Campus Reopens with Enhanced Safety Measures (Updated)

After 18 months of remote work and program delivery, the doors of St. Stephen’s College are slowly beginning to reopen again to our students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.

Beginning September 20, 2021, the St. Stephen’s College building will be open every Tuesday and Thursday. The College building will be closed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with staff and faculty working remotely. College business hours continue as normal (Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm).

To support our campus reopening, St. Stephen’s is implementing enhanced COVID-19 safety measures that are designed to promote safer work and educational spaces for our students, staff, faculty, and volunteers. These include:

The College’s reopening coincides with that of the broader University of Alberta campus. On August 16, many university services again opened to the wider community, including access to the university libraries.

Like many organizations, our plan for returning to campus is unfolding in stages. Though the College building is now re-opened Tuesdays and Thursdays, the majority of St. Stephen’s courses continue to be delivered online until January 2022. Student advising can be conducted either in person or online. Many College meetings will continue online for the Fall.

We anticipate that campus life will slowly but steadily pick up over the Fall semester, and we are excited to again have live, in-person interactions among our community.

Note: this story was originally posted on September 14, 2021. Due to the impact of public health measures introduced on September 15, this story was revised on September 20.