May 11, 2021 -- With the 2021 Spring Semester now underway, Laurentian University is looking ahead to Fall 2021 with plans to have face-to-face activities and in-person course delivery back on campus.
The focus for the Fall Semester is providing the best student experience while safeguarding the health, safety and wellness of our community.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have placed the utmost importance on the safety of our community. We appreciate that our students want to be learning on campus and we look forward to making this happen in a safe and controlled environment” said President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Robert Haché.
The University will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff to provide for the return of students as well as the safe delivery of as many classes as possible on campus. The plan factors in the significance of the in-person student experience, the requirements related to hands-on learning, and additional measures to safely deliver fall 2021 courses on campus, in consultation with public health authorities. Further, the University must take into account all potential scenarios for September 2021, while working with our local public health authorities.
The University will also continue to deliver a multitude of academic programs and courses online, allowing students from around the world to attend Laurentian virtually.
“We understand that the past year has been very difficult on our students and we want to do everything we can to improve their experience for Fall 2021. Their university experience has been significantly impacted by the pandemic and we want to support them in every way possible in their return to campus. We are looking forward to returning to campus,” added President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Robert Haché.
The University continues to provide remote support to students, faculty, and staff through their day-to-day activities. The Fall Semester takes place from September 2021 to December 2021.
Laurentian University has been a leader in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and was the first public university in Canada to recognize the severity of the pandemic, suspending in-person classes in March, 2020. We will continue to lead in our return-to-campus planning.
As we look towards the fall, we hope to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus.