• We are continually monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19. Please continue to check back here for new information. Please note that McMaster Divinity College is a separate entity from McMaster University and McMaster University procedures may differ from our own. We will update this page with new information as it comes available.

    As of March 7, 2022, our building is reopen for student, staff, and faculty use. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6:00pm.

    If you have tested positive, are displaying potential symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 after having visited our building in the prior 2 weeks, please follow the steps outlined here.

    To protect the privacy of our personnel, no personal health information about faculty or staff members will be disclosed to any individual.


  • Entering the Building

    Each person entering the building will be required to wear a mask while in all public spaces of the building. Those experiencing even mild symptoms are asked to stay home, please complete the Ontario COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool to gauge your access to the building.

    When entering the building please adhere to the following guidelines:

    • Use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.
    • Face masks must be worn at all times in the public areas of the building as marked. Complimentary disposable masks are available at the main entrance.
  • While In the Building

    Hand sanitizer is located throughout the building and should be used regularly in addition to hand washing.

    Food and Drink

    Cullen Hall is the designated eating area for the building. It is recommended that all meals be consumed using the provided seating in Cullen Hall. The refrigerator in the Student Kitchen remains accessible as well as microwaves in Cullen Hall.

    Occasional snacks and drinks will be allowed during classes or meetings in Camelford Hall and Hurlburt Hall. Masks are mandatory and must be replaced immediately after consumption. If students are observed not following these policies, they may be asked to refrain from bringing food or drink to the classroom.

    In the Classroom

    • Occasional snacks and drinks are allowed during classes. Masks must be replaced immediately after consumption.
    • Instructor or speakers may use a plexiglass shield or face shield while teaching in place of a mask
    • While in the classroom, students are expected to follow all health and safety protocols including wearing a mask at all times
    • If you are feeling sick or unwell, do not come to the building. If symptoms or isolation requirements prevent you from attending class, an accommodation may be made to join through livestream. Please contact your professor as soon as possible to request this.


  • Masks

    Masks are required throughout all public spaces of our building. This includes hallways, classrooms, and study rooms.

    Complimentary surgical-grade masks are available at our main entrance and in locations throughout our building.

  • Student Study Space

    Student study rooms will reopen on March 7, 2022. The following rooms are available for students to use during business hours only (Mon-Fri 8:30am- 6:00pm). Sanitizer is available in each room to clean the space prior to your use.

    Please do not re-shelf books after use. A book cart is available in McNally so books can be disinfected and returned to the shelf.

    Food and drink is prohibited in study rooms, please use Cullen Hall.

  • Hurlburt Family Bookstore

    The Hurlburt Family Bookstore will be open by appointment only. Textbooks can be ordered ahead of time by contacting Bernice at books@readon.ca.

    To make an appointment to visit the Bookstore, contact Bernice.

  • Library

    Mills Memorial Library reopened on September 7, 2021. Find more information including operating hours on the library website.


  • Additional Cleaning and Ventilation

    Custodial staff are cleaning and sanitizing the entire building extensively each day, including classrooms, study rooms, and common touch surfaces.

    For additional peace of mind, students may clean their own workspace prior to use with the cleaning supplies provided in common areas (study rooms, GA office, Cullen Hall, etc.).

    We have improved our ventilation throughout the building to now introduce fresh air as well as adding high standard filters to the existing air circulation system.

  • International Students

    Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 affect how our international students must enter the country in order to study at McMaster Divinity College. If you plan to enrol in the upcoming term, go visit the information page here  as you make plans and schedule travel arrangements.

    We are here to help! If you have questions please contact us at divreg@mcmaster.ca.

  • McMaster University

    Because we are located within a wider university campus, MDC students, staff, and faculty are reminded to limit visits and exercise caution when visiting other areas of campus and be vigilant in sanitizing and in their safety practices when returning to the MDC building or their own homes. For more information visit McMaster University’s COVID website.

  • Contact Us

    We are still available to answer your questions! Find contact information for all of our staff and faculty here.

    If you have questions with registration, student accounts, or any other course-related questions, email divreg@mcmaster.ca.

    If you have questions about our different programs or the application process, contact divadmit@mcmaster.ca.

    For course-related technology questions (Zoom, Avenue To Learn), email mdcit@mcmaster.ca.

    Questions for our COVID-19 Response Team can be directed to John Steadman at steadmanj@mcmaster.ca.


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