I am super conflicted on moving. I think it's great that I can save money on rent and living expenses, but on the other hand, I live in another province with a different time zone (8am classes will be 6am classes for me lol). @erinl2 wrote a great post in another thread whether or not to move.
If things do get better in lets say, October, then the school would try to transition to limited in-person classes. It would be nice to physically attend/ socialize/ study together/ get to know your profs?
A huge factor that's leaning on me is the idea of moving in December. I hear that Ottawa's got shit winters and the competition of finding a space to live... I can't fathom how awful it would be to fight for a place, stranded with no place to live by 1st of January....
I believe it's prudent to move, but not entirely necessary.