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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. 

Fall 2021 Updates

COVID-19 Weekly Planning Updates

This fall, the University of Toronto is requiring all those intending to be present on campus to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination via UCheck. Please see the Vaccine Requirements page for more information.

New College Services

Last updated: September 7, 2021


Registrar’s Office
The New College Registrar’s Office is open for frontline services from Monday to Friday, 10:00am–4:00pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30). Academic Advising appointments will continue to be held remotely. See their page for more information.


DG Ivey Library
The DG Ivey Library is open as of September 9. The library will continue to offer online support to students via the online consultation service. Please note: curb-side delivery has ended, and library users are asked to get books in person from the library that owns them. See their page for more information.


Writing Centre
The Writing Centre will have both in-person and online appointments available for students.

  • The Writing Room will be open in person two days/week and held online once a week
  • In the one-on-one program, approximately 30% of appointments will be offered in person
  • The CAESS Writing Group will begin online.
  • In-class writing workshops will be held in whatever format the classes are normally held

See their page for more information.


Student Services
The Office of Residence and Student Life is open for frontline services from Monday to Friday.


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 Dining Hall is open, though it will be operating under a pay/item system. Additional information on campus food services can be found here.

In keeping with provincial regulations for food service establishments with indoor dining, the New College dining hall – which serves many non-residential members of the New College and broader UofT communities – will implement a UCheck screening process beginning Wednesday, Sept. 29. A green UCheck screen will be required to access the dining hall. Screening will be done at the Wilson and Wetmore entrance areas.



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.


Physical Distancing
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.

If this is an emergency, please contact MySSP at 1-844-451-9700 (or 001-416-380-6578 if you are outside North America), Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454, or 911.


Contact Information

  ⇩ Registrar’s Office

  ⇩ Office of Residence and Student Life

  ⇩ D.G. Ivey Library

  ⇩ Academic Support

  ⇩ Website and Communications



COVID-19 Information