King's plans for resumption of near-normal operations for fall term 2021
While some enhanced health and safety measures are likely to remain in place at the start of term, in-person delivery of courses and extra-curricular opportunities will resume in most cases.
Student-professor connections, robust supports, high quality teaching, and community activity are hallmarks of a student experience at King’s. These opportunities are best experienced in-person and on-campus. As such, The King’s University is pleased to confirm its intent to return to regular operations for the start of Fall Term this September.
“Based on recently updated government vaccination timelines and directive received from the Ministry of Advanced Education, it is looking increasingly probable that students will be able to enjoy a safe return to community this September,” states King’s President, Dr. Melanie Humphreys. “Our goal as an institution will be to strive for near-normal experiences wherever possible. I can’t wait to see more students and colleagues on campus! Learning happens best through relationship and community.”
While some enhanced health and safety measures are likely to remain in place at the start of term, in-person delivery of courses and extra-curricular opportunities will resume in most cases. The university is planning to open all campus residences and food services and will reserve many residence units especially for 2nd year students who missed out on a classic first-year experience this past year.
A hybrid course delivery model is being prepared should it be needed, however students should plan to attend each of their classes, labs, and exams in person next year. “We don’t know for sure what the future holds, but there is good reason to be optimistic for a better year ahead. We will be prepared for online instruction, if it is required, but are hoping and expecting that 2021-22 will provide far more opportunities for normal activity. On-campus experiences will always respect public health guidelines.” Course registrations for new students will open at the beginning of May.
The university will continue to share additional information as it becomes available in the coming months.