New and returning Sheridan students are now being notified of their program modes of delivery for the Winter 2022 term. These modes of delivery include hybrid (a combination of virtual and in-person classes), virtual, or flexible, whereby students can choose to complete their courses in a remote or hybrid mode.
For Winter 2022, approximately 80% of programs (college-wide average) will have some in-person delivery depending on student choice and 20% will be virtual only – the highest number of in-person learners since the start of the global pandemic.
Program decisions were led by Sheridan’s academic teams, who sought to determine the best possible mix of remote and hybrid programming across the Faculties that upholds academic rigour and enriches the learning experience, while taking every opportunity to increase in-person experiences safely.
Sheridan’s planning for Winter 2022 continues to be guided by a set of principles to ensure clarity and consistency, and to integrate contingency measures that will allow the college to shift plans if required by public health regulations. The program delivery modes also reflect updated public health regulations that will allow the college to further ease capacity and distancing restrictions in the coming term.
Full vaccination against COVID-19 will continue to be mandatory for anyone accessing campus for the Winter 2022 term.
With increased rates of vaccination, lower rates of infection and greater immunity, Sheridan looks forward to supporting even more in-person student life in Winter 2022, as conditions allow.
While directives from regional public health offices continue to evolve, Sheridan anticipates that all students will continue to have access to labs and studios, learning commons, cafeterias, athletic facilities, designated group and individual study spaces, and more. The Office of the Registrar Assessment Centres will also be open for in-person support in addition to continuing remote service.
No matter the mode of delivery, Sheridan remains committed to immerse its students in meaningful learning experiences to keep them engaged, supported, and connected. These include a full complement of virtual supports like counselling, career and academic advising, library resources, assistance with assignments and citation, tutoring, and Sheridan’s signature Well Series – highly interactive workshops and virtual events tailored for new students transitioning into postsecondary life, as well as academic success supports embedded in first-year courses and virtual communities.