COVID-19 Update: DC encourages campus community to get vaccinated

DC encourages employees and students to do their part to end the pandemic by getting vaccinated.

Thursday, August 12

As Durham College (DC) prepares for the much-anticipated fall semester and a return to campus for many employees and students, we are mindful of the threat of a fourth wave of COVID-19 in Ontario and Canada. Despite the challenges ahead, our community has adapted through the pandemic, showing resilience and strength as we have kept each other safe and healthy.

Today our Oshawa campus partner, Ontario Tech University, released information about their updated vaccination policy, which requires all on-campus students, faculty, staff and individuals accessing all campus locations to be fully vaccinated.

At this time, DC continues to require vaccination for residence students only. However, we strongly encourage our DC community to be a part of the solution to end the pandemic by getting vaccinated. As September approaches, DC and Ontario Tech will work together to determine suitable processes for impacted shared campus spaces and will provide information as it becomes available.

As we face challenges posed by new variants, each person who gets vaccinated helps reduce infection rates, takes pressure off the health care system, supports the recovery of our local businesses and moves us closer to safely experiencing important social, economic and recreational activities again.

Please do your part by making informed COVID-19 vaccine choices. To learn more about how vaccinations will protect you, visit

Learn more about our #DCProudToBeVaccinated campaign and frequently asked questions about vaccination by visiting

Together, we’re leading the way to beat COVID-19.