St. Peter's College is proud to announce that as of November 18th, 2020, no COVID-19 cases have been identified in any on-campus or off-campus staff, students, faculty, board members, community groups approved for on-site access, or other stakeholders group.
Fall Term classes begin Thursday, September 3, 2020.
Winter Term classes begin Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
- All in-person classes are hosted in classrooms with layouts designed to meet or exceed the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) guidelines
- Our return to campus plan follows all SHA guidelines and was submitted for their review process
- PPE such as sanitizer, masks, gloves, and so forth are provided and available for all students, staff, instructors and visitors
- Cleaning has been greatly expanded throughout the College to meet or exceed SHA guidelines
- Students uncomfortable or unable to return to Campus are able to successfully complete their classes through remote-learning as per our Hybrid model
- Student Services are available to help with any physical or mental health concerns you may have
- Mask use is mandatory when on-campus
- Further details are available through our handbook
It is possible for currently accepted Winter 2021 students to change their campus to St. Peter's College, but it is not possible for new applications to begin in Fall 2020 at St. Peter's College; they must enrol for Winter 2021 instead. The deadline for this is December 15th, 2020.
- Class sizes remain small, with most classes ranging between 10 - 20 students.
- St. Peter's College continues to offer their usual services and environment where students can successfully complete their classes
- The Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) provides regular skill-building sessions that are tailored to each individual's needs
- Students uncomfortable or unable to return to Campus are able to partially or fully complete their classes through remote-learning as per our hybrid model
- Student Services frequently works with students, instructors, St. Peter's College administration, and St. Peter's Abbey to identify and address areas of concern
- The college has expanded its technological capacity and is offering more wireless access points; a second computer lab; and additional projector, microphone, and video capacities for class delivery and recording
- Academic or mental health advising is available at a moment's notice through phone, email, video conferencing, and in-person
- Private or group study rooms are available for booking through the front office
- The college offers students the opportunity to print on-site at no additional cost
- Office hours are available in-person or through video conferencing apps
- The student success handbook contains many additional tips, tricks, and helpful information
St. Peter's College offers at least one-year of full-time programming for all direct-entry USask colleges. Some students are able to complete up to two-years of studies at St. Peter's College. Contact our advisors to learn how long you can benefit from the learning environment at St. Peter's College.
A full list of programs can be found on our website.
- All those entering campus will have to successfully complete screening questions and to stay home if they are unable to complete the screening questions as part of our tracking and tracing initiative
- Students and instructors will practice physical distancing in class
- There will be little group-work this year
- Students must sign-in upon entering the building as part of our tracking and tracking initiative
- Attendance will be taken at all classes as part of our tracking and tracing initiative
- Students will now have more physical space as part of their workstation in their classroom
- Instructors are offering the opportunity to successfully complete your classes through in-person or remote methods
- There will be PPE and cleaning supplies in your classrooms and throughout the college to allow further disinfecting and protection
- There will be no guest lecturers until further notice unless a substitute instructor is necessary
- If unable to attend classes in-person, you can keep up-to-date through the remote sections of class
- The University of Saskatchewan is rolling out Canvas for 2020-21; some of your classes may utilize this software instead of Blackboard
- Student Services will be following up with all students, whether in-person or remote, to build personalized education plans if necessary
- Attend all lectures and labs whether in-person or remote
- Stay on-task! Put the phone and computer away when not in use
- Keep note of your physical and mental health
- Don't cram! Complete your readings, assignments, and studying in-advance whenever possible
- Reach out to your instructors and/or Student Services at the first sign of concern
- Take advantage of your instructor's office hours, whether in-person or virtually
- Attend relevant Academic of Excellence (ACE) sessions regularly
- Follow the tips, tricks, and helpful information in the student success handbook
Yes, the residence will be open to students interested in staying on-site. The residence is currently at capacity as of Fall 2020 and a residence room will only be available if:
- A current resident student moves out in December 2020
- The Saskatchewan Health Authority and St. Peter's College adjust their COVID-19 guidelines
Move-in day is Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st by appointment only.
Winter 2021 move-in dates are by appointment and set on a case-by-case basis.
Please note that for the time being, masks are being required by students and guests when being served food.
