Setting your email to out-of-office during the holiday shutdown

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As you prepare to take a much-deserved break during the holiday shutdown, considering using our standardized message in your Outlook email auto-response.

Written to provide students and other audiences with holiday shutdown information, emergency and telemedicine contacts, and resources for mental health support, we hope you find it a valuable resource. 

Simply cut and paste the content you wish to include in your email auto-response in Outlook:

St. Lawrence College’s campuses will observe a holiday shut down from December 18 at 4 p.m. through January 4 at 8 a.m. Campus access continues to be restricted. Automated processes will continue, and students will have access to Blackboard and

If you have a question about the Winter 2021 semester, you may find the answer in our FAQs at

Emergency Information

  • Campus security can be reached at 613.544.5400 ext. 5555.
  • If you are experiencing an urgent or life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.
  • If you are the victim of sexual assault or violence, find help at
  • If you suspect you are ill with COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19, take a self-assessment at and follow the recommendations.

Telehealth Resources

  • TeleHealth Ontario: Call 1.866.797.0000 toll-free for confidential access to a registered nurse 24 hours a day.
  • MobileDOCTOR by International students can access online doctor visits anytime, anywhere, with your visit billed directly to Sign up at

Mental Health Support

If you or someone you know needs mental health support over the break, the following resources are free, confidential, and can be accessed any time.

  • Good2Talk: A free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7/365. Call 1-866-925-5454 to receive professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being. 
  • Crisis Text Line: A free, confidential texting service, available 24/7/365, powered by Kids Help Phone. Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868 to be connected to a trained volunteer Crisis Responder who is there to listen and support students with any issue they’re facing. 
  • keep.meSAFE by Immediate and free, confidential support for international students, accessible anywhere in the world at any time of day or night. Speak with counsellors understand your culture and speak your preferred language. Students outside of Canada and the USA: call 001-416-380-6578. Students in Canada and the USA: call 1-844-451-9700. Or download the MySSP app to chat. 
  • TAO: Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a digital platform with a mobile app designed to support your well-being. Go to to register for, or log into, your TAO account.

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