COVID-19 Updates: FULL DETAILS

Update 5: March 16, 2020

Classes Canceled March 16-20, 2020

All classes remain suspended from March 16-20, 2020. Classes will resume Monday, March 23 in an online or alternate format. More details will be provided to students from instructors and deans as they become available.  

For your health and safety we continue to recommend you:

  • wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and use hand sanitizer
  • maintain social distance (at least 1 metre distance between yourself and others)
  • avoid touching your face

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, stay home and call Health Link 811 or use the new COVID-19 self assessment tool.


Campus Housing

Students are permitted to begin moving out of residence effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  A refund for early withdrawal from residence will be applied without penalty. Please allow 6 - 8 weeks for processing time. Students withdrawing from residence will also be removed from the meal plan without penalty. Please fill out the Move Out Notice.

Please note, at this time, students are not required to leave campus housing. If you are planning on staying in campus housing, please fill out the Staying in Residence form. Given how quickly the COVID-19 situation is evolving, students should  investigate alternative housing options in order to be prepared should the situation change. At this time, food services on campus will continue to be available in Elements Dining Hall with reduced hours.


Services on Campus

Olds College campuses will remain open. However, there will be some changes to service, including: 

  • Effective today the Crossing, the Hive and Tim Hortons on campus are closed.
  • CLC Fitness Centre will be closed as of Tuesday, March 17. 
  • Elements Dining Hall will have reduced hours. Effective Tuesday March 17, the dining hall will be open from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m. and 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. daily. 
  • Riding arenas and gymnasiums are closed for activities.