REMINDER: Important Notice Regarding Winter Term (November 5, 2021)

REMINDER: Important Notice Regarding Winter Term (November 5, 2021)

Congratulations on your recent admission into York University! It is my pleasure to welcome you as part of our community of changemakers where you can create a better future. 

In preparation for the Winter 2022 academic term, York’s Vaccination Mandate has been updated, effective October 25, 2021. This includes the following key deadlines for disclosing your vaccination status and uploading proof of vaccination onto YU Screen. Action is required by all new students starting at York University this January 2022

  • By November 8: You must disclose your vaccination status through YU Screen regardless of your current location and whether or not you are seeking access to the campus. Disclosure of vaccination status includes unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, fully vaccinated or seeking an exemption from vaccination. 

    This is essential for the University to assure community members that we are able to verify the vaccination status of all those who are, or may be, attending on our campuses.
  • By December 1: If you are seeking access to campus in January 2022, you must provide proof of vaccination on YU Screen. This includes accessing campus to take in-person classes, study, work, attend events, utilize student services, live on campus, and more.

    We know there are students who reside in a country other than Canada where they do not have access to a vaccine and who are seeking access to campus for the Winter 2022 Term. We will send all international students a separate email with more specific information, which will also be available on YU Better Together once it is sent.  Please also visit YU Better Together’s FAQs for more information. If you are in this situation and have additional questions, please contact York International at for additional support.  

Compliance with York’s Vaccination Mandate

Those who have been granted an exemption or accommodation must follow specified COVID-19 testing requirements. Note: submitting an exemption request does not constitute approval of the request. Direct confirmation of approval must be issued by the University. 

Information on In-Person Courses

We look forward to a return to in-person learning for the majority of our courses. Final course delivery details will be available on the York University Course website during the week of November 15, 2021.

More information will be emailed to you as they become available. Please check the Better Together website for the latest communications and FAQs.


Lucy Fromowitz
Vice-Provost Students