During the late evening of Oct. 28, 2020 the College was informed of a positive case of COVID-19 in our campus community. This is the second confirmed case of COVID-19 within the Olds College community. The impacted individual is self-isolating off-campus according to AHS guidelines. The College has enacted a deep sanitization of all rooms the individual had contact with. 

Based on information provided by Alberta Health Services, Olds College can advise:

If staff or students are identified as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, public health will contact them directly for follow up. 

The rest of the campus community are encouraged to continue to practice physical distancing, regular hand washing and wearing masks while on campus. If staff or students have not been identified as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case but develop symptoms as listed on the daily screening tool, please self-isolate at home and complete the AHS COVID-19 online assessment tool or call Health Link at 811 as soon as possible to arrange for COVID-19 testing.

We are committed to the health and safety of our campus community, we have created a COVID-19 Dashboard that includes the latest details about confirmed cases among our students, faculty and staff who are working and studying on-campus.


Winter 2021 Classes

While classes will continue to look a little different for the winter 2021 term, the Olds College team is working hard to create experiential learning opportunities for our students.

All programs have gone through an academic delivery model review to determine the most appropriate delivery method for the Winter 2021 term. Classes will be offered through:  

Emails were sent out to the majority of students on November 2 who are registered for winter 2021 classes. All emails will be sent out by Nov. 6, 2020. If you are an Olds College student and you do not receive an email by Nov. 6 about class delivery for the winter term, please email info@oldscollege.ca or call 1.800.661.6537.


Campus Operations at Olds College

All buildings on campus are now open with restricted hours to Olds College students and staff (see below). Social distancing signage and engineering controls have been put in place, along with hand sanitizer stations.

Non-medical masks or face coverings that cover the mouth and nose are mandatory for all on-campus indoor public spaces, including hallways, washrooms and other common-use spaces. While Olds College students and staff will be provided with two reusable face masks, please come prepared with your own. Students, watch your email for pick up information.

Students and staff returning to campus are required to complete the Returning to Campus Orientation, along with a one-time re-entry health screening form. Every day prior to entering campus, students and staff must complete the daily health assessment using the Olds College Alert App.

Anyone feeling unwell should stay home and call Health Link 811 or fill out the AHS COVID-19 Self Assessment tool. Any student who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition should fill out the Student Isolation Registration form.


Building Hours Effective Sept. 8


Visitors to Campus 

When possible we encourage all meetings to happen virtually. If a visitor or guest is required to come to campus they must: 


Phased Re-Entry 

Through a phased re-entry plan we expect to have more staff and faculty back on campus this fall, along with some students. 

Re-Entry - Phase 1 - (July 6, 2020 - August 23, 2020)

Re-Entry - Phase 2 - (August 24, 2020 - April 30, 2021)  

Re-Entry - Phase 3 - (TBD)

View entire COVID-19 Olds College Re-entry Guide

COVID-19 Updates: FULL DETAILS

Update 24: November 2, 2020

During the late evening of Oct. 28, 2020 the College was informed of a positive case of COVID-19 in our campus community. This is the second confirmed case of COVID-19 within the Olds College community. The impacted individual is self-isolating off-campus according to AHS guidelines. The College has enacted a deep sanitization of all rooms the individual had contact with. 

Based on information provided by Alberta Health Services, Olds College can advise:

  • Public Health officials are completing a thorough interview with the individual in order to determine who was in contact with them. 
  • The College is providing information as requested by Public Health, to assist with the contact tracing process.

If staff or students are identified as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, public health will contact them directly for follow up. 

The rest of the campus community are encouraged to continue to practice physical distancing, regular hand washing and wearing masks while on campus. If staff or students have not been identified as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case but develop symptoms as listed on the daily screening tool, please self-isolate at home and complete the AHS COVID-19 online assessment tool or call Health Link at 811 as soon as possible to arrange for COVID-19 testing.

We are committed to the health and safety of our campus community, we have created a COVID-19 Dashboard that includes the latest details about confirmed cases among our students, faculty and staff who are working and studying on-campus.


