Students: York’s return to campus begins Jan. 31

Students: York’s return to campus begins Jan. 31

Note: A separate version of this email was sent to all Osgoode Hall Law School students.

I am pleased to confirm York’s plans for a safe return to in-person activity on our campuses.

We will be implementing a phased return between Jan. 31 and Feb. 14. We believe that students benefit from the in-person learning experience, as well as the opportunity to meet your peers and instructors and further engage the University community and build networks.

Courses that are scheduled to be delivered in person in the W22 term will begin meeting on campus on the following timeline, with some local exceptions: 

  • Starting Monday, Jan. 31:
    • All courses in the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) will resume, unless an earlier date for return to your course has been specifically communicated to you.
    • There are some other exceptions, and students in affected courses will be communicated with directly by their Faculty.
  • Starting Monday, Feb. 7:
    • All 1000-level courses
    • All graduate courses
    • All combined graduate/4000-level courses   
    • All Osgoode Hall Law School courses
  • Starting on Monday, Feb. 14:
    • All remaining courses
  • Reading Week, set for Feb. 19 to 25, remains unchanged.

Students will receive more detailed information from their Faculty early next week. For more information about in-person, on campus research, refer to the previous message regarding the Winter 2022 term shared by Vice-President Research & Innovation, Amir Asif.

To confirm the mode of delivery of your Winter 2022 courses, visit the York Courses website and reference the Course Type (LECT, ONLN, REMT, etc.). 

As a reminder, you have until Sunday, Jan. 23 to add a course without instructor permission using York’s Registration and Enrolment Module (REM). To drop a course and receive a full refund, visit the Refund Tables website for deadlines. 

Student services will be available for in-person appointments starting on Monday, Jan. 31. Details will be updated on the Start Strong Student Services page.

Coming to campus

All students should make plans now to be in the Toronto area and available to attend on campus when scheduled to do so. We recognize some international students have been unable to travel to Canada for reasons beyond your control, and you will be supported wherever possible to move into courses that will remain available online.  

Students coming to campus must follow the health and safety protocols in place, including the mandatory Vaccination Mandate policy, mask protocols, and completing YU Screen each time before coming on campus. Most importantly, anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must not come to campus. 

If you have not done so already, disclose your vaccination status through YU Screen. Do not come to campus unless you provide proof of full vaccination on YU Screen. Students who are not compliant with the policy will be de-enrolled from in-person courses.

Masks are required in all our indoor spaces regardless of current physical distancing guidelines and must be worn for the duration of your stay. Masks are available in vending machines and the York University Bookstore.

Be assured that the University has continued to strengthen and maintain health and safety measures and resources on our campuses, including upgraded ventilation, designated eating areas, and more. 

Should public health directives change, we will provide updated instructions. As always, please visit YU Better Together for the most current information. 

I am grateful that we have a community of people who share a commitment to one another’s health and safety.  


Lucy Fromowitz
Vice-Provost, Students