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2021 Holiday Season Campus Access Updates & Covid Safety Reminders

Unless otherwise listed, all Algoma University facilities, administrative and faculty offices in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins will be closed for the holiday season at the end of the business day today (4:30pm). 

Although some facilities will reopen on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, all students are encouraged to review the Winter Semester COVID-10 Information Update circulated earlier this week.

Winter 2022 classes commence on Monday, January 10, 2022. Reminder – all courses will be delivered virtually until January 30, 2022.

Additional campus scheduling notes during the holiday period are outlined below:

Sault Ste Marie Campus:

Arthur A. Wishart Library

  • December 24, 2021- January 3, 2022: CLOSED
  • January 4 – 7, 2022: Virtual services only
  • Reopening Monday, Jan 10, 2022: OPEN 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM

George Leach Centre (GLC)

  • December 24, 2021: OPEN 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • December 25, 2021: CLOSED
  • December 26,2021:OPEN 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • December 31, 2021: OPEN 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • January 1, 2022: CLOSED
  • For more information about GLC hours of operation, click here.

Bookstore

  • Monday to Thursday, OPEN 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM until December 23, 2021
  • December 24th, 2021 to January 3rd, 2022: CLOSED
  • Reopens Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Morningstar Cafeteria

  • December 22-23, 2021: OPEN 11 AM – 3 PM
  • December 24, 2021, to January 3rd, 2022: CLOSED
  • Reopens January 4, 2022, at 9:00 AM
    • NOTE – Tim Hortons to reopen when in-person course delivery resumes

Student Success Central 

  • December 24, 2021- January 3, 2022:  CLOSED
  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022: OPEN 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM (Virtual)
  • Wellness resources remain available 24/7; full details are below.

Information Technology

  • December 24 – December 27, 2021: CLOSED
  • December 28, 2021: OPEN 12 PM to 4 PM (Virtual)
  • December 29, 2021: OPEN 12 PM to 4 PM (Virtual)
  • December 30, 2021:  OPEN 12 PM to 4 PM(Virtual)
  • January 2, 2022:  OPEN 12 PM to 4 PM (Virtual)

To connect with an IT Service Desk team member, call 705-949-2301 x 4450 or (888) 902-7866 during the hours listed above or start a chat session. On the IT Support portal page via servicedesk.algomau.ca, search our solutions for self-serve options or submit an incident or service request.

Computer Labs

  • Computer Lab access will stop on Tuesday, December 23, 2021 at
    4:00 PM and resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 9:00 AM.

Mail Service

  • University mail services will stop on Thursday, December 23 at 3:00 pm and resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Security 

  • SSM Campus security is available at all times (705-949-2301, ext. 4444) during the holiday period.  

Brampton Campus:

  • December 24, 2021- January 3, 2022:  CLOSED
  • Virtual IT and Student Success services as noted above

Timmins Campus:

  • December 20 – December 23: OPEN  7 AM –  6 PM
    • Cafeteria CLOSED from December 20, 2021 – January 7, 2022
  • December 24: OPEN 7 AM-  4 PM
  • Virtual IT and Student Success services as noted above
  • The Northern College campus will be closed from December 25, 2021 until January 4, 2022.

Student Success and Wellness Supports (all campuses):

We know the pandemic has caused challenges for many so please continue to support one another.

As an AU student you have unlimited access to counselling*, Life Coaching and support resources through our Homewood Health™ Student Assistance Program (SAP):

  • To access support 24/7, 365 days of the year call 1-800-663-1142. Indicate that you are an AU student and provide your student number.  If you are in crisis, immediate support is available. *Support is available in 150 languages.

Additional resources that are available to you include:

  • Talk Campus (24/ 7 peer support) Get instant support for your mental health any time of day and night through the TalkCampus app. 
  • IM Well (24/7 counselling) This APP offers live chat 24/7 with access to counseling support in over 180 languages.  It’s safe and confidential.
  • Good 2 Talk 24/7 Student Helpline (1-866-925-5454)  Confidential Post-Secondary Student Helpline. It operates 24/7. You can call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868.

We thank you for your continued adherence to all COVID-19 related measures currently in place. Our collective efforts continue to make a difference.

Should you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19, specific to Algoma University, please email covid@algomau.ca 

For ongoing updates, please visit Algoma U’s dedicated COVID-19 page

Wishing you a Safe, Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

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