February 23, 2021
Dear members of the McGill community,
As we enter the final weeks of an extraordinary academic year, questions have naturally been raised about plans for 2021-2022. We write to confirm that McGill will return to in-person teaching beginning in Fall 2021. While some components of courses will harness the pedagogical benefits of online teaching, students and teaching staff should plan for a return to more regular rhythms of on-campus academic activity by September. With this in mind, student residences will be open in Fall 2021 with the usual guarantee of accommodation to all eligible first-year students who request it. We will likewise continue to develop plans for a progressive return to on-campus work for administrative and support staff, with the goal of achieving a regular presence by September 2021.
The health and wellbeing of our community will of course remain a top priority, and all necessary health and safety measures will continue to be implemented to ensure that our campuses remain safe places to learn and to work in the coming year. While the evolution of the public health situation in Quebec cannot be known with certainty, we are confident in our collective capacity to deliver academic programs and university services in a way that meets the standards of excellence expected of McGill University while continuing to ensure the safety of our community.
We appreciate that you will have questions in the coming weeks and months and we commit to providing regular updates as we prepare for a return to on-campus activity.
With best wishes,
Christopher Manfredi, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)
Yves Beauchamp, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance)