Sheridan planning for full return in Fall 2022
Sheridan is preparing for a vibrant on-campus experience for the upcoming Fall 2022 semester, with most of our campus services and activities returning to pre-pandemic levels. We look forward to welcoming back our students and resuming many of the campus life activities that were placed on hold due to public health measures. At this time, the expectation is that 98% of Fall 2022 programming will offer at least some in-person experience.
Highlights for the Fall 2022 semester include the opening of our brand-new Student Centre at the Hazel McCallion Campus, which features a new gym and workout space, dedicated student space for clubs, studying and gathering, and new on-campus dining options. We are also thrilled to welcome students back to refreshed and upgraded Student Centres at the Trafalgar and Davis campuses.
Sheridan’s Student Union and student support teams across all three campuses are excited to offer many more on-campus activities while continuing to provide opportunities to connect with students in-person and virtually.
As we have throughout the pandemic, we will continue to focus on our shared responsibility to maintain the health and safety of our community. We work in partnership with our public health and provincial partners to determine the extent to which our on-campus health and safety measures will remain in place for the Fall semester. Further information will be provided as September approaches.
Supporting International Students
Sheridan remains committed to maximizing each student’s experience, helping them achieve their full potential and empowering them to flourish in a rapidly-changing world. This includes a robust system of support for our international learners. As travel restrictions and visa processing times are reduced, we look forward to welcoming international students this fall – many of whom have been studying at Sheridan from their home countries. As more students prepare to return to classes, Sheridan has partnered with two leading off-campus housing organizations to provide students with more safe and affordable housing options, and educate them about their rights and responsibilities as tenants.
In the community of Brampton, home to Sheridan’s Davis Campus, we continue to work with our government and community partners to help Brampton become a best practice leader in supporting international students through systemic change. A key deliverable of this work is a summit planned for later this summer.
Resources for students living on and off-campus
The Sheridan College Residence is excited to welcome students back to a return of campus life and community this Fall. Residence applications are open at all campuses – for more information or to apply on-line, visit sheridanresidence.ca. In-person and virtual campus tours are being offered and can be booked in advance: Visit Sheridan.
For students planning to live within the community, Sheridan’s Off Campus Housing page has a wealth of resources, including our new Be a Good Neighbour Guide and tips on finding a place to stay, and checklists for first-time renters.
Sheridan has partnered with Places4Students.com, an established provider of off-campus housing solutions, to engage more local landlords and connect them directly with students looking for housing through a simplified listing process.
The college has also partnered with Canada Homestay Network (CHN) to offer a unique all-inclusive housing option for our students. CHN hosts – who are carefully screened and now receive special health and safety training – are committed to including the student in meaningful family time including meals, conversations, and excursions.
Sheridan recognizes that the return to the “new normal” will evoke different emotions amongst our students, and some learners may need additional support as they navigate the return to in-person learning. Along with a robust Health Resources page on our website that outlines our health and safety supports, students also have access to an online wellness hub that offers culturally appropriate mental health resources, opportunities to meet like-minded peers, and a list of wellness events and programs to stay engaged and healthy.
We anticipate that students and their families will have questions as we share more plans for Fall 2022, and our teams will share more information as our planning progresses.
We will be adding new updates about campus access protocols, in-person and remote student supports to our refreshed Return to Campus pages as we get closer to welcoming students back for Fall 2022.
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