Return to Campus

To ensure community members feel safe as they return on campus, Facilities Services have  implemented increased measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community members during this unparalleled time.

  • Physical distancing procedures with re-arranged classrooms, shared offices, libraries, research and teaching labs and other spaces.
  • Signage that encourages and instruct everyone to practice physical distancing and proper hand hygiene,
  • Signs indicating maximum occupancy in rooms and elevators.
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting in high traffic areas in keeping with guidelines from Public Health Ontario.
  • New sanitizer dispensers will be installed across both campuses.
  • Protective measures such as Plexiglass barriers and sneeze guards will be installed in high traffic areas where maintaining physical distancing isn’t possible.
  • Non-medical fabric mouth and nose covers will be available to students, faculty and staff who are required to be on campus and to be used when physical distancing is not possible. According to Canada’s chief public health officer, the wearing of a mouth and nose cover is an added layer of protection that can help protect those around you. A non-medical mouth and nose cover is NOT a replacement for required personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Custodial Services - committed to serving the needs of our community members have implemented additional protocols to ensure the health and safety of our community.

To learn more about York’s phased return to campus plan, please visit YU Better Together


Facilities Services is a department made up of professionals with a disciplined focus on efficient and effective delivery of support services for the University. Everything that is done by Facilities Services is underpinned by York’s institutional vision, mission and values in support of the core academic and research mission of the University. It serves the planning, development, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all buildings, infrastructure, sites and services at all York University campuses.

Working with colleagues across our campuses, we enhance the quality of campus life for all members and visitors through the alignment of our activities within the University's guiding principles

Facilities Services is responsible for providing a safe, clean, productive and well-maintained physical learning and working environment for the University community by planning and delivering professional services that are sustainable and supportive of academic excellence, now and into the future.

We work closely with campus partners to coordinate new construction and renovation projects as well as to complete maintenance and service requests.

We maintain a commitment to environmental sustainability while at the same time honouring our responsibilities as stewards of our 104 buildings and 215 acres on our two campuses.

Our services include:


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