Information Update | COVID-19 Update for students from College President Maureen Adamson – March 20, 2020

This message is sent on behalf of President Maureen Adamson

Peterborough ON – (March 20, 2020) – As you are aware, Fleming College closed all campuses until further notice in an effort to reduce the number of people on campuses and minimize the transmission of COVID-19 within the (college or broader) community.

We know how important completing the semester and having access to services is for you. The College has transitioned most academic programs and student services, that were not already available online, into virtual and alternative delivery formats. Accessing programs and services in this new way will take effect on Monday, March 23 and faculty will connect with students directly.

This change is big for all of us – one that would not be possible without the tremendous spirit and collaboration of our students, faculty, staff and others. Faculty and staff have been working very hard to prepare for this transition. We recognize that it is not going to be easy for all students and all programs, and that this may be a challenging time.

Everyone at the College is committed to supporting you but it will look and feel different than what you are familiar with. We know that we will need to adjust along the way to best address needs or concerns that are identified. Your constructive feedback will be important. We will continue to evolve our programs and services to ensure you have the best opportunity to complete the semester.

These are stressful and uncertain times, but please know that you are not alone. Support services are available virtually via the phone, email or online tools, and can be found here or through the student portal

If you are feeling distressed and require immediate assistance, please reach out to https://realcampus.ca/ at 1-877-390-7325 or Good2Talk by phone 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868. Please do not hesitate to reach out for help if you need it.

All available student service supports and more information on COVID-19 can be found here and on your student portal. 

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the College will continue to make future decisions about upcoming events. Updates will continue to be provided to the College community as available. We thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we tackle this new challenge together.

Sincerely,

Maureen Adamson
President, Fleming College