SLC to Deliver Academic Programs in Alternate Ways

April 2, 2020
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – St. Lawrence College is providing its students the opportunity to complete the winter semester through alternate delivery, which includes online learning and digital simulations, along with collaborating using conference and digital platforms.


In-person classes were suspended earlier this month when the Cornwall campus was closed to support measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. College staff and faculty are working remotely and the academic division has created an alternate method of program delivery. As of Monday, March 23 classes have resumed via alternate delivery.  Off-campus delivery will remain in effect to the end of the current term and through the next (spring/summer) semester.

“As we continue to adjust to the current circumstances, we are keeping our students and their success in sharp focus,” says Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College. “Ensuring we do everything possible to help our current students succeed in finishing the year, graduating from programs, while ensuring incoming students have an optimal experience demonstrates how we are living our SLC values.”


Programs running between May and August 2020 will take place via alternate (off-campus, virtual) delivery. A return to in-person, on-campus program delivery will not occur throughout the spring and summer months. Programs occurring throughout the spring and summer months will only consist of returning students or new students taking programs that were already being offered online.


Traditional spring 2020 convocation ceremonies will not be taking place as planned. The college will still celebrate the achievements of its graduating classes, and plans are being worked on now for how that will take place.

Student Services

St. Lawrence College  has transitioned to offering student services online, to ensure students have continual access to mental health supports, counselling, and academic advising to name a few of the available resources. Additionally, the college IT and HR teams have adapted hours and service models to better serve distance and remote means of connectivity for students and staff. Some critical dates for winter semester have been extended, and information is being summarized on the SLC website, organized for students and employees for ease and speed of finding information.

While college campuses are closed to students, modified services remain available to students remotely.  These services include:

  • Counselling or Accessibility Services (Academic Accommodations)
  • Academic Support and Tutoring
  • Access our library website, including online Library Chat
  • Access to learning resources and Student Success Facilitators
  • IT resources and support
  • Support from the International Office
  • Indigenous Support Services
  • Remote Career Services
  • Financial Aid / OSAP support
  • Campus Health Centre support

Student Mental Health Supports

COVID-19 can cause stress for anyone. Students who need help or are in crisis should contact or by phone at 613-933-6080, ext. 2709.  Good2Talk remains open 24/7 to support all students. Call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868.

About St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 99,000 alumni.

SLC campuses in Cornwall, Brockville, and Kingston are closed to students, the general public, and employees, with the exception of people providing essential services for the foreseeable future..

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