If you would like to get tested for COVID-19, it’s important to note:

  1. No OHIP card is required, it’s a free service.
  2. Check the updated self-assessment tool to determine if you should seek further care.
  3. Check the 130 assessment centres information first prior to visit (call ahead to schedule an appointment to help the assessment centres coordinate patients and maintain physical distancing at their locations. 
  4. There is no requirement to self-isolate if you are asymptomatic and have no concerns of  having had COVID-19 exposure. However, you should continue your daily required self-monitoring activities regardless of your test result. If you begin to develop symptoms, self-isolate. Contact your local public health unit for further advice. And complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

Stay informed and visit Ontario’s website.  Local information is also available from your local public health unit. 

What do I do if I receive a positive test result for COVID-19?

Procedures in the Event of a Confirmed or Probable COVID-19 Case:

Any resident who tests positive for COVID-19 should immediately report this result by completing the COVID-19 Reporting Form. Please note that this information will be held in the strictest confidence, and only disclosed to authorised personnel on a need-to-know basis. For information on Wycliffe College’s privacy policies, visit: https://www.wycliffecollege.ca/privacy.

 

What can I do to protect myself and others from COVID-19?

Protecting Yourself and Others

Coronaviruses are spread through close contact. Wycliffe College recommends taking the following steps to prevent the spread of infection and these are the expectations required of each person in the College:

  • Get vaccinated against Covid-19 with a Health Canada-approved course of vaccines. This fall, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination if you intend to come to campus or participate in a field education placement.
  • Before entering the College, you are required to take your temperature at home. If you have a fever (a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher) do not come to the College.
  • Upon entering the building, you are required to wash your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • While in the City of Toronto, you must wear a mask upon entering public spaces.
  • Masks are also strongly recommended when speaking with others less than 2 metres away.  Should you sneeze in your mask or cough, it must be replaced right away.
  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Do not share items such as pens, cell phones, calculators, computers, telephones, etc.
  • Everyone must maintain social distancing (2 metres) when interacting with others and wear a mask.
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve; not in your mask. 
  • If you use a tissue, discard it immediately and wash your hands afterward. 
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. 
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick. 
  • Avoid high-touch areas, where possible, or ensure you clean your hands after. 
  • Where possible, wear gloves when interacting with high-touch areas. Do not touch your face with gloved hands. Put on and remove gloves in a manner that avoids contamination of the hands. Ensure you wash your hands after removing gloves.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

 

Hand Washing Hygiene

  • Use warm water to wet hands;
  • Apply lotion soap;
  • Work up a good lather and rub hands palm to palm and in between and around fingers;
  • Apply with vigorous contact on all surfaces of the hands (back of hands, fingertips, and each thumb);
  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice);
  • Rinse thoroughly under running water and avoid splashing;
  • Keep hands down so that runoff will go into the sink and not down the arm;
  • Dry hands well with paper towels and use the paper towels to turn off the faucet; and
  • Discard the paper towels into the appropriate container.

Face Masks

Wearing non-medical masks or face coverings is required in all common-use indoor spaces on the University of Toronto St. George campus, including classrooms and common areas in residences.

Non-medical mask or face covering means a mask, balaclava, bandana, scarf, cloth or other similar item that covers the nose, mouth and chin without gapping.

Common-use indoor University spaces include lobbies, elevators, hallways and corridors, stairwells, washrooms, service desks, cafeterias and lunchrooms, common areas in residences, study lounges, meeting rooms, classrooms, research and teaching labs, shared or open-space offices, and other locations used in common where practicing physical distancing may be difficult or unpredictable.

 

 How to Properly Use and Dispose of Face Coverings

  • wash your hands immediately before putting it on and immediately after taking it off; 
  • make sure the face covering fits well around your nose and mouth;
  • avoid moving the mask around or adjusting it often;
  • avoid touching the covering while using it;
  • do not share it with others.
  • Cloth masks should be washed after every use
  • Paper masks must not be reused

Face coverings should be changed when they get damp or soiled.

 

Social Distancing

  • Keep a distance of at least two metres between you and anyone else not in your family bubble.
  • Reduce or eliminate activities that require close physical proximity or contact with others.

Where do I find case counts of COVID-19 at the University of Toronto?

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.