GPS continues to support the McGill graduate community with staff working remotely.

FAQ: Fall 2021

Will programs be delivered remotely or on-campus in Fall 2021?

McGill will return to in-person, on-campus teaching beginning in Fall 2021. Read the Return to Campus Fall 2021 website more information.

Resumption of on-campus research activities is also progressive in order to be compatible with principles outlined in McGill's health guidelines. By August, lab capacity is expected to increase to 65%. 

I understand the Fall semester will proceed primarily in-person in Fall 2021. Will any courses be delivered online?

Graduate classes will be offered in person where possible, but we anticipate that some components of classes may remain online depending on the public health guidelines in place.

If your academic activity currently has a room allocated, then it is in person and it will stay in person (the room assignment could change, however). If your academic activity currently has no room assigned, then it is currently scheduled to be online (but this could change should we move to no physical distancing). Consult the Fall 2021 FAQs for more information.

Will an online alternative be available if I am unable to attend an in-person activity this Fall?

Although faculty may opt to continue offering some class components online, a remote alternative should not be expected. Assessments may also be in-person, even though class material might be delivered online. Consult the Fall 2021 FAQs for more information.

Will I be required to travel to Montreal to start my program this fall?

McGill will be returning to in-person learning this fall. If your program begins with an on-campus activity (i.e. a seminar class), you will need to be present to attend this class. Assessments may also be in-person, even though class material might be delivered online. Learn more on the Return to Campus Fall 2021 website

Will I be able to start my research project in the fall?

On-campus research activity is resuming on a progressive basis, in compliance with the principles outlined in the directives on Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 on campus. Research lab capacity is expected to reach 65% in August, and 100% when physical distancing is no longer required. Whether or not you can start your research may depend on what program you are in and what restrictions remain in place because of the pandemic. We encourage you to speak to your supervisor about how to get started on your research.

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