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Remote learning to continue for 2021 Winter Term

The following letter by Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green was sent to all students at Queen’s University confirming that the majority of Winter Term courses will be delivered remotely. A similar letter has also been sent to faculty and staff.

To Queen’s University Students:

I hope you are settling into your classes and adjusting to learning in these extraordinary circumstances. I would like to update you on the status of plans for the 2021 Winter Term.

With some exceptions, most courses will continue to be delivered remotely in the 2021 Winter Term. A small number of on-campus academic activities will be held based on the need for some students to access specialized facilities, such as labs or clinical settings, and to ensure all students can meet the academic requirements of their programs.

Your faculty or school will be in touch with you to confirm course delivery details for your program once plans are finalized. Information on the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) operations will be shared as soon as possible.

To adjust the current Winter Term timetable and provide classrooms for the small number of academic activities that will occur on-campus, access to your Winter Term course enrolments will be suspended during the period of Sept. 23 through Nov. 8, 2020.  Access to SOLUS will reopen on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, to allow you to view time and room changes to Winter Term classes and make academic adjustments to your Winter Term class schedule.]

I realize the decision not to expand our on-campus academic activities in the Winter term will be disappointing to some students. Keeping students, instructors, and staff safe is always our first priority, and regardless of the class delivery format, the university remains committed to ensuring all students receive an equitable and robust learning experience.  

Programs and services to support your academic progression and personal well-being continue to be available, including academic advising, library services, and wellness support. Please reach out to your instructors or to one of the many support resources available to you if you need assistance.

Residences will be communicating in the coming weeks to all first-year students who have indicated an interest in a ‘winter term only’ residence space. Spaces will be prioritized for students with new or increasing on-campus academic activities.

Updated information will continue to be posted on the Queen’s COVID-19 website.

- Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green