St. Lawrence College (SLC) is confirming its intention to be primarily face-to-face for program delivery and to restore in-person campus services where possible for September 2021. This will apply to the three campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall as well as satellite offices. This decision is dependent on whether physical distancing is required, and the college will continue adhering to public health and provincial health and safety regulations.
While present circumstances mean increased face-to-face instruction is not possible, by fall, the province will look different in terms of vaccine rollout. SLC will have made plans for its campuses and programs that apply lessons learned from the past year. Planning and decisions will continue to incorporate public health and provincial Ministry requirements and guidelines.
"I am thrilled at the prospect of seeing more of our students and employees back on campus,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO. “We will be guided by our values, ensuring that our decisions consider everyone equally. This is not a time for ‘we’ve always done it this way,’ but rather an opportunity to innovate where possible, to continue helping our students achieve their academic goals."
Since last spring, a limited number of students have been attending classes on campus, with priority given to health sciences programs and programs involving applied components such as labs and other hands-on simulations. Employees performing essential roles have been on campus and the majority of college employees have been working remotely.