New College at the University of Toronto is committed to ensuring that our community of students, faculty, librarians, and staff are safe and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be dedicated to resources and updates for the NEW community from New College, U of T, and the Faculty of Arts & Science. We sincerely appreciate your ongoing patience and flexibility in this difficult and ever-changing time.
Winter 2021 Updates
Due to ongoing public health restrictions that limit non-essential travel outside the home, all A&S courses and their components will be offered remotely in the Winter 2021 Term, with the exception of courses approved by the Dean’s Office for in-person delivery. These are a limited number of courses where the learning objectives cannot be met virtually and that meet the limitations outlined by Public Health and the Government of Ontario. These courses, and any activities on campus, will continue to be carefully managed according to public health guidelines to prioritize and maximize student and faculty safety.
Information on New College services for Winter 2021 can be found below.
New College Services
The New College Registrar’s Office continues to be open and provide service to students remotely during regular business hours. See their page for more information.
DG Ivey Library
The DG Ivey Library is open in a limited capacity. A valid TCard is required to enter the library. Book check-out is available through curb-side pickup only. See their page for more information.
The New College Writing Centre is open remotely, including online and phone appointments, as well as running virtual writing programs. See their page for more information.
The Office of Residence and Student Life is open remotely.
Wilson Hall Front Desk
The Wilson Hall Front Desk is open. You can contact the Front Desk by calling 416-978-8877.
Audrey Taylor Dining Hall
The New College dining hall will be open for pick-up only. Entry numbers will be limited. Additional information on campus food services can be found here.
Safety and Wellbeing on Campus
U of T COVID-19 Tracking
In an effort to keep everyone informed, the University of Toronto is posting the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among members of the U of T community. Data is published every week on Monday with the cumulative cases through the previous Friday.
Non-medical masks that cover the nose, mouth, and chin are required in all New College buildings. For more information, please see U of T’s FAQs, section 4.
New College has installed signage, decals, and other information to assist with physical distancing. Please remember to keep at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart when in public spaces on campus.
Mental Health Resources
Whether on campus or off, we know this is a trying and difficult time. U of T has an online portal to help you access mental health resources. A list can also be found on our New College website.
- UTogether 2020
- U of T FAQs
- A&S Undergraduate FAQs
- A&S Graduate FAQs
- Guide for International Students
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Fall 2020 Updates
An update from Principal McElhinny after the first month of the Fall 2020 semester.
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