DC is committed to providing students with a high-quality academic experience. For a full list of what is open on campus or operating virtually, please visit our COVID-19 fall semester page. For information about the upcoming winter semester and program delivery methods please visit our COVID-19 winter semester page.  
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Coming to campus

COMING TO CAMPUS? Complete the mandatory COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire

FEELING UNWELL? COVID-19 reporting form

Access to campus is being controlled and is currently limited to:

  • Students and employees who have a scheduled on-campus activity, like a class, lab or in-person appointment with one of DC’s student services.
  • Students who need to use campus resources, such as the library or on-campus internet connection.

Note: at this time, it is encouraged that students only come to campus if it is absolutely necessary.

Please read the below information before coming to campus.


To further ensure the health and safety of our campus community, all those visiting Durham College campuses, including employees, students and visitors, must complete a brief (less than one minute) COVID-19 screening questionnaire.

If you receive permission to come to campus, keep the confirmation email and be prepared to show it to Campus Security personnel prior to entering college buildings. This confirmation is valid until 11:59 p.m. on the date you complete the questionnaire.

  • Please be advised, all those visiting Durham College campuses, including employees, students and visitors, must complete a brief (less than one minute) COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to coming to campus.
  • Only those who are scheduled to attend an on-site activity are permitted access to campus.
  • Students and employees are encouraged to arrive to campus 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled activity.

Before entering any Durham College building an automated email confirmation indicating, You may go to campus, from the  COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire must be shown to Campus Security personnel. This confirmation is valid until 11:59 p.m. on the date you complete the questionnaire.

When entering Oshawa campus buildings, students are required to show:

ID is not required to enter the Whitby campus.

As a reminder, stay home if you:

  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
  • Have been exposed to someone who is, or may be, infected with COVID-19.

Students and employees can access campus at one of the below entry points. Security personnel will manage capacity at key locations to ensure health and safety guidelines are followed. At this time, only Durham College students are permitted to access college facilities.

Please note: All individuals coming to campus are required to complete the COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening questionnaire prior to accessing Durham College (DC) buildings.

Oshawa campus
Gordon Willey building South Wing doors just north of the Commencement parking lot.

I-Wing main entry doors (Galleria) in the bus loop.

Gordon Willey building (weekends only) Main entry doors in bus loop adjacent to the Pit and Security Desk.
Centre for Collaborative Education South doors only, close to the Student Services building front parking lot.
Student Services building East doors only, near Student Services building front parking lot.
Whitby campus
Main building Front entrance adjacent to the bus loop.
W. Galen Weston Centre for Food Main doors located at the southeast corner of the Weston Centre.


Please note: on-campus parking gates will be open and parking is free until December 31, 2020.

For building and campus hours of operations, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus.

  • To reduce the amount of people on campus, students are encouraged to go home or leave campus buildings after their class.
  • If you have a break between classes and are not able to go home or are not able to use one of our outdoor spaces or picnic tables due to inclement weather conditions, you are permitted to remain on campus in one of our open student spaces, such as the Oshawa Campus Library or Computer Commons.
  • When exiting campus, students and employees may leave the campus using the main entry points or by utilizing the nearest exit to their classroom or office.
  • Dispose of single-use face masks or coverings in a safe manner.
  • Use hand sanitizer when leaving the college.

When coming to campus, it is expected of you to:

    • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. When to wash your hands:
      • Before touching your face, eyes or mouth.
      • Before and after using your face covering/mask.
      • Before eating or drinking.
      • After working on a surface touched by other people.
      • After using a tool or equipment that is shared with other people.
      • After coughing or sneezing.
    • Maintain a minimum distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from other students and employees. How to practice physical distancing:
      • Limit indoor and outdoor gatherings to planned learning activities only.
      • Follow the physical distancing requirements at all times.
      • Use a face mask or covering when in campus buildings.
      • Follow provincial guidelines regarding maximum capacity gatherings.
    • Wear a mask or face covering while in campus buildings to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • You are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering while in campus buildings to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Please dispose of single use face coverings/masks into a garbage bin and properly store and wash reusable face coverings/masks.
  • If you cannot wear a face mask or covering, you must complete a risk assessment by emailing susan.smikle@durhamcollege.ca.
  • Students who cannot wear a mask and come to class without completing a risk assessment will be asked to leave.
  • Select food services may be open with limited hours only for students already on campus for a scheduled activity.
  • Masks are not required to be worn while eating in designated food consumption areas but are required when you finish eating.
  • Follow the guidelines and signage and limit your movement on campus.
  • Wear a face mask or covering at all times when inside college buildings.
  • Visit DC’s Fall Semester page for a full list of what is open and closed on campus or operating virtually.