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COVID-19: Academics

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.

Fall 2022

Those studying at U of G this fall should plan to be on campus. Most course offerings will include in-person teaching and learning. A limited number of courses will be provided through fully remote delivery (distance education classes are always online). We’re excited to have you back!

Course Selection

U of G paused its COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements on May 1. The University cannot guarantee hybrid or remote courses for future semesters. If you register for in-person courses at U of G, we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible and to keep up to date with your vaccination. That way, you will be prepared if the University reinstates COVID-19 vaccination as a requirement to access campus. Vaccination helps protect you against COVID-19 and ensures you can complete your courses if the vaccination requirement is reinstated.

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Learning During COVID-19

We all have a responsibility in keeping our community safe during COVID-19. Remember: if you feel sick, stay home.

Any changes to course delivery will be determined by the instructor and communicated to students.

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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!

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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 courselink@uoguelph.ca for assistance.

If you run into technical issues during an online midterm or exam, immediately contact CourseLink support at 519-824-4120, Ext. 56939, or toll-free at 1-866-275-1478 (Canada and U.S.).

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We are committed to ensuring students have access to reliable resources. Students are asked to notify the University by sending an email to CourseLink@uoguelph.ca if they have issues with internet connectivity.

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Supports and Services

Contact your instructors to determine if they are meeting in-person, by phone or online.

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The Undergraduate Academic Information Centre (UAIC) is open during regular University business hours. Find the UAIC in the University Centre – Level 1 (South).

Program counsellors (linked to your degree program, i.e., BA) and faculty advisors (linked to your specialization, i.e., Major Accounting) provide academic advising services. Find contact information for program counsellors and faculty advisors at https://www.uoguelph.ca/uaic and connect with them to determine how their service will be provided (i.e., in-person, Microsoft Teams or phone appointments).

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Contact your instructor to discuss what options may be available.

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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.

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Winter 2020

Information on the Winter 2020 grading structure is available on the Office of the Registrar’s website.