Winter 2021 Classes

While classes will continue to look a little different for the winter 2021 term, the Olds College team is working hard to create experiential learning opportunities for our students.

All programs have gone through an academic delivery model review to determine the most appropriate delivery method for the Winter 2021 term. Classes will be offered through:  

  • Remote delivery - classes and labs will be held virtually. 
  • On-Campus - classes and labs will be in-person and on-campus, while adhering to social distancing and safety protocols.
  • Remote with required/mandatory in-person, on-campus labs - classes held virtually with mandatory on-campus, in-person labs to allow for hands-on learning.  

Emails were sent out to the majority of students on November 2 who are registered for winter 2021 classes. All emails will be sent out by Nov. 6, 2020. If you are an Olds College student and you do not receive an email by Nov. 6 about class delivery for the winter term, please email info@oldscollege.ca or call 1.800.661.6537.


Campus Operations at Olds College

All buildings on campus are now open with restricted hours to Olds College students and staff (see below). Social distancing signage and engineering controls have been put in place, along with hand sanitizer stations.

Non-medical masks or face coverings that cover the mouth and nose are mandatory for all on-campus indoor public spaces, including hallways, washrooms and other common-use spaces. While Olds College students and staff will be provided with two reusable face masks, please come prepared with your own. Students, watch your email for pick up information.

Students and staff returning to campus are required to complete the Returning to Campus Orientation, along with a one-time re-entry health screening form. Every day prior to entering campus, students and staff must complete the daily health assessment using the Olds College Alert App.

Anyone feeling unwell should stay home and call Health Link 811 or fill out the AHS COVID-19 Self Assessment tool. Any student who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition should fill out the Student Isolation Registration form.


Building Hours Effective Sept. 8

  • Learning Commons: Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday noon - 5 p.m.  

  • Campus Store: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

  • Office of the Registrar: Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Health & Wellness Centre: Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

  • Elements Dining Hall: 

    • Monday to Friday: 6:30 - 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

    • Saturday and Sunday: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

  • CLC Fitness Centre:

    • Monday to Friday (by appointment only): 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    • Saturday and Sunday (by appointment only): 6 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

  • Olds College Brewery: Thursday to Saturday noon - 6 p.m. 

  • Retail Meat Store: Monday to Friday noon - 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • The Hive: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.


Visitors to Campus 

When possible we encourage all meetings to happen virtually. If a visitor or guest is required to come to campus they must: 

  • Sign in at one of the eight designated locations: 

    • Office of the Registrar,

    • Campus Security,

    • Human Resources,

    • Office of the Executive,

    • Campus Facilities,

    • Smart Agriculture Innovation Center,

    • The Development Office, or

    • The Learning Commons. 

  • Attest to completing the Alberta Health Services Self-Assessment

  • Wear a mask 


Phased Re-Entry 

Through a phased re-entry plan we expect to have more staff and faculty back on campus this fall, along with some students. 

Re-Entry - Phase 1 - (July 6, 2020 - August 23, 2020)

  • Personnel who are required to develop departmental safety procedures, implement physical changes to facilities and maintain campus hygiene. This includes Health and Safety, Print Shop, Facilities, and Caretaking staff. 
  • College Leadership Team members (and other managers) can be on campus as necessary to provide leadership to teams and support phase two preparations.
  • Limited to no on campus instruction.

Re-Entry - Phase 2 - (August 24, 2020 - April 30, 2021)  

  • The gradual return of operations and support functions to campus, including: Office of the Registrar, TLCI, Business Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Continuing Education, Development, Communications and some Health and Wellness staff. 
  • Olds College continues to encourage remote working arrangements where effective.
  • The Olds College Fall and Winter Terms will be offered predominantly in a remote learning environment with some exceptions.

Re-Entry - Phase 3 - (TBD)

  • The return of the remainder of staff and faculty as the students return for the resumption of on-campus, in-person classes.  This would include remaining Faculty, Instructional Assistants, Health & Wellness, Accessibility and Athletic staff.

View entire COVID-19 Olds College Re-entry Guide