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Here is a hub to find info and updates relating to COVID-19.


(under "Policies" header), including how to request access to the building:
Page containing our protocols and policies



(under "Policies" header):
Page containing our Resumption Plan


Building closure:

The University of Sudbury academic building has been closed since March 24, 2020. We continue to offer instruction via alternative delivery, and employees can still be reached via email as most of them work remotely. 
Article announcing campus closure as of March 24, 2020

December 21, 2020 update: As announced by Premier Ford today, the province of Ontario will enter a shutdown as of 12:01 a.m. on December 26, lasting 14 days in Northern Ontario. Please note that during this shutdown period (Dec. 26 to Jan. 8 inclusively) – for which the dates largely coincide with the University’s previously-planned Christmas closure – no access to the University of Sudbury building will be granted. We thank you for your understanding and collaboration. 

January 8, 2021 update: Yesterday, the province announced an extended shutdown in Northern Ontario for another two weeks. Please note that due to this extension, the current restrictions to accessing our building will remain in place until January 23rd, 2021. 

NEW - January 13, 2021: As per the province-wide state of emergency and stay-at-home orders announced yesterday (January 12) by the Ontario government, the current restrictions to accessing our building are extended until at least February 11, 2021. The building will remain locked during this time.


Course offering:

For the Fall 2020 term, courses were still offered by the University of Sudbury, but none of our classes were offered in person / in our building. Courses are offered in an alternative format. This will also be the case for courses offered in the 2021 Winter term. In addition, a decision was made to delay the start of the Winter term within the Laurentian Federation. This also applies to us, and University of Sudbury classes for the Winter term will begin on January 11th, as opposed to January 4th, 2021.

List of courses offered in the 2020-2021 year
Winter term course delivery update article
Winter term delayed start article


Compassionate grading: 

As seen in communications sent out by Laurentian, the Senate accepted to offer students the following grading options: a) accept the grade assigned, b) withdraw from the course and accept the grade "W" on your transcript (no course credit, no tuition reimbursement), or c) choose the grade "Pass (S)" or "Fail (F)".

For the Fall semester, students who wish to have a "W" on their transcript under (b) above have until January 11, 2021 to send an email to the Registrar's Office ( to make this request. Students who wish to obtain a pass or fail mark under (c) above must, upon receipt of course marks, but no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021, notify the Registrar's Office ( of their intention by e-mail. Once one of these options has been chosen, the student may not revert to the original academic grade. Note: Students may choose option (a), (b) or (c) for any of their courses - that is, students do not need to choose one of the above options for ALL of their courses. The pass mark (S) is based on the definition of a pass mark (S) for their respective courses (e.g., in most cases a 'D' is a pass mark, but in some cases a 'C', or even a 'B' may be required, depending on the program).

For the F/W 2021 semester and the Winter 2021 semester, the same choices as above apply, but with a deadline of May 28, 2021 for sending an email to the Registrar's Office. For any questions, please email








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