Updated: January 14, 2022
On this page:
- Winter 2022
- Learning during COVID-19
- Co-operative education and work-integrated learning
- Supports and services
- Graduation and convocation
- Winter 2020 grading structure
Find answers to FAQs about tuition on the Student Financial Services website.
Faculty and course instructors can find information specific to them on the Faculty and Academic Staff Relations COVID-19 FAQ page.
U of G will phase in some in-person courses or course components on Jan. 24 in courses where instructors have determined it necessary to ensure learning objectives for the semester. For many Winter 2022 courses, in-person delivery begins Jan. 31. Check CourseLink and your uoguelph.ca inbox for more information from instructors about in-person delivery. Read the Jan. 14 update on in-person course delivery at U of G.
Only students who are fully vaccinated or who have received an approved exemption will be eligible to register for in-person courses for the winter 2022 semester. Students who register for in-person courses but who have not provided proof of full vaccination or who do not have an approved exemption will be removed from courses with mandatory in-person components.
As per U of G’s Vaccination Policy, only students who are fully vaccinated or who have received an approved vaccination exemption for winter 2022 are eligible to register for courses with mandatory in-person components. In-person components may include class or lab work, assessments and examinations.
After course selection windows have opened and students have had the opportunity to register for W22 courses, U of G will cross-reference students’ course selections with the information students have provided in U of G’s Vaccination Proof and Exemption system. Ineligible students (i.e., those registered for in-person courses who are not compliant with the vaccine policy) will be removed from courses with mandatory in-person components. Initial de-registration will occur by mid-December with course registration monitoring ongoing for the balance of the semester.
Courses that do not include mandatory in-person components can be completed entirely off campus. All students are eligible to register for W22 courses that do not include mandatory in-person components.
Further information about course delivery methods is available on the Office of the Registrar’s web page.Link to this tab
If you are taking face-to-face courses, there are important safety protocols you need to know. Read the Health and Safety Protocols for In-Person Course Delivery on the Return to Campuses website before your first class for more information.
Some of the changes you can expect are:
- Do not congregate outside of classrooms – maintain distance from others while you wait
- Wear a mask while indoors on campus, including in the classroom
- Follow directional signs for entering and exiting the classroom
If you are scheduled for face-to-face labs, learn about the Research Phase-In Framework and how its safety protocols apply to you.Link to this tab
The McLaughlin Library and U of G’s Open Learning and Educational Support team offer resources that can help you make the most of your remote learning experience.
- Get ready to learn remotely – If you’re new to remote learning or want advice on how to make the most of your courses, check out OpenEd’s advice on etiquette and expectations, participating remotely, taking notes and accessibility.
- Improve your online learning, testing and presentation – Get tips for adjusting your usual learning, testing and presentation strategies for an online environment.
- Access library supports and resources from home – You don’t need to visit the library in-person to access academic support services. Meet with McLaughlin Library experts online for help accessing library materials, developing your study and presentation skills, connecting with peer-led supported learning groups, learning to work with data and more!
If you have online midterms or exams:
- Make sure you have a computer and reliable internet connection.
- You’ll also need a webcam for midterms that use Respondus. Set up your system ahead of time to test that everything works.
- If you have an exam that uses Respondus, learn about technology requirements on the OpenEd website (scroll down to the “Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor” section).
- If you don’t have access to the technology you need or you have concerns about your internet connection, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- If you run into technical issues during your midterm, immediately contact CourseLink support at 519-824-4120, Ext. 56939, or toll-free at 1-866-275-1478 (Canada and U.S.).
- The University Bookstore’s course selector tool helps you find materials required for your courses. Even if a course outline isn’t yet posted, you may still find its materials through the course selector tool. If materials for some of your courses aren’t posted, check back soon. The Bookstore’s course selector tool is updated frequently.
- The McLaughlin Library is working with instructors to provide quick access to course materials at the start of the semester.
- The ARES Course Reserve system allows instructors to provide enrolled students with electronic access to course materials like textbook excerpts or articles. On the library website, learn how to access online copies of course reserve material through ARES.
Alternative delivery can mean something different for each class. It may mean students will view PowerPoint presentations or submit video assignments. It can also mean participating via online platforms like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Details will be available from your instructor and CourseLink.Link to this tab
No. We support work-from-home and in-office working arrangements (or a mix of both) during the pandemic. Students and their employers are expected to follow local public health guidelines and any applicable organizational health and safety protocols.Link to this tab
Co-op employment rates during COVID-19 have been strong with the accommodation of working remotely. If you are having trouble with your job search, please contact your co-op coordinator for support and guidance. It is your responsibility to fully participate in the co-op process. You are required to follow your work/study sequence and complete all co-op work terms as outlined in the academic calendar.Link to this tab
Across all co-op programs, for any students whose work term is impacted by COVID-19, the minimum number of work terms required by the program will be reduced by one. If a student impacted by COVID-19 meets their program’s adjusted minimum requirement, they will be given a co-op credential. Each case will be reviewed individually as students have been given the accommodation to work remotely.
If winter 2022 was the last opportunity for students to gain the required number of work terms, they may complete a work term in the summer following their last academic semester.Link to this tab
If your work term has been affected by COVID-19, you could be eligible for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), employment insurance, and/or financial assistance from U of G. Information about the CRSB and other federal assistance programs is available on the Government of Canada website. A comprehensive list of financial aid opportunities for students is available at U of G’s COVID-19 Student Finances FAQ page.Link to this tab
Contact your instructors to determine if they are meeting face-to-face, by phone or online.Link to this tab
Instructors are working hard to ensure students are not disadvantaged through the use of alternate assignments or formats. Any concerns should be discussed with and resolved with your instructor.
If concerns cannot be resolved between you and your instructor please consult your Program Counselling Office for support.Link to this tab
Your instructor will have information on who to contact if you have trouble accessing the class material.Link to this tab
Students experiencing difficulty accessing technology should e-mail the CourseLink support office at CourseLink@uoguelph.ca and explain their needs.
LabStats Remote Access Dashboard lets you safely connect to McLaughlin Library computers (macOS or Windows) and their wide range of academic and professional software. Get secure access to powerful software programs from off campus through remote access. To learn more about remote access to library computers and how it could benefit your studies, connect with the Library.
If you cannot acquire the technology needed, you may contact your instructor to discuss suggested options. If an alternative cannot be agreed upon between you and your instructor please consult your Program Counselling Office for support.Link to this tab
Existing academic consideration policies continue to apply. Contact your instructor for more information.Link to this tab
Provided students meet the requirements, they will graduate as scheduled. Degree parchments will be sent by mail. Learn more on the U of G convocation site.
Information on the Winter 2020 grading structure is available on the Office of the Registrar’s website.