Fall Term Information

Planning is underway at Olds College for delivery of the fall semester. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is preparing for multiple delivery scenarios that will accommodate the restrictions put in place by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, while providing students with the best possible learning experience. 

As the College prepares for re-entry, the following represent the phases we are preparing for:

“The health and safety of our campus community continues to be our top priority in dealing with the Covid-19 situation,” comments Stuart Cullum, President, Olds College. “While we are eager to get our students back on campus, we will act according to the guidelines put forward by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Our faculty and staff continue to prepare our curriculum and delivery methods to ensure that our students receive excellent learning experiences, throughout the phases of our re-entry process.” 

Students will also receive email updates, as the College prepares to move into Phase two and three. A decision will be made about the delivery of the fall semester in June. 


2020 Convocation Postponed 

As part of Olds College’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result of the restrictions placed on large gatherings by the Government of Alberta, we have made the decision to combine our 2019-20 convocation ceremony (originally postponed to the fall) with our 2020-21 convocation that will take place on June 5, 2021. We look forward to celebrating your significant achievements at the 2021 ceremony. 

If you have qualified to do so, you will still graduate from your program at the end of the winter 2020 semester. See the Graduation Requirements page for more information.    


Limited Campus Operations

Following the guidelines of Alberta Health Services around social distancing, we have moved to a limited Campus operation. Only essential service employees will be working on campus, all other staff are required to work remotely. All buildings on campus are closed, with the exception of  the Olds College Brewery, which remains open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon - 6 p.m. The Learning Resource Centre also remains open, with limited access. 

All computer labs on campus are now closed. If students require access to a computer please email ITSupport@oldscollege.ca

Students or staff who require IT assistance can call 403.507.7777, email ITsupport@oldscollege.ca or fill out the Support Form for account or password issues. 

Students can access the Office of the Registrar by calling 403.556.8281 or email info@oldscollege.ca

Students can access the following Health & Wellness services through email:

Staff are reminded to check in and out with security if you are on campus. 


Updated Travel Restrictions for Staff

  

 

COVID-19 Updates: FULL DETAILS

Update 18 - May 25, 2020

Fall Term Information

Planning is underway at Olds College for delivery of the fall semester. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is preparing for multiple delivery scenarios that will accommodate the restrictions put in place by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, while providing students with the best possible learning experience. 

As the College prepares for re-entry, the following represent the phases we are preparing for:

  • Re-entry phase one: current COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, with limited to no on campus instruction. The majority of classes will continue to be offered through remote delivery. 
  • Re-entry phase two: some COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. Where possible, program delivery will return to campus in redesigned formats that accommodate social distance and safety protocols. Due to the unique nature of each of our programs, each program will be considered on an individual basis to determine the most appropriate learning environment in this phase.
  • Re-entry phase three: COVID-19 restrictions are reduced to a level where all on-campus classes resume and campus is fully open to the public. 

“The health and safety of our campus community continues to be our top priority in dealing with the Covid-19 situation,” comments Stuart Cullum, President, Olds College. “While we are eager to get our students back on campus, we will act according to the guidelines put forward by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Our faculty and staff continue to prepare our curriculum and delivery methods to ensure that our students receive excellent learning experiences, throughout the phases of our re-entry process.” 

Students will also receive email updates, as the College prepares to move into Phase two and three. A decision will be made about the delivery of the fall semester in June. 


2020 Convocation Postponed 

As part of Olds College’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result of the restrictions placed on large gatherings by the Government of Alberta, we have made the decision to combine our 2019-20 convocation ceremony (originally postponed to the fall) with our 2020-21 convocation that will take place on June 5, 2021. We look forward to celebrating your significant achievements at the 2021 ceremony. 

If you have qualified to do so, you will still graduate from your program at the end of the winter 2020 semester. See the Graduation Requirements page for more information.    


Limited Campus Operations

Following the guidelines of Alberta Health Services around social distancing, we have moved to a limited Campus operation. Only essential service employees will be working on campus, all other staff are required to work remotely. All buildings on campus are closed, with the exception of  the Olds College Brewery, which remains open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon - 6 p.m. The Learning Resource Centre also remains open, with limited access. 

All computer labs on campus are now closed. If students require access to a computer please email ITSupport@oldscollege.ca

Students or staff who require IT assistance can call 403.507.7777, email ITsupport@oldscollege.ca or fill out the Support Form for account or password issues. 

Students can access the Office of the Registrar by calling 403.556.8281 or email info@oldscollege.ca

Students can access the following Health & Wellness services through email:

Staff are reminded to check in and out with security if you are on campus. 


Updated Travel Restrictions for Staff

  

  • Olds College business related travel, outside of Canada, is not permitted for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year.

  • Olds College business related travel, outside of Alberta, is not permitted at this time.    

  • Effective May 20, any Olds College employee choosing to travel outside of Western Canada (BC, AB, SK) for personal reasons is required to self isolate for 14 days and work from home. If working from home is not approved, this period of self isolation will have to be taken as vacation days. 

  • Olds College does not classify Professional Development as essential at this time.  All non-essential Olds College related travel should be canceled.