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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.

Winter 2022 Updates

The University of Toronto will be transitioning towards more in-person learning as of February 7, 2022. Read the full update from the Faculty of Arts and Science and on UofT’s UTogether page

New College Services

Last updated: January 24, 2022


Registrar’s Office
As of Feb. 7th, the Registrar’s Office will be open for frontline services from Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm (closed for lunch 12:30-1:30). Academic Advising appointments will continue to be offered remotely. See their page for more information.


DG Ivey Library
The library remains open for its regular hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Friday:   9:00AM–5:00PM
Saturday/Sunday: (until Feb. 7) 11:00AM – 3:00PM; (after Feb. 7) 11:00AM-7:00PM

Weekend and Reading Week hours may be reduced:  please check the library website for updates. Library collections, study spaces and computing facilities will be open. Group Study Rooms will remain unavailable.The library will continue to offer online research consultations for students and others.  Please book at or see their page for more information.


Writing Centre

  • As of Feb. 7th, the Writing Centre will have both in-person and online appointments available for students.
  • The Writing Room will be exclusively online through February 24th: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3.00p-5.00p ET.
  • The CAESS Writing Group will begin online.
  • In-class writing workshops will be held in whatever format the classes are normally held (in-person or online).
  • See their page for more information.


Student Services
Residences remain open, with students continuing to return to residence through Feb. 7.

The Office of Residence and Student Life will reopen its doors for walk-in inquiries starting on February 7 at 10AM.  Hours will be Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm (closed for lunch 12:30–1:30pm).

Most student meetings for the Office of Residence and Student Life will continue to be remote. ORSL offices will be closed to walk-in traffic during Reading Week, with staff available virtually.

If you have questions about student life or general inquiries please email⁠.

For residence or housing inquiries, please email


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

At the moment, the Dining Hall remains open for students in residence and other U of T community members, for take-out options only.  The Dining Hall continues, as it has done throughout the fall, to require a UCHECK green screen for admission. We anticipate moving back to dine-in offerings starting Jan. 31, 2022, at 50% capacity. Students who are bringing meals to campus may also eat in this space.

Additional information on campus food services can be found here.

Safety and Wellbeing on Campus

Non-medical masks that cover the nose, mouth, and chin are required in all New College buildings.

The latest guidelines on masks are available at


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



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