FAQ for the student community
In the classroom
Q: What if I have symptoms or am in isolation on the day of a midterm exam or in-session evaluation?
R: The usual process must be followed and a request for a compensation examination must therefore be made (available at: Mon ÉTS / Formulaires / Demande pour examen de compensation). As it is currently not possible to obtain a PCR test confirming the positive result, the School will rely on your good faith. For evaluations other than midterm exams, we recommend that you make arrangements with your teacher.
Q: What happens if I am symptomatic or in isolation on the day of a class?
R: You must notify your teachers by email. They are encouraged to inform you of the material covered during the course if it differs from what is indicated in the course outline. The material will have to be acquired by personal work. We encourage all students to help their fellow students in isolation by sharing their course notes or doing online mentoring.
Q: What if someone is not wearing the mask correctly in class?
R: We encourage you to express your discomfort to the person concerned. If the problem persists, talk to the teacher. If the situation is not corrected after a warning from the teacher, she/he will contact Security.
Assistance and support services
Q: Can I meet with an advisor from Office of Student Life (OSL) in person?
R: Yes, when you make an appointment, please indicate that you prefer an in-person consultation. However, the return to in-person consultations at OSL is on an alternating basis, and therefore, there may be a delay in obtaining an appointment, depending on availability.
Q: Am I required to present a vaccination passport to meet with an OSL advisor?
Q: Can I remove my mask during a consultation with OSL personnel?
R: Members of the student community must wear a mask at all times, except when eating. Therefore, you must wear a mask during consultations. However, the advisor may decide to remove their mask during the consultations if the location is equipped with a protective Plexiglas partition.
Q: What should I do if I have a medical condition that prevents me from wearing a mask?
R: You must present your medical certificate to Office of Student Life. To do so, go to the OSL reception desk or write to email@example.com. The information will remain confidential, and you will be put into contact with the Prevention and Safety Office, which will explain the procedure to you (wearing a visor and a name tag).
Q: Am I required to present a vaccination passport when attending OSL workshops?
R: The workshops are currently being offered in the form of webinars, and therefore, delivered remotely, so there is no need to present your vaccination in order to attend. In the case of workshops that may eventually be presented in person, a vaccination passport will be required, and you will be required to wear a mask.
Q: Am I required to present a vaccination passport if I wish to take advantage of the tutoring service offered by the CASIM Assistance Centre?
R: The CASIM Assistance Centre is currently offering its services in hybrid mode. For tutoring periods related to course codes that are delivered in person at the ÉTS library, a vaccination passport will be required and attendees must wear a mask at all times.
Q: Am I required to present a vaccination passport to take part in the activities of my student organization?
R: You must present a valid vaccination passport or proof of vaccination, along with a piece of ID, in order to participate in extracurricular activities at ÉTS. This includes access to workshops, rooms in Pavilion D, the lounge area and the kitchenette.
Q: Am I required to be double vaccinated to take part in the activities of my student organization that are held elsewhere than in Pavilion D or off-campus?
R: Yes. Any involvement in the activities of student organizations requires the presentation of a valid vaccination passport.
Q: All of my student involvement takes place remotely. Am I required to have a vaccination passport?
R: No. Remote or solitary involvement does not require double vaccination. However, presenting a vaccination passport is required for taking part in the activities of student organizations in person.
Q: Am I required to present a vaccination passport every time I wish to take part in the activities of my student organization?
R: No. You can register the fact that you have a vaccination passport by presenting your QR code (or proof of vaccination) and a piece of ID to the Régie des clubs scientifiques (room D-2041) or to Office of Student Life (room E-3042). With your verbal consent, your registration will be recorded in the Régie des clubs access platform.
Q: I would like to attend an information session for a student organization without signing up. Am I required to have a vaccination passport?
R: If the information session is an organized activity, yes. If you meet with those responsible for a club informally and you take advantage of the opportunity to ask a few questions, no.
Q: I would like to take part in an activity organized by Office of Student Life, the Student Association or another initiative approved by OSL (fun games, 5 à 7, Language Café, conference, outdoor activity, etc.). Am I required to present a vaccination passport?
R: Yes. You must present a vaccination passport or proof of vaccination, along with a piece of photo ID, in order to participate in the activity.