Important update on December 2021 exams

Due to concerns with the rising cases of COVID-19, Queen’s University in consultation with KFL&A Public Health has discontinued all in-person exams. For Queen’s Law, all exams have shifted to remote delivery. The updated exam schedule can be found on the JD course information page. Accommodations are available through the Queen’s Law Exams Office. Click HERE for an FAQ on exams, and monitor your student email accounts for updates from Student Services.

Completion of SeQure App required before every visit to law building

All students, faculty and staff are required to complete the COVID-19 self-assessment in the SeQure App before entering the law building and other campus facilities. You will be required to demonstrate completion of the assessment to an on-site security guard. Effective Tuesday, December 14, entrance to the building is limited to the main doors on Union Street.

Safety starts with you

As we enter cold and flu season, Queen’s Law has launched the ‘safety starts with you’ campaign to ensure staff, students, and faculty are aware of the important COVID-19 prevention measures they can take to help keep the law building and broader community safe.

COVID-19 symptom screening is required before every visit to campus


Have I completed a daily COVID-19 screening self-assessment?


No? Open the SeQure App and complete the self-assessment


- If cleared: proceed to the law building; wear a mask and follow all COVID-19 safety requirements
- If not: complete the Ontario government’s self-assessment tool to determine if you require testing or need to self-isolate
- If advised to get tested or isolate: remain at home until you’ve been specifically cleared by public health (KFL&A) to return to in-person classes

Download the Queen’s SeQure App HERE.
Access the Ontario government’s self-assessment tool HERE.

Be prepared to show completion of the SeQure App screening for every visit.

Masks are required to protect yourself and others


Do I have a mask? If not, get one from our vending machines before entering the law building


- Wear your mask in all indoor areas at all times
- Ensure your mask is covering your nose, mouth and chin


- Maintain mask usage outdoors if you are unable to keep a two (2) metre distance
- Safely dispose of non-reusable masks in collection boxes whenever posible

Get a complete list of mask vending machine locations HERE

Reduce spread by following all law building safety requirements


Am I practicing safe social distancing and following safety protocols in the law building?


- Consider sanitizing your hands upon entering the building or a classroom
- Wear a mask in all indoor spaces and at all times during class


- Follow all directional signage
- Only eat or drink in hallways and non-instructional common areas; maintain a two (2) metre distance
- Avoid congregating; allow people from the previous class to leave the room before entering

Stay up to date with updates to safety requirements HERE.



About this page

At the Faculty of Law, we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff, and local community, as we continue to address the ongoing challenges and recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

This page is intended to provide information about the Faculty’s planning activities to support the safe delivery of in-person learning, and provide links to important resources for students, staff, faculty and the public. This page complements the University’s Safe Return to Campus website, a centralized hub for campus operations that includes important health & safety information and other resources. 

For staff and faculty looking for additional support and resources during this time please consult the Employee and Family Assistance Program page of the university's website.

Queen’s Law – return to campus

In accordance with Queen’s University policies, the Faculty of Law is facilitating in-person educational activities while prioritizing the health and safety of the campus community. With the exception of a few courses that are being taught online, in-person/in-class learning is the primary mode of course delivery. We appreciate the ongoing cooperation and diligence of our students, staff and faculty as we work to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment and continue our academic mission of providing Canada’s best legal education.

Fall 2021 at Queen’s Law at a glance

On-campus, in-person learning is the primary mode of course delivery
Indoor masking requirements as well as enhanced cleaning, ventilation and safety protocols remain in place
Outside of those who require specific accommodations, all students, staff, and faculty are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to fill in a vaccination status declaration form to disclose their current status.










Quick links and resources 

Fall 2021 safe return to in-person learning


On-campus safety information:

•    Queen’s University has implemented mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all individuals (students, staff, faculty, contractors, and visitors) participating in university activities in person, either on Queen’s campus or other Queen’s property.
•    To support the University’s mandatory vaccine requirements, and updated provincial direction, Queen’s has launched a vaccination status declaration form that must be completed by all students, faculty members, and staff as soon as possible.
•    Individuals who have not received their final required dose of vaccine or have not received an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code by October 15, will not be permitted to participate in in-person university activities.
•    For more information about the University’s vaccine requirements, please click HERE.
•    Physical distancing will not be required by September 2021
•    Non-medical masks will be required in indoor common areas and classrooms
•    Handwashing and hygiene protocols will remain in place
•    Plexi-glass barriers will not be required in classrooms, work or service areas
•    Campus-wide cleaning protocols for high-touch surfaces will remain in place, particularly for congregate areas, like classrooms and study rooms (current COVID-19 cleaning protocols can be found here)   
•    COVID-19 symptom monitoring protocols will remain in place (current requirements are available here)

For more information on health & safety, click HERE.
For more information about COVID-19 cleaning protocols, click HERE.
For more information about classroom protocols, click HERE or review below.

Program delivery:

•    The University received direction from the province of Ontario that effective Sept. 7, 2021, universities and colleges will not be subject to physical distancing or capacity limit requirements for indoor instructional spaces. This change allows Queen’s to proceed with in-person academic activities throughout the fall term.
•    With the exception of a small number of upper-year courses, all educational activities will be delivered in-person 
•    Class sizes will not be limited, although capacity restrictions may remain in place in some settings
•    Libraries and study spaces will be open 

Fall 2021 protocols for in-person classes:

Please see the University's Fall 2021 Protocols for In-Person Classes on the Kingston Campus here.

Accommodations for mandatory vaccination requirement:

The university has posted information for individuals seeking an accommodation to the mandatory vaccination requirement under the Ontario Human Rights Code. As a reminder, any individual who requires an accommodation under the Code must formally submit a request and provide supporting documentation.
•    Students: Visit the Student Wellness Services website.
•    Staff and Faculty: Visit the Queen’s Human Resources website.
The central Safe Return FAQ page has been updated, here:

Coordination and support management:

•    Queen’s University will continue to work closely with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, as well as the provincial government
•    There will be appropriate staffing on-campus to meet operational and service delivery needs as well as to support a positive student experience 
•    If operations permit, during the transition period (September 2021 to December 2021), flexible working arrangements will be agreed upon between managers and non-academic employees 
•    Remote meeting options or other inclusive arrangements will be available during the transition period to support meeting participation by all employees
•    An approved COVID-19 Safety Plan is being developed for all units on campus, including the Faculty of Law and Queen’s Law clinics, based on respective operational activities and physical space 
•    Human Resources has developed tools and resources to assist individuals and teams during this transition period. All resources are now available, here
•    For staff and faculty looking for additional support and resources during this time please consult the Employee and Family Assistance Program page of the university's website.

Student support:

The Faculty of Law is focused on maintaining a safe and healthy environment on campus, preserving your educational experience, and communicating any updates and new information.

•    Effective Sept. 7, 2021, universities and colleges will not be subject to physical distancing or capacity limit requirements for indoor instructional spaces, including classrooms, labs, libraries, and in-person experiential learning, etc. This change allows Queen’s to proceed with our detailed plans for in-person academic activities throughout the fall term.
•    Students who require accommodations or support based on their circumstances can review the full list of education and equity services, here.
•    For information on student health and wellness, academic, financial support and other services, visit the university's information site, Queen’s Student Affairs site or contact your program office or team.
•    All in-person, student-led events planned for fall 2021 must be reviewed and approved by the Co-Curricular Restart Advisory Group (CRAG).

Student FAQ:

The University’s FAQ section is updated on a recurring basis and reflects all recent policy changes and announcements. Please visit the safe return to campus FAQ.