We know you have questions about what Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 will look like. I want to share some important information about our plans, which continue to evolve based on public health guidance, the recent introduction of the vaccine in Canada and continued efforts to support students through this challenging time.
York University is committed to the importance of returning to primarily campus-based, in-person learning in the Fall and we are excited about providing our students with full access to all that the university experience has to offer. York has been a leader in the COVID-19 response and our goal is to continue to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience in line with public health guidance and safety protocols.
In order to be well-prepared should there be any disruption to University operations in Fall 2021, we will be offering a wide range of learning formats, from courses offered fully in-person to hybrid courses that will have some classes or selected activities offered in-person. We recognize that some students may continue to face health or travel restrictions that prevent in-person attendance and expect there will be an ongoing need to provide options for remote and online learning where possible.
Our campuses will continue to deliver services, resources and support, including peer mentors and university preparation courses, through remote/online formats and I encourage you to stay connected with us.
The University will be closed from December 24 to January 6, re-opening for business on January 7. For exceptions, visit Important Dates. We will keep you informed throughout the winter months with further updates and continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as the year progresses.
I wish you the very best of the season and a healthy and happy start to the New Year.