This fall, students will not be required to be on-campus (except for those in very specific clinical programs)—but as we learn to live with the COVID-19 virus, we are beginning to safely reestablish our vibrant campus experience, in a reimagined way. To this end, some classes this fall will have the opportunity for students to attend in-person teaching activities.
Not able to be in Montreal in the fall? Don’t worry—these activities will be complemented with a remote alternative so you can fully participate in your class from home. Your instructor will let you know if there is an in-person teaching activity for your class, and at the same time will detail the remote alternative for the activity.
In-person teaching activities will happen in McGill’s newly-established Teaching Hubs. Teaching Hubs are designated spaces in McGill buildings that are planned to safely accommodate small groups of students and instructors.
- Access to Teaching Hubs will be restricted to students in that class. You’ll need your Student ID card to enter the building where your assigned Hub is located. (Need an ID to access your Teaching Hub? Downtown students can make an appointment at Service Point and Mac students can email meline.chatoyan [at] mcgill.ca to make an appointment at the Student Affairs Office).
- You can only access your assigned Teaching Hub for the duration of your in-person class activity. Once your class activity is over, you’ll need to leave the space to allow for cleaning and to maintain reduced building capacity. Common areas and hallway seating will be blocked off.
- As in all McGill buildings, you must wear a mask while circulating indoors—in hallways, stairwells, elevators, washrooms, and entering and exiting classrooms. You have the option of removing your mask only once you’re seated and at a distance of at least 2 meters from others.
- You won’t be able to share materials with other students (computers, pens, instruments, etc.), so make sure you have everything you need for class before travelling to campus.
- Rooms will be set up so there’s at least 2 meters between you and others when seated. All desks and high-touch surfaces in Teaching Hubs will be disinfected between classes.
- Teaching Hubs will have clear, bilingual signage to let you know how to move around the space, including how to enter and exit classrooms.
- A room on each floor of Teaching Hub buildings will be designated as a self-isolation room in the case of symptom onset during class time.
- In case of emergency, existing exit plans will be followed. In case of a fire or other emergency evacuation, you must put on your mask. Designated entrances and exits to control access/egress to Teaching Hubs will be overridden in emergency situations.