As COVID-19 cases skyrocket in the region, St. Lawrence College announced that it would have all final exams written through a method of “alternative delivery.” This comes just a day after Queen’s University announced that it would be postponing its in-person exams effective immediately.
“In response to public health policy and rapidly evolving conditions in our community… final exams are shifting to alternative delivery, while smaller in-person lab tests will proceed on campus as planned,” wrote SLC in a press release.
The College added that ‘alternative delivery’ can be accomplished in a number of different ways. Exams can be done through take-home exams, or exams that are not occurring at the same time, and students will receive details on how and when final exams are being delivered via their learning management system, Blackboard.
Going forward all buildings will remain open but will continue to be closed to the general public.
“SLC remains committed to supporting students in completing their fall term successfully while following the direction and guidance of public health,” the College said.
Resources and information are available on its website, where SLC has outlined its processes for accessing campus, as well as its mask and vaccination policy.
“While our students have been respectful of Public Health guidelines, and our campus community is operating aligned with provincial frameworks, this adjustment to alternative delivery for end-of-term exams is a precaution we gladly take as community partners.”