Keep abreast of the latest COVID-19-related updates for students, including available resources.
Last updated: April 14, 2021, 1:29 p.m.
September 2021 term
Concordia will make an announcement about course delivery, and share other information on what students can expect for fall term, in early May.
Orientation for new undergraduate and graduate students will take place in August, virtually and, to a limited extent, in person. Look for details online in May.
You are required to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces in Quebec, including classrooms. The university has occupancy and cleaning protocols to reduce the risk of viral spread through contact and aerosols.
The Quebec government’s guidelines determine how Concordia manages in-person activities, with rules expected to evolve in accordance with the public health situation.
Quebec government regulations require gyms in Level 4–Maximum Alert (red) COVID zones to limit access to certain groups and at present, le Gym remains closed. Concordia will proceed with reopening le Gym when it's able to comply with all applicable health directives. Concordia continues to offer online recreation and exercise programming until in-person facilities reopen.
Summer 2021 term
Summer 2021 term will be delivered remotely.
Delayed start of winter 2021 term
Classes start on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The duration of the term remains 13 weeks.
- The first day of the winter term is January 13
- The last day of the winter term is April 20
- Final exams are scheduled from April 24 to May 9
- Did Not Enter (DNE) date: moved from January 19 to January 26
- Discontinue (DISC) date: moved from March 22 to March 29
For courses being offered online, professors are making your course content available in Moodle, a course management system you’ll access through your Student Centre. Some faculty members may opt for synchronous learning — this means live videoconferencing sessions using Zoom.
In the case of asynchronous learning, you can explore on your own other kinds of resources your professor may add to Moodle, like videos, discussion boards, readings and links. In most cases, you will find all of your course content on Moodle.
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.)
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 email@example.com.
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.
Unfortunately, we are unable to host in-person convocation ceremonies in June 2021 because of COVID-related restrictions. Graduates will be invited back for in-person celebrations when such events are again permitted.
Graduates are invited to participate in CU Celebrate, a virtual celebration of graduation held on June 17, 2021. For more information on how to participate, check out the CU Celebrate site. We will announce plans for the fall convocation, whether virtual or in-person, once the fall term has begun.
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.
2020-21 in-person activities
The Government of Quebec has announced a series of COVID-19-related guidelines, among which is a nightly 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in effect until further notice.
Required in-person classroom and lab activities are exempt from this curfew. If you are a student who needs to be on campus (or travel to and from Concordia) during curfew for required in-person activities related to your courses, your professor will provide a letter of attestation to you via Moodle.
- Please download and print the letter of attestation from Moodle as well as a copy of your class schedule. Please be sure to have the letter, schedule and your student ID with you, in case you are stopped by the police.
- This letter can only be used when you have to come to campus for a required in-person activity. It cannot be used for other purposes or on other days.
- Please do not share this letter with anyone else.
For any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not see the letter of attestation in Moodle, please write to your professor.
No. The university received confirmation that required in-person activities can go on as planned, even during curfew. Concordia will provide anyone who needs to be on campus during curfew with a letter of attestation.
If you are a student who needs to be on campus during curfew for required in-person activities related to your courses and you have not received the letter of attestation yet, please write to your professor.
Advise your classmate to stay home and call the Public Health COVID-19 Line for assistance. Students can reach the Public Health COVID-19 Line at 514-644-4545 or toll free at 1-877-644-4545. Students with hearing impairments can call toll free at 1-800-361-9596.
The Public Health COVID-19 Line is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. E.T. Outside these hours; students can call Info-Santé at 8-1-1.
If your classmate developed COVID-19 symptoms within 48 hours of being on campus, please advise them to contact Environmental Health and Safety by phone at 514-848-2424, ext. 4877, or by email at email@example.com.
For more information, please refer to Concordia’s COVID-19 symptoms and precautions page.
Advise your classmate to stay home and complete the COVID-19 self-isolation form on their MyConcordia portal. Students who test positive for COVID-19 cannot come to campus and must follow instructions from public health authorities.
In addition, please instruct your classmate to contact Environmental Health and Safety by phone at 514-848-2424, ext. 4877, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please refer to Concordia’s COVID-19 symptoms and precautions page.
No, a medical certificate is not required. If you have been instructed to self-isolate by public health authorities, we also ask that you complete the self-isolation form (on MyConcordia). If you are a student requiring academic accommodation, please contact your professor(s).
Yes. The ventilation systems function properly and meet the required standards.
During the campus closure, some academic activities will take place on university premises. Students enrolled in classes with some on-campus access will be contacted directly by their faculties and professors with details on how and when they will gain access to labs and studios.
Internships and Co-op placements
Some on-site internships are taking place in person. However, you will not be penalized academically if you choose not to do an on-site internship.
If you postpone a previously scheduled internship, you may need to extend the length of your program to fulfill your degree requirements.
Concordia has been working to develop creative placements for students during the period of campus closure. Many students, whether in internship programs or Co-op, have been making a difference during the pandemic working for community organizations, and faculty and staff across the university have been offering various experiential learning opportunities. A recent partnership with Mitacs offers research internships to students.
The internship hosts/Co-op partners/employers that offer in-person internships are all legally obliged to follow safety measures put in place by the government in order to protect employees.
You are encouraged to abide by your own sense of whether or not you feel safe given the on-site conditions, since Concordia does not monitor how employers or other institutions implement or follow health guidelines. (For more information, please consult the CNESST COVID-19 toolkit.)
The continued health and safety of the Concordia community remains our top priority. Concordia has implemented all required health safety measures to protect the community. Even with these health and safety measures in place, please be aware that there remains a potential infection risk associated with travelling to and visiting campus.
Students acknowledge and accept that Concordia cannot guarantee a risk-free environment, and it is the student’s personal choice to register for and attend activities that are held on campus. Online learning options and alternative evaluations may not be possible in all courses and/or programs; students who choose not to attend campus activities accept that the completion of their studies may be delayed.
The university will be in touch via email with information on how to obtain your diploma. Please make sure your email address is up to date in your Student Centre.
Tuition & fees
Concordia’s Financial Aid and Awards Office (FAAO) helps students fund their education and provides personalized, in-depth advice on financial matters. Visit the Financial Aid and Awards website or email the office directly at email@example.com.