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Welcome

At Victoria University, we continue to be guided by the advice from local public health authorities and by the Ontario government, in collaboration with leadership from across the University of Toronto.

This web page will provide the Victoria community with current information about relevant decisions and plans as information becomes available.

For COVID-19 related information from the University of Toronto, please visit the University of Toronto's UTogether2020 page.

For the latest information from the University of Toronto regarding summer and fall 2021 planning, please see U of T’s Guide to summer and fall 2021 at U of T as well as COVID-19 Information from U of T’s Office of the Vice-Provost, Students.

Victoria College students can find additional updates through the UTogether at A&S webpage.

Emmanuel College students should refer to the April 26, 2021 announcement about Fall 2021 Return to Campus Plans and the TST COVID-19 Updates page.

Supports for Staff and Faculty

Victoria University in the University of Toronto is planning for a gradual return to campus in the fall of 2021 for all staff and faculty. Unit heads, in consultation with Victoria University senior leadership and their teams, will determine arrangements for on- or off-campus work. The health and wellbeing of Victoria students, faculty and staff is of primary importance.

Safety precautions on campus

To help ensure a safe environment where everyone can feel comfortable returning to campus, the following procedures have been implemented:

  • Physical distancing procedures for classrooms, shared offices, libraries, research centres and other spaces.
  • Signage that encourages and instructs everyone to practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene as well as signs indicating maximum occupancy in rooms and elevators.
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting in high traffic areas in keeping with guidelines from Public Health Ontario.
  • Sanitizer dispensers have been installed across campus.
  • Protective measures such as Plexiglass barriers and sneeze guards have been installed in high traffic areas where maintaining physical distancing is not possible.


COVID-19 Screening Process

To comply with recommendations outlined by the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, all employees, contractors, students and volunteers coming to Victoria University to perform work are required to complete the following COVID-19 screening process each time they arrive on campus.

 
Victoria University Policy on Non-Medical Masks or Face Coverings

Victoria University in the University of Toronto has approved the Policy on Non-Medical Masks or Face Coverings. This temporary policy requires non-medical masks or face coverings to be worn indoors in common-use spaces including classrooms, common areas in residence, hallways, and stairwells on Victoria University property. For more information, please refer to Victoria University’s  Mask Protocol and Guidelines.


Ventilation

  • Ventilation systems at all Victoria campus locations have been turned on at full capacity to frequently change over the air in all buildings.
  • Filters in air handling units have been upgraded to meet new standards indicated by health authorities.

 
Additional Links

Supports for Students

Please connect with the following offices if you have any questions or concerns or would like help accessing any of these services:

Office of the Dean of Students: vic.dean@utoronto.ca
Office of the Registrar, Victoria College: vic.registrar@utoronto.ca
Office of the Registrar, Emmanuel  College: emmanuel.registrar@utoronto.ca
E.J. Pratt Library: victoria.library@utoronto.ca

For the latest information from the University of Toronto regarding summer and fall 2021 planning, please see U of T’s Guide to summer and fall 2021 at U of T as well as COVID-19 Information from U of T’s Office of the Vice-Provost, Students.

Victoria College students may find additional updates through the UTogether at A&S webpage.

Emmanuel College students should refer to the April 26, 2021 announcement about Fall 2021 Return to Campus Plans and the TST COVID-19 Updates page.

University Operations

Throughout Victoria University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has remained focused on the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. This commitment remains our guiding tenet as the University prepares to enact a carefully planned return to campus. Below is an outline of plans and decisions related to access to campus buildings and grounds, cleaning and sanitization and to technology infrastructure.

Victoria Mailroom Operations

Monday to Friday
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Victoria College Building (a.k.a. "Old Vic”)
Basement Level - VC 010

Mail will be received from Canada Post on a daily basis and delivered to units who are currently on campus.

Mail for all other units will be held in the mailroom and can be picked up by a designated staff member.

Victoria University’s Print Shop and food services are not operating during the summer 2021.

E.J. Pratt Library has resumed curbside pickup services as of June 15, 2021.