Semester Plan Update

Dear DC Students,  

Following Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce’s announcement yesterday about the pause to the reopening of Ontario’s secondary schools, Durham College (DC) is planning to offer hybrid program delivery for its fall semester programs.

As educators across Ontario, including those at DC, prepare for a new academic year, we know it will look very different from previous years. The college is hard at work, creating a learning framework that will keep our students, employees and community safe while also continuing to offer quality education – whether that be online, in the classroom, or both.

Below is an overview of our semester planning:

Winter semester

For winter semester students who need to complete face-to-face classes to finish their courses, DC intends to have them return to classrooms, labs and work placements starting as soon as possible in July. These students will be contacted by their school office with additional information as soon as it becomes available.

Spring semester

Students in spring semester programs, who do not require face-to-face classes to finish their courses, will complete their courses remotely on August 7.

Spring semester students who are in programs that require face-to-face classes will have these courses deferred until the above winter semester students have completed their face-to-face instruction. Specific dates for in-person instruction will be shared by school offices as soon as information becomes available.

Fall semester

For the fall semester, DC intends to deliver as many programs remotely as possible if the pandemic continues to prevent us from gathering on campus.

We will deliver programming through a combination of face-to-face and remote delivery for those programs that cannot be delivered fully remotely.

Students will be contacted directly by their school office with additional information as soon as it becomes available.

Please note that these decisions are fluid and may change as a result of Public Health and government guidance and direction.

In all our decisions, DC is absolutely committed to providing our students with a high-quality, safe and supportive academic experience. Whether you begin your studies remotely or on campus, we are here for you. Our Support Services teams are here to help! 

Stay well,

Don Lovisa,
President, Durham College