Community Communications

Temporary changes to Course Drop, Requirement for Medical Documentation and Pass/Fail Policies

Due to the disruption of your academic activities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Senate Executive Committee has announced several provisions for course completion and academic support. You can read the announcement here. I would like to draw your attention to the following academic considerations that have been made. Course Drops   The course drop date has […]

York University Emergency Bursaries

We know that many of you are going through difficult, unexpected financial situations due to COVID-19, whether it is paying for rent, lost wages from your part time jobs, paying for travel to your home countries or other expenses. York University has established two bursaries to help students who require immediate short-term financial relief because […]

An update to the Founders Residence Community

York University has been informed that a member of our campus community living in Founder’s Residence disclosed that they are exhibiting some symptoms similar to those of COVID -19. The case is neither presumptive nor confirmed as COVID-19 at this time. This news may understandably be upsetting to the students who remain in Founders Residence […]

Spring 2020 Convocation and Graduation

As we approach the end of the Winter 2020 semester, you may have questions about how the current COVID-19 situation may impact your graduation and the convocation ceremony. The difference between graduation and convocation  Graduation marks the successful completion of your academic program. Information about applying for graduation and assessing your eligibility to graduate is […]

Community Update #21 COVID-19 - Essential Services Provincial Announcement has no Impact on University Operations

On Monday March 23, 2020 the Ontario government announced mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces, except for a list of essential services, effective midnight March 24th. The government indicated that all businesses that can continue working remotely or online should continue to do so. This includes universities continuing to deliver courses online and remotely. No […]