- Student Services are available through phone, email, video conferencing, or in-person to provide supports to mental health
- St. Peter's College is a member of Healthy Campus Saskatchewan, an organization that focuses on monitoring and improving mental health within Saskatchewan post-secondary institutes
- Student Services will be regularly reaching out to students and instructors as part of wellness checks
- As a University of Saskatchewan student, you are eligible to contact Student Affairs and Outreach
- You are eligible to attend The Inquiring Mind, a free 4-hour workshop for USask students
- Helpline posters are displayed in every classroom of the College for student use
- Mental Health information pamphlets are available in the student lounge
- If you are concerned about a student, call us at 306 682 7888.
- If you are in crisis now, please call 911 or any of the appropriate numbers on our helplines posters
No, the fitness facilities are reserved for full-time students and staff only.
The fitness centre is open as of November 16th so long as the Saskatchewan Health Authority permits the opening of private gymnasiums.
COVID-19 Rules and Regulations
St. Peter's College is currently meeting or exceeding all post-secondary education guidelines presented by the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Return to Campus plan was submitted for the review process to the Government of Saskatchewan.
The College will continue to adjust its handbook and rules & regulations as guidelines change.
Yes, all visitors are required to use a mask while on campus. The full details can be seen on our website.
Residence students are required to wear a mask when being served food.
This policy is subject to change by the College, or if masks are mandated by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
If you are travelling inter-provincially you are not required to self-isolate for 14 days upon your return, though self-isolating and self-monitoring are recommended and testing is available by calling 811.
All persons seeking to enter the college must follow the guidelines listed on page 1 of the handbook at all times.
If you are travelling internationally, you must self-isolate and self-monitor for at least 14 days upon your arrival to Canada.
In the event a student needs to self-isolate, they will be able to complete their classes remotely. It is recommended that students reach out to their instructors and Student Services to help with this transition, as each self-isolation incident will be dealt with as a case-by-case basis.
It is recommended that the student self-isolate at their home where they are most comfortable, though if absolutely necessary, St. Peter's College and St. Peter's Abbey has prepared resources to help the accommodation process for those who are temporarily or permanently unable to return home.
If you are sick or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, you must self-isolate.
If you have any concerns about having COVID-19 or requiring a test for it, you must not enter St. Peter's College and return home immediately. You should call 811 or talk to your family physician and follow their medical advice.
- All students, staff, instructors, and other visitors to the College are required to complete a screening check
- Tracking and tracing measures include a screening check, a sign-in upon entry (including contact information), access cards for all students, classroom attendance, required room bookings, event attendance and registration, and more
- All guests and members of the public are required to phone ahead to discuss entry procedures
- All in-person classes are hosted in classrooms with layouts designed to meet or exceed a 6-foot (2m) physical distancing requirement when seated
- Another computer lab has been developed to further ensure our students have the ability to safely access resources for their education
- A new classroom has been created in an area of 2100 sq. ft to accommodate our largest classes
- Every table being utilized is 6 ft. long
- All students, staff, and faculty have or will undergo training designed around safety protocols
- All staff, students, and instructors are being provided with reusable cloth masks, as well as single-use surgical masks
- Our return to campus plan follows all SHA guidelines and was submitted for the review process
- PPE such as sanitizer, masks, gloves, and so forth are provided for all persons on-campus
- Cleaning has been greatly expanded throughout the College; all classes will be held in regularly cleaned and disinfected classrooms. All rooms will clearly indicate when they were last cleaned and disinfected
- A total of 65* hand sanitizing stations have been ordered or installed throughout the College
- Nearly 200* disinfectant spray bottles dispersed throughout the classrooms, computer labs, student lounge, library, residence and more.
- Students uncomfortable or unable to return to campus are able to successfully complete their classes through remote-learning as per our Hybrid model
- The College has a leadership team to review and respond to changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Guests to the College are being required to call in-advance and follow additional health and safety measures
- Temperature checkers are on-site for when needed or requested
- Plexiglass has been installed at our front entrance
- Our main entrance is a touch-less entry point
- Students are able to arrive at campus without the use of public transportation; ample free parking is available for all
- Further details are available through our handbook
* as of November 18, 2020.