Winter 2020 Semester
Winter 2020 Semester
Due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Centennial College opted to close its campuses during the Winter 2020 Semester, taking a one-week break before shifting to learning at a distance, and extending the semester to compensate. On this page, you’ll find information relating to Winter Semester course grading, textbook rentals, tuition and more.
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Winter 2020 FAQs
Based on the principles of public safety Centennial College has suspended clinical and onsite unpaid field placements. Labs, field and clinical placements, and all or part of unpaid internships have moved to teaching at a distance where feasible. In programs where labs, placements or unpaid internships cannot not be facilitated through alternative/distance models, we have extended the Winter 2020 semester and will extend the Summer 2020 semester as needed to allow students to complete these components at a later date.
Students are not required to complete the work experience component of their program while public health directives are in place and students may complete placement requirements at a later date. However, students may opt to complete their placement requirements at sites currently deemed as essential workplaces (that are willing to accept the student) either onsite, following appropriate health and safety protocols, or remotely. Students who voluntarily accept such placements will be asked to read and sign a Student Informed Consent form in order ensure that they understand their rights and the potential health and safety risks. Similarly, employers and/or placement hosts will be required to complete an Employer/Placement Health and Safety Site Checklist. We’ve also created two resources for students on a work placement - Working from Home During COVID-19 and Safety Tips for Working During COVID-19.
All online courses in Part-time Learning will continue as scheduled. While on-campus, face-to-face classes are suspended, all online courses (OntarioLearn) are ongoing and will continue as originally planned. This includes full-time students registered in a part-time online course.
Students who rented textbooks should check their myCentennial email for a message from Follett with instructions on how to return rented books. The deadline to return books without penalty was May 8. To return rental textbooks, students need to contact their campus bookstore to request a shipping label that will allow them to return their textbooks without paying for shipping. Can’t find the email? Click here for the pdf document.
Students who originally rented textbooks online have the option of extending the rental or purchasing the book online via the Rentals page. This option is not available to students who originally rented textbooks in a campus store.
No, online buyback is not currently available in Canadian college bookstores. Please wait until the campus bookstores reopen.
You are paying tuition fees for a quality education and we will continue to deliver that quality through Teaching at a Distance and online learning, so tuition will not be discounted or refunded. Our faculty, with the support of their colleagues at the College, have transformed their learning materials and created digital content that you can access remotely. We have also transitioned our student services, including counselling, to allow us to continue supporting your success via phone, email and video conferencing.
The College will continue to support your success, no matter how long the Declaration of Emergency lasts, and remain committed to helping you as you complete your Centennial College program. We are monitoring official public health and government directives as we develop our plans for delivering fall 2020 semester programs. Keep in mind; our plans will be flexible to allow us to adjust for sudden changes or resurgence of COVID-19. Rest assured, every option balances your health and safety with your academic success.
You are paying tuition fees for a quality education with specific learning outcomes over the entire semester. You can be certain that we will continue to deliver programs to ensure these learning outcomes are met through online learning and Teaching at a Distance for the duration of the summer semester, so tuition will not be refunded.
Your professors have transformed their learning materials and established a variety of ways for you to engage digitally through technology. Student services have also migrated to virtual formats that you can access from the comfort of your home. Rest assured, we are committed to supporting you in completing a successful semester.
We encourage you to continue with your studies. Consider this: withdrawing from your program at this point would have consequences such as academic penalties and loss of fees, and possibly change your eligibility for OSAP, sponsorships and eligibility for intercollegiate sports. You have paid for a quality education and we will continue to deliver that quality during the Teaching at a Distance period from March 23 to the end of the semester. Your professors have transformed their learning materials and established a variety of ways for you to engage digitally through technology. If you have any concerns, we encourage you to reach out to your faculty or to a member of our student services team. By now, you would have received a Semester Recover Plan that outlines our commitment to supporting you in completing your semester. Visit Student Success Resources for important contact information.