COVID-19 Information for Graduate Studies | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies


The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is working to ensure that existing and incoming graduate students, and applicants stay informed of the University’s response to the evolving global impact of COVID-19.  The University is continuing to update our COVID-19 page with recent information, answers to FAQs and other resources. 

Existing Students: see UPDATE FROM THE AVP GRADUATE STUDIES.  For international students with questions relating to your study permit, please connect with your international student advisor; if you have gone abroad or intend to go abroad, and you have new immigration or travel concerns, please consult with your international student advisor.

Remote Oral Exams: Tips for remote Thesis Defences and QEs; Guidelines for conducting a remote QE; Guidelines for conducting a remote Thesis Defence.

Incoming Graduate Students:   Students expecting to start fall'20 should count on doing so, at least until told otherwise.  If you have questions about your fall'20 application or your offer of admission for f'20, please visit our FAQs Admission page.

Applicants: We continue to process applicants and issue of offers of admission. 

As a precaution against COVID-19, the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is not offering in-person service because our staff are working remotely. Please contact the office by email. We will continue responding to inquiries, focusing on the most urgent issues first, but please allow for additional response time and know that we are working as hard as we can to support you and will work with you to ensure minimized disruption for all current and incoming students.

COVID-19 Information for Graduate Studies