Use the COVID Alert app to protect yourself, people around you and the public.

Essential information

Find out what is open and what is allowed at McGill, as we follow government directives on COVID-19.



  • Summer 2021 term: primarily remote delivery. Learn more.
  • Fall 2021 term: return to in-person teaching, students must be in Montreal. Learn more.


  • Procedural masks are required to enter McGill buildings.
  • The University will provide these masks, though you can bring your own procedural masks.
  • Learn more and view a list of mask distribution locations.


  • As of May 14, anyone 18 years and older who is living in Quebec legally can get vaccinated. Make an appointment.
  • McGill does not currently anticipate requiring proof of vaccination to come to campus in the Fall.

Coming to our campuses:

International students:


Fall 2021 Completeness Dashboard

As McGill prepares for the return to in-person teaching beginning in Fall 2021, the health and wellbeing of our community remains a top priority. The Fall 2021 Completeness Dashboard tracks the progress of the ongoing extensive planning for our community's safe return to learning, research and administrative activities on campus.


Overall Planning Completeness

(Updated May 13, 2021)


  • Vaccine

    Vaccination Rollout
    in Montreal Area



  • Teaching

    Academic Programs
    Preparation & Delivery



  • Study

    Study Hubs/Flex Spaces



  • Food services and residences

    Residences & Food Services


  • Student services

    Student Services


  • Faculty and staff

    Faculty & Staff



Resources for specific groups


Resources for learning remotely, financial aid, health and well-being


Designing courses, teaching and assessing remotely


Information on working remotely, services available to employees


Information about phase-in directives for research on campus and more


Guidelines and resources
for supervisors

COVID-19: Our Commitment

As our society learns to live with COVID-19, our community’s safety and well-being continues to be McGill University’s utmost priority. We each play an important role in this shared responsibility. We have seen that safely re-opening our physical spaces is possible through a combination of careful institutional measures, always aligned with public health directives, and individual diligence in practicing measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Despite the great uncertainty of these times, the University’s mission is unchanged. As the pandemic continues to evolve, McGill remains committed to supporting our faculty and staff, whether they’re on campus or participating from a distance—and to supporting and engaging our students in the same high-calibre life and learning experience for which our University has become world-renowned.

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