Planning for the 2021-22 year is underway, and we look forward to expanding on-campus activities in the fall term.

Decisions regarding on-campus activities are guided by the Academic Operations Group and the Campus Operations Group, and the Senior Leadership Team. These groups consider a range of factors, including advice from local Public Health officials, the evolution of government regulations, consultation with bargaining agents, input from student governments, international travel restrictions, forecasts on the vaccine roll-out in Canada, and the varied needs of students, staff, and faculty. We will still be living with COVID-19 in the fall, so flexible options may still be required as appropriate.

  • Fall 2021: As part of society’s hope to be back to some degree of normalcy by fall, we are planning that many small classes, labs, and tutorials will be offered in-person, with appropriate safety protocols in place. If restrictions remain in place throughout the fall, such as physical distancing measures and class size limitations, we expect most large classes may need to be delivered remotely.
     
  • Winter 2022: Depending on the vaccine distribution timeline, government regulations, and public health guidance, we are cautiously optimistic that on-campus activities will return to normal in the winter term.

I know this past year has been challenging, and I want to thank the Queen’s community again for all you have done to adapt to these difficult circumstances and limit the spread of COVID-19.

Updates on the 2021-22 academic year will be shared on this website as more information is available.

Mark Green
Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)