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In-Person Classes Return This Fall At St. Clair

Tuesday July 20th, 2021, 4:46pm


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St. Clair College will be offering its traditional, in-person classes at the launch of the Fall semester on September 7th, 2021. Courses have been primarily online since March 2020.

The college says that their decision abides by the announcement by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities on July 19th, allowing postsecondary institutions to re-open fully if they abide by the COVID-19 controls recommended by federal, provincial and regional health authorities.

Many protocols will remain in place when in-person classes resume, including mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing.

In a letter to students, College President Patti France said, “During that past almost year-and-a-half, we did what we had to do. Now, we can joyfully return to doing what we want to do: namely, to teach and provide a host of services to students in face-to-face fashion, coupled with celebrating a social atmosphere of fun and friendship in the College’s non-academic activities.”

Sixteen St. Clair programs will continue to be offered strictly online, at least during the Fall semester. This is because a substantial portion of their enrolment takes the form of international students who still cannot make their way to Canada at this time.

Six other programs will be delivered online and in-person, reflecting that their enrolments are almost equally divided between domestic and international students.

“While it is not, currently, our intention to demand proof-of-vaccination from students as a prerequisite for attendance, it is certainly the College’s desire that all students will receive such inoculations – for your own well-being, and that of your family, friends and fellow students. Please, keep yourself healthy, and realize that we each have a role to play in keeping our campus community healthy,” France also said in her letter.

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