COVID-19 Updates

As a result of the College's decision that was sent out on March 13, all in-person classes are suspended starting March 14. On March 23, online courses will begin for all students.
Click here for more updates from Seneca College.
 

Due to the recent developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Seneca Student Federation is suspending the following:

- All SSF Offices and spaces will be closed until further notice.

- All SSF on-campus events and activities have been cancelled until the end of August. We are offering a variety of events and activities online on our social media channels.

- All in person and on-campus SSF services are suspended, including SSF's food services (Metro Grill),  and Food Banks until further notice. We are operating the Health and Dental and Tax Clinic Services online.
 

Shuttle Bus Service:

The shuttle bus service has been cancelled until further notice. We will update as more information becomes available.
For more information, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 416-491-5050 ext 22625

Health and Dental Plan for Domestic Students:

Update: All domestic students currently covered under the Health and Dental plan your coverage has been extended from August 31, 2020 to September 30, 2020. This will provide you with more time to make use of the services and book appointments with doctors and physicians as they will slowly start to open.

Update: Fall 2020 start students: The deadline to make changes to your health and dental plan is October 9, 2020

Email us at [email protected] or call us at 416-491-5050 ext 22625
For immediate assistance visit: www.wespeakstudent.com or call 416-216-0296
For assistance regarding claims call ClaimSecure at 1-888-513-4464

Full-time students (both Domestic and International Students) have access to Real Campus, a service that offers students FREE therapy, virtual doctor visits, lifestyle counselling, courses, tools and events to improve your mental health physical health. For more information click here.

Tax Clinic:

We are helping students file their taxes online. You will need to book an appointment first. 
Please email us at [email protected] to book an appointment or for more information.
There are a number of FREE Tax Clinics in our area that can assist you. Click here to find out more.

Food Bank:

The Seneca Student Federation is committed to help as many students in need as possible.
This service is intended to provide full-time Seneca students in need of food bank support through one-time, per semester virtual grocery store gift card worth $25.

The Food Bank is available to full-time students currently enrolled in the fall 2020 semester.
400 gift cards will be given out to eligible students every month during the fall semester.

For more information visit www.ssfinc.ca/food-bank
There are a number of community based Food Banks that you can access during this time. Click here to find a location near you.

Update: The Food Bank of York Region has now implemented a home delivery program to assist those in need of food, household consumables, and personal products. For more information and to apply for this free service, click here.

Advocacy:

Before emailing us any concerns, please ensure that you have read the updates on the Seneca's Website.
For any other concerns, please email us at: [email protected]

Lockers:

Seneca continues to offer students curbside pickup of their locker contents. To arrange a pickup, students are asked to email [email protected] with the following information:

- first and last name
- student number
- campus
- locker number
- lock combination
- date and time they plan to come to campus to pick up their belongings (campuses are staffed Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m to 6 p.m).

Staff who manage the @Health mailbox will make the necessary arrangements with the Security team to have belongings packed and ready for pickup. @Health staff will respond to students and provide additional important information before they come to campus. This includes not entering the buildings, and calling the Seneca Security team upon arrival to have their belongings brought outdoors.

Please note: Students are not permitted on campus at this time (unless they are part of the return to campus groups completing in-person course components). We are not allowing students to empty and pack their belongings on their own. We must still limit the amount of movement and traffic on campus, therefore cannot accommodate additional individuals, aside from those who have in-person classes (and, of course, the staff and faculty required to accommodate them).

The SSF is working closely with Seneca College and will continue to update and communicate any other decisions of this nature as they unfold.