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Return to Campus Fall 2021

This Return to Campus section provides information on Fall 2021. For updates on what is currently open or closed on our campuses, please visit McGill Current Operational Status - Coronavirus Information Page.

As Quebec reopens and all students and staff return to McGill, we expect the situation on campus to evolve quickly. Here’s what to expect and how you can prepare.

  1. Learn about Quebec’s reopening plan
  2. Inform yourself about how McGill will gradually lift restrictions:
  3. Read the FAQs about health and safety precautions
  4. Consult the info and FAQs relevant to you:

We will be continually adding information, resources and answers to your questions as the summer progresses. Check back frequently!

Return to campus timeline

It is important to remember that this plan may change. This scenario is the most likely one, however, and as a community we need to prepare for it.


  • Montreal enters orange and yellow alert levels
  • Supervisors begin planning the return to campus for their staff
  • Return to Campus toolkit launched for supervisors
  • Some in-person teaching activities allowed


  • Supervisors working on campus at least 30% of the time
  • Administrative and support staff begin occasional on campus work
  • More restrictions lifted as Montreal moves into green level


  • On-campus activities with one-metre distancing
  • Students and instructors start returning to campus
  • Labs increase to 65% capacity
  • Administrative and support staff work on campus at least 30% of the time


  • More restrictions lifted as Montreal moves past green level
  • All students and instructors on campus
  • McGill shifts into the No Distancing phase once 75% of age 16-29 population is fully vaccinated
  • More courses and activities move to in-person
  • Progressive return of all administrative and support staff to 100%
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