St. Lawrence College cancels in-person exams as Omicron expands across region

As COVID-19 cases skyrocket in the region, St. Lawrence College announced that it would have all final exams written through an “alternate delivery” method. This comes just one day after Queen’s University announced that it would postpone its in-person exams with immediate effect.

“In response to public health policy and rapidly evolving conditions in our community … final exams are shifting to an alternate delivery, while smaller in-person lab tests will take place on campus as planned.” SLC wrote in a press release.

The College added that “alternative delivery” can be achieved in a number of different ways. Exams can be taken through take-home exams or exams not taken at the same time, and students will receive details on how and when final exams will be delivered through their learning management system, Blackboard.

In the future, all buildings will remain open, but will remain closed to the general public.

“SLC remains committed to supporting students to complete their fall term successfully while following the direction and guidance of public health,” said the College.

Resources and information are available at your website, where SLC has outlined its processes to access the campus, as well as its mask and vaccination policy.

“While our students have adhered to public health guidelines and our campus community operates in line with provincial frameworks, this adjustment to alternate delivery for end-of-term exams is a precaution that we gladly take as community partners.” .

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