Update on 2020-21 OCAA Varsity Athletic Season

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health guidelines, the OCAA and its members have suspended the varsity schedule for the fall semester.

Durham College (DC) sports directly affected by this decision include baseball, softball, rugby, rugby 7’s, soccer and golf.

The OCAA made this decision in order to further reduce the potential exposure to COVID-19, and protect the health and safety of everyone involved in varsity sports, particularly our student athletes, coaches, athletic staff, and fans. The suspension of the fall varsity schedule is also due to most member institutions adopting a hybrid model of academic delivery for the fall 2020 semester, thereby minimizing the number of students and staff on campus.

For the 2021 winter semester, basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer are scheduled to continue, starting in January. The OCAA will monitor the situation on an ongoing basis and will make a decision during the fall semester on the status of the winter 2021 schedule.

As a reminder, please continue to check DC’s COVID-19 webpage for updates.