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.
- All individuals on our campuses are now required to wear a procedural mask at all times when in any indoor shared space. The University will provide procedural masks to all students, faculty and staff coming to our campuses, and individuals who would prefer to bring their own procedural masks will be permitted to do so. There are a few exceptions to this rule - learn more and view a list of mask distribution locations here.
- Bring your Student ID card and a bottle of hand sanitizer.
- 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