Keep abreast of the latest COVID-19-related updates for students, including available resources.
Last updated: September 16, 2021, 12:10 p.m.
Fall 2021 term
Need a space to attend a remote class on campus? You are welcome to use the Library's non-silent study spaces. Learn more.
You can also take advantage of new individual and group study spaces in the basement of the FB Building.
Please note that the Grey Nuns Reading Room will remain closed for the fall term.
For other options, please reach out to your faculty:
- The Faculty of Fine Arts may also have spaces for students to connect to remote courses while on campus. To find out if a space is available, please contact your department.
- Students in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science can also contact Student Academic Services to ask if there are additional spaces available to connect to a remote course while on campus.
- Undergraduate students in the John Molson School of Business should contact email@example.com to inquire about spaces for students to connect to their remote courses while on campus. Graduate students are advised to contact their program.
- The Faculty of Arts and Science may also have spaces for students to connect to their remote courses while on campus. To find out if a space is available, please contact your department.
You don’t need to wait to start looking into off-campus housing. We are hosting virtual online info sessions that you can attend now, to get oriented on how best to go about looking for a place once you arrive.
Additional off-campus housing resources:
- Concordia Student Union’s Housing and Job Resource Centre
- General information about renting in Montreal
- Concordia has partnered with Places4students to offer you some off-campus housing options, as well as additional resources and information.
- The Woodnote housing co-op, a housing initiative designed by and for students
- Free classifieds such as Kijiji and Facebook Marketplace have listings for short- and long-term rentals all over Montreal
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Facilities Management have developed cleaning protocols for the fall 2021 term.
At this time, the university can confirm that classrooms will go through a full evening cleaning five times per week.
You can access Moodle, Office 365 and Zoom from your mobile device.
Follow these instructions to install Office 365 on your device.
You can access Zoom by clicking on a Zoom meeting link, which will prompt you to download the Zoom app. (You can also download the app anytime via the app store for your device.)
As part of the university’s consultations on teaching and learning, Concordia is refining the permanent place of its online learning offerings because it sees the benefits of this mode of delivery for all students.
We will continue to offer some online courses. Throughout the summer, Concordia will provide information on which courses will be online, in person or “blended” — a mix of both — so students can make informed choices. Course offering decisions will be based on pedagogical needs.
We recommend that you contact your program advisor for questions about course options and your course sequence. Some options may include taking the course in question at a later date or taking the entire term off. If you are a new student, you may also wish to consider deferring your admission to a later term.
International students: Your choices may impact your immigration status, funding or eligibility to certain programs. If you have concerns, please contact the International Students Office.
The Government of Quebec announced that public health guidelines will allow for a safe return to an in-person university experience this fall, and students are expected to be on campus. Some of your courses may be online, on campus or a blend of both — that is, on campus with some online components.
We’re working hard to create a safe and engaging environment with lots of in-person activities. Libraries, research labs and student residences are moving ahead with reopening plans. Some events and services, like Orientation, will happen virtually, complemented by in-person components.
At the height of the pandemic, the university allowed students to choose a PASS notation rather than a letter grade for one course per term. Since it was conceived of as an emergency, short-term measure, the PASS notation option will not be offered in the 2021-2022 academic year.
The annual assessment of academic standing will resume this academic year in May 2022. Students at risk will receive an email at the end of May which will include their official academic standing, information on what steps need to be completed, and how to benefit from advising and other support services in order to back on track going forward. Learn more about academic standing.
The academic progress of graduate students is assessed at the end of every term. To be considered in good standing, students in doctoral programs must maintain the F Rule, C Rule and an Assessment Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students in master's, graduate diploma and graduate certificate programs must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.70. Independent and Visiting students are only subject to the F Rule. Learn more.
Zoom-bombing is a term for the interruption of a live video call by an intruder, who disrupts the meeting or class with irrelevant or offensive material.
PLEASE NOTE: You should never share a Zoom class ID. You should also know that Zoom-bombing a class could lead to a complaint under Concordia’s Code of Rights and Responsibilities.
Concordia has adjusted default settings on our Zoom license to help lower the risk and offer students additional privacy.
If you find the setting changes restrict your interaction with your instructor or fellow students, discuss it with your instructor.
If one of your classes gets disrupted by Zoom-bombing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To file a complaint about a Concordia community member’s behaviour, please contact the Office of Rights and Responsibilities.
eConcordia offers online courses all the time. Students who take eConcordia courses must ALSO have an eConcordia account. Learn more.
Non-eConcordia online courses are courses normally offered during the year that are being adapted for remote delivery due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Both eConcordia and non-eConcordia courses are for credit.
How to tell which is which: On the class schedule, courses starting with “EC” in the “Section” column (after you obtain search results in the class schedule) are offered through eConcordia.
Our guideline is that the format of the exams is the same as the delivery format of the course: If a class is in-person, the exam should also be in person; if a class is online, the exam should be online.
If a class is both online and in person, the format of the exam may be in person or online. That information will be included in the syllabus at the start of term — so students will know what to expect.
There are three possibilities for online exams:
- Some exams will not be proctored.
- Some exams will be proctored using a recording software.
- Some exams will be proctored using Zoom.
Your course syllabus will explain whether and how your exam(s) will be proctored. If your exam is proctored, your syllabus will provide the details regarding the technical requirements and the possibility of the exam being recorded.
If your course is using recording software, you may not opt out of being recorded during the exam. Your course syllabus provides the necessary details to allow you to make an informed choice whether to drop the class before the DNE deadline.
No, students may not choose the type of proctoring for each class. You will learn of the exam conditions from your syllabus, and you can consult an academic advisor to adjust your course registrations if you are not comfortable with the assessment method used.