We are looking forward to our spring semester starting on May 9 for several reasons, and this message is to equip SLC students with insight to help ensure the semester is a successful one. There are three things we would like our student community to know, as the spring term begins.
1. Masks will continue to be required on campus
We had previously announced that all COVID protocols for SLC campuses and facilities were lifting for May 1, however the requirement to be masked will remain until further notice. Due to the case counts in our communities, and upon the advice of local public health authorities, masks will continue to be mandatory for anyone coming to campus. Should you wish to upgrade a mask you are using to one that is medical grade, you can do so at the security office on each campus. Please help us be a healthy campus by properly wearing a mask. It is a simple, effective way to prevent the spread of illness.
2. SLC wants to help you be successful
The spring semester is one where we welcome new students to SLC, in a variety of programs. Whether you are starting your program for the first time or have the term off, please remember there are services and resources designed expressly for you, as students, to help you be successful. We would like to remind students to familiarize themselves with their campus student government in addition to the extensive SLC student services that are available. From academic coaching to intramurals, counselling, workshops, employment opportunities and more, SLC is here for you.
3. Convocation plans are proceeding
We are nearing the time of year when we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating classes, and I encourage students who are completing their programs to apply for a President’s Award or to be your class Valedictorian. Information and forms to apply can be found on the SLC website convocation page, which is being updated daily as details of the June events are confirmed. The deadline to apply is April 29, 20022.
I hope everyone is looking forward to the next semester with optimism and excitement, and that folks remember to continue to wear a mask if you are on campus. Together we can continue protecting the health of our shared community while we welcome our new students and prepare to celebrate our graduates.
Glenn Vollebregt (He/Him)
President and CEO
St. Lawrence College