Fleming supports the O’de Piitaanemaan Pledge

Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the focus this year is Leaving no one behind: Indigenous Peoples and the call for a new social contract. It is in that spirit that Fleming supports the Indigenous-centered O’de Piitaanemaan Pledge.

As vaccination rates progress steadily and restrictions on businesses and services begin to lift across the province, people are using the opportunity to travel again and visit popular destinations in Ontario.

With more people exploring our region, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism has launched the O’de Piitaanemaan Pledge (pronounced: Oh-da Pee-tah-na-mawn). O’de Piitaanemaan is the Ojibway word for respect, and the pledge is an invitation for residents and visitors to promise to respect the land, waterways and communities in the region.

The pledge draws on the traditional teachings of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg, and it has been created in consultation with Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation. The First Nations communities believe that since everything is connected, everyone must do their part to protect life on earth.

The Fleming community wholeheartedly supports this call to be respectful stewards of our resources and communities. Students and staff are encouraged to learn more about our shared responsibility and sign the #OdePiitaanemaanPledge.

This message is sent on behalf of President Maureen Adamson and Liz Stone, Academic Chair, Indigenous Perspectives

Important Fall 2021 information for new and returning students

Peterborough ON – (August 4, 2021) – As we move through summer and approach the Fall semester, this note provides important information to continue or begin your journey at Fleming in September.

Plans for the Fall Semester

All courses will start the week of September 7, 2021.

The Ontario government recently announced the easing of restrictions for postsecondary institutions for the Fall – that is welcome news and one we have been planning for at Fleming. We recognize that many students have already made plans and to not disrupt their preparations, we will not make any drastic changes for the Fall. Plans related to program delivery remain the same for the Fall with a mix of on-campus and hybrid classes, and many remaining online.

Specific details about your program can be found on the Program Delivery information page. You can find information related to your program, including specific details about on-campus requirement for your classes and the first day you will need to be on campus. 

It is important that all new and returning students check that link prior to the start of the Fall semester for up-to-date information regarding your program. As we continue our planning, any changes in on-campus learning, services and programming will be communicated through the Fall semester. The College will provide these updates in future communications as decisions to expand campus activities are made. We are in the midst of winter planning and further details will be provided in future communications.

We are here to support you. If you are a new or potential student with questions, please email askus@flemingcollege.ca.

Registrar information

Reminder: Fall tuition is due by Monday, August 9, 2021 for all full-time students.
To receive your timetable, your Fall semester fees must be paid in full. If you are planning to pay your tuition and ancillary fees with OSAP funding, please make sure your OSAP application is complete and all required supporting documents are submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

International students: Fall check-in and program dates

Information regarding the check-in process for programs requiring students to be on campus will be sent by August 16.

All incoming international students are required to participate in the online/remote portion of their programs as of September 7. However, some students may have different start dates for the on-campus/in-person courses. Please refer to this link for information on in-person attendance based on your program.

COVID protocols and safety

To ensure the safety of the Fleming community, safety protocols remain in place. For specific safety information, please see the COVID-19 information page or visit the myCampus portal. Please note that safety requirements could change pending further direction from provincial and regional government and health authorities. Fleming adheres to official guidelines and direction, and we will share any announcements with the Fleming community as soon as possible.

Residence

Fleming requires students living in on-campus residence facilities to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for the Fall semester and the second dose as soon as they are eligible. Any student who cannot be vaccinated on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code may request an accommodation. The mandatory vaccine policy is supported by Peterborough Public Health and supports a safe living and learning environment in residence.

Thank you for your attention to this important information. We look forward to welcoming everyone in September! 

Enjoy your summer and please take good care.

Dr. Stephanie Dimech
Vice President, Academic Experience
Chief Learning Officer

Fleming College Fall 2021 update

Peterborough ON – (July 21, 2021) – It is my pleasure to send this note as your new Vice-President, Academic Experience (VPAE) at Fleming College. As your VPAE, I am responsible for academic programming at Fleming, and it is my hope that you will have an exceptional learning experience during your studies with us. Whether you are a new or returning student, it is our intention at Fleming to welcome all students virtually and in person, always with safety in mind.

Plans for the Fall Semester

Like all of you, we are very excited by the recent announcement from the Ministry of College and Universities encouraging a return to campus this Fall, assuming that progress in vaccinations and other public health indicators continues to improve. This is very welcome news and we have been making plans for the Fall semester in anticipation of this change.

In recognition of the plans that students have already made for September, we will continue with hybrid delivery, which includes both online classes and selected classes delivered face-to-face on-campus. All courses will start the week of September 7, 2021. Specific details about your program can be found on our Program Delivery information web page. This link will provide you with details related to your program, including specific details about the first day you will be required to attend on-campus classes, if there is an on-campus requirement for your classes. All students coming to campus for any indoor activities will be required to wear a mask at all times.

It is important that all new and returning students check the link prior to the start of the Fall semester, to ensure you have the most up to date information regarding your program. Student services will continue to be fully available virtually, with a gradual return of some on-campus services during the Fall semester. As we plan for the Winter semester, we anticipate on-campus learning, services and programming to increase to very close to normal operations. The College will update students as decisions to expand campus activities are made.

All students are encouraged to check flemingcollege.ca and your Fleming email for the most current information. We are here to support you. If you are a new or potential student with questions, please email askus@flemingcollege.ca.

COVID Protocols and Safety

To ensure the safety of our Fleming community, safety protocols remain in place and for more specific safety protocol information, please see our website’s COVID-19 information page or visit your myCampus portal. Please note, that safety requirements could change pending further direction from provincial or regional health authorities and, direction from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. Fleming responds to all mandated guidelines and direction, and we will share any announcements with the Fleming community as soon as possible.

Residence

The College requires all students living in on-campus residence facilities to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for the Fall semester and the second dose as soon as they are eligible. The mandatory vaccine policy is supported by Peterborough Public Health and supports a safe living and learning environment in residence.

As we continue to plan to come together, virtually and in person for the Fall, we remain steadfast in our commitment to your safety and your learning. We look forward to welcoming everyone for the fall semester!

Enjoy your summer and please take good care,

Dr. Stephanie Dimech
Vice President, Academic Experience
Chief Learning Officer