FAQ: These are some of the questions we have been getting. If, after reading the answers here, you are still unsure of what decision to make, please contact your advisor. Their name is listed on your Minerva transcript.
I am feeling extremely anxious and stressed about the rest of term and upcoming exams. Are there resources available that I can access?
Please visit the Student Wellness Hub at https://mcgill.ca/wellness-hub/. The Hub has many resources that may be helpful.
These FAQs – https://mcgill.ca/science/covid-19/grads-and-postdocs – developed by Professor Laura Nilson, Associate Dean (Graduate Education), Faculty of Science, also contain a similar set of links.
What is the schedule for the rest of this term, the exam period, and post-exam period?
Please see the Key Dates page: https://mcgill.ca/science/covid-19/undergrads/key-dates-undergrads
Can I study for more than three hours on campus? Will the study hubs be extended?
From Monday, February 15, 2021, McGill Science students will be able to take advantage of the Science Flex Space. For details, please visit mcgill.ca/science/science-flex-space.
For the latest information on Study Hubs, please visit https://mcgill.ca/library/about/study-hubs. In late November 2020, the McGill Library advised that Study Hub spots in the Redpath Library Building could be booked for five hours per weekday. The Library continues to track Study Hub occupancy rates daily and will adjust the arrangements if needed.
In addition to Study Hubs, the University is also developing plans for additional flex space on campus during Winter 2021. In making plans for on-campus activities, the University is very aware of the need to provide spaces for students to be on campus during gaps that may arise in their schedule on any given day.
With the shutdown, will the Schulich Library re-open any sooner?
No, unfortunately not. 2022 remains the expected completion date for the redevelopment of the Macdonald-Stewart (aka Schulich) Library Building.
To be determined...
To be determined...
For questions relating to the Office for Students with Disabilities, please visit https://mcgill.ca/osd/covid-closure-faq/students.
Students are encouraged to contact their course instructor if they anticipate or experience difficulties in participating in courses or exams up to the end of term due to illness or internet accessibility.
Message from Associate Provost Chris Buddle (29th March):
Resources for Students
Once your courses start back up again, you may have students who need additional academic, personal, financial, or wellness support during this challenging time. Here’s a list of McGill services and resources that can help:
- Many student-facing McGill services have moved operations online or by phone; visit this page on the Student Services website for a list and instructions for access.
- Teaching and Learning Services has create a suite of online resources to help students adjust to remote learning.
- Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has a series of helpful FAQs for grad students affected by the closure of campuses.
- Students with disabilities are encouraged to refer to the OSD’s FAQs related to accessing services and accommodations.
- The Scholarships and Student Aid Office is available to Bachelors, Masters and PhD students to discuss any urgent or immediate financial needs that may come up for them because of COVID-19, whether this be related to food and living security, financial barriers to remote learning, or other concerns.
- Keep.meSAFE is a 24/7/365 remote mental health counselling service offered to students in conjunction with our student societies. Students can get started by downloading the MySSP app for iOS or Android.
- Students should also familiarize themselves with the adjusted academic measures for Winter 2020.