March 31, 2020 - 2:30 pm
From the Camosun College COVID-19 Response Coordination Team
The safety and well-being of the Camosun community remains the priority of the college. Your patience during this time of uncertainty is greatly appreciated. Camosun’s employees are working to find new ways to ensure you continue to have access to the course information, programs and supports that are important to you.
Camosun wants to be sure you can continue your learning journey as best as possible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The bulk of our normal course offerings will be available over the summer semester using online learning and alternative delivery methodologies.
If permitted by the Provincial Health Officer, classes listed in Camlink with a physical location (i.e. Lansdowne, Interurban etc) will come back together in person to complete applied activities, labs, group projects, and other activities that normally happen on campus. Please make note of the ‘Meeting Information’ for each section to ensure that the day and time works for your schedule. Courses listed with a location of ‘online’ will remain fully online.
Students in some programs that require group activities such as labs or practicums may be contacted by program staff with further information.
If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate school office.
Trades intakes in May and June
For students enrolled in trades or apprenticeship programming, the school is finalizing customized solutions for each upcoming section or intake. The school will communicate directly with students by mid-April.
Camosun campus update
Students are not encouraged to come on campus at this time. It is important to follow the direction of the Provincial Health Officer around physical distancing and avoid close contact with others.
With the move to remote delivery of instruction and services, the need for campus buildings to be open has been reduced.
Effective Monday, March 30, campus hours of operation are 8am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday, after which occupants will be asked to leave and buildings will be locked. On weekends, all buildings will be locked unless there is previously scheduled activity. Generally, larger buildings, which tend to have daytime occupancy, will remain open during the day but many unused interior spaces will be locked including classrooms and speciality spaces
Information Technology Services
As a reminder, technology requests are still available to students and employees through email and telephone 250-370-3064. The walk-up support centres on campus remain closed.
The Camosun Express shuttle service has wrapped up for the semester due to low ridership numbers. This includes the campus-to-campus shuttle and the West Shore commuter service.
Reminder: student services
Camosun student services are available by email, phone and other modes of delivery following the transition from in-person delivery. The latest information on how to access various student services is available at camosun.ca/studentservices.
Please keep watching the Camosun website for the most current information and regularly updated FAQs: camosun.ca/covid19.
COVID-19 Safety Plan
The most current copy of the college’s COVID-19 Safety Plan is available here.
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- World Health Organization
- Travel & Tourism Canada
- COVID-19 Stigma Guide
- Ministry of Health BC COVID-19 symptom self-assessment tool
- How COVID-19 is affecting IRCC
- For non-health related COVID-19 questions (e.g. supports, programs, etc):