Essential information for students
Our priorities are keeping you safe and ensuring you can access the high quality student life and learning that McGill is known for.
- Unsure of what to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive, or have been in contact with a case? Consult our guidelines.
- Remote or in-person? Closed or open? Track the status of McGill’s operations, including its academic activities, as we respond to government directives to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Courses that begin remotely will not have in-person exams.
- Check out the new Remote Student Life website for information on services and resources available remotely, as well as links to what is open on campus.
- Winter 2021 semester international exchanges and terms away have been cancelled.
- Changes to the faculty mobility awards and need-based mobility for exchange bursaries have been put in place for the winter 2021 semester.
Students on campus
- Read our general health guidelines and the guidelines specifically for McGill students before coming on campus.
- Bring your Student ID card, a mask or face covering and a bottle of hand sanitizer. All individuals on our campuses are now required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when in any indoor shared space. There are a few exceptions to this rule - learn more here.
- Study hubs are open in select libraries across campus for safe, individual study. The Library website has information on hours and how to book a time slot.
- If you are travelling between the downtown and Macdonald campuses on the shuttle, you must register first on McGill’s Transport website.
- International students with valid documentation can now travel to Canada to study at McGill. You'll still need to self-isolate for 14 days and present a quarantine plan at the border. Learn more here.
- Quarantining? Check out these resources.
- Read through International Student Services' helpful FAQs on immigration, health insurance, and more.
Working and conducting research
- If you are working on campus, please consult the guide for employees returning to campus on the HR site.
- If you are conducting research, you can read the guidelines that Principal Investigators must follow to keep on-campus research safe, see how to report if these guidelines are not being followed, and get guidelines about research involving human participants