The health and safety of our students and staff is our foremost priority. On this page, you will find current information about our response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Innis Residence is currently open to residents and essential visitors only. The administrative office remains open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The residence will close for the winter break on December 23, 2020 at 10:00 am and reopen on January 3, 2021 at 10:00 am.
COVID-19 Safety Measures in Residence
We’ve implemented several safety measures to help students stay safe and healthy in residence. These measures meet and, in some cases, exceed the recommendations set by public health officials. They include:
COVID-19 Rules & Protocols in Residence
In order to ensure the health and safety of the residence community, the Residence Code of Behaviour was amended effective September 3, 2020. The new “Appendix A” includes important policies related to face coverings, visitors / guests, physical distancing, common spaces, compliance with signage, illness reporting, and self-isolation.
Reporting Illness & Symptoms
If you are feeling ill or experience any symptoms of illness, you should remain in your bedroom and immediately notify residence staff by calling the front desk at 416-978-2512 and asking to speak with the Assistant Dean On-Call. They are available 24/7 and can assist you with making arrangements to safely visit a COVID-19 assessment centre, providing self-isolation support (e.g. accommodation, meals), and seeking academic accommodations. Please do not visit the front desk in person to report illness. In case of emergency, please contact 9-1-1 immediately.
Common Room Availability & Occupancy Limits
Although many of our common rooms are currently closed, those intended for individual study remain open. Please note the posted occupancy limits for each of these spaces. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available in each of the common rooms. You are encouraged to use these items before and after using the space.
|Events Room||Floor 1||Open||10|
|TV Lounge||Floor 2||Closed||–|
|Games Room||Floor 2||Closed||–|
|Study Room||Floor 3, South||Bookable||1|
|Study Room||Floor 3, North||Bookable||1|
|Fishbowl Lounge||Floor 4||Closed||–|
|Video Game Room||Floor 4||Closed||–|
|Study Room||Floor 5, South||Open||2|
|Fitness Room||Floor 6, North||Closed||–|
|Music Room||Floor 6, South||Closed||–|
|Study Room||Floor 7, South||Bookable||2|
|Study Room||Floor 7, North||Bookable||2|
UCheck Self-Assessment Requirement
Residents are expected to complete the UCheck self-assessment prior to contractors and/or facilities staff attending a student’s suite to complete maintenance work. All students are also being asked to complete this self-assessment before visiting another location on campus. UCheck is the easiest and most secure way to complete the required self-assessment and generate a COVID-19 risk status prior to visiting another location on campus.
To learn more about the University’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the extensive list of frequently asked questions on the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students website.