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What can students expect at Rotman during COVID-19?

Current situation:

Rotman Fall 2021 graduate courses will be a mixture of on-line and in-person classes. Many in-person classes will be dual delivery (simultaneous in-person and online students). Proof of vaccination is required to come to campus. Access to our building is limited to faculty, staff and students. We are offering a full range of services to support our community.

Fall Term 2021 

Vaccination required 

All members of the University of Toronto community including students, staff, faculty, and librarians, will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (by using our internal UCheck app). We require all members of the community to have their first dose of the vaccine by September 13, and be fully vaccination by October 15, 2021. Individuals who are awaiting their final vaccine dose or who have received a University-approved exemption must participate in the University’s rapid screening program and may be subject to additional safety measures, before coming to campus. 

Individuals who are neither fully vaccinated nor enrolled in the rapid screening program by September 13 cannot come to any University premises. Rapid screening cannot be used as an alternative to vaccination without an approved exemption. Visitors to U of T premises will also be required to be fully vaccinated. 

Graduate course delivery 

We closely follow public health guidance closely in order to protect the health and safety of all members of our community. And we are determined to offer an excellent experience for our students. 

Rotman faculty and staff have been preparing for many months for a gradual and safe return to in-person activities for the Fall 2021 term. We have encouraged incoming and returning students to be in Toronto for the start of the Fall 2021 so they can benefit from all the in-person opportunities we can offer at Rotman as guidelines allow.  

Based on the provincial and municipal guidelines regarding gathering limits and distancing requirements of 2 metres, Rotman courses will take place through a mixture of on-line and in-person classes. Many in-person classes will be taught in a dual delivery format with simultaneous in-person and online students. This will allow us to abide by safe capacity limits while providing for students who want or need to participate online. For our dual-delivery courses, the School is providing in-class technical moderators who work with faculty to ensure online students are able to interact with the in-person class.  

We are hopeful that as restrictions lift, most courses, student services and co-curricular activities will gradually be able to proceed in person, with the possible exception of large-scale gatherings. Likewise, we expect that researchers will continue to increase their in-person activities, and that administrative and support staff will resume on-campus work.  

We will continue to leverage the innovations developed over the past year, such as high-quality online teaching and delivery of services to students and faculty members, to maintain flexibility where needed or enhance the experience of our community. We are also developing more flexible work arrangements for all employees, while still ensuring that our students are once again able to experience in-person learning and on-campus activities. 

Where to find more information: 

The University has a 12-step plan for a safe return to campus for our entire community. This plan includes many layers of safety measures. 

The University of Toronto has very detailed information and many links to useful resource on U of T’s central page on COVID-19. Please visit that page for much more information. 

Future students may find these FAQs helpful: 

Full Time MBA 
Professional MBA programs
(Morning and Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences) 
Specialized Degree programs (Master of Finance, Master of Financial Risk Management, Master of Management Analytics, Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting) 

Current Rotman students can find tools and resources on the Rotman Hub for connecting with other users or sharing files when you or others are working remotely. 

Rotman Commerce undergraduate students should refer to this page for undergraduate program updates and course delivery information.