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Planning for 2021-22 academic year

Planning for the 2021-22 year at Queen’s is underway, and the university looks 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. With COVID-19 expected to still be active in the fall, flexible options may still be required as appropriate.

Fall 2021: As part of the hope to be back to some degree of normalcy by fall, the university is 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, Queen’s expects most large classes may need to be delivered remotely.

Winter 2022: Depending on the vaccine distribution timeline, government regulations, and public health guidance, Queen’s is 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,” says Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green.

Updates on the 2021-22 academic year will be shared on the COVID-19 website as more information is available.