Dear Students, Staff, Faculty, and members of the ACTS Community,
After many months of anticipation, patience and prayer, we’re excited to share the prospect of welcoming you back in person to campus this fall. We celebrate this long-awaited news, with the acknowledgment that careful preparation will be essential to a safe return to in-person learning.
What will the return to campus entail? First and foremost, we are committed to following all provincial public health guidelines and recommendations. The British Columbia health authorities have forecasted a return to face-to-face learning environments this fall without requirements of social distancing or face masks, provided the rate of vaccination continues to increase and cases of COVID-19 continue to decrease. In other words, it is likely that on-campus classes will resemble the learning environment prior to COVID-19. Students can now register for these face-to-face classes in the fall.
While returning to in-person education is exciting, this return will require a period of transition. Your in-person course experience may not be exactly as it was before COVID-19. We also recognize that not everyone will be able to attend in-person classes. Some students may choose to study entirely online, and some students may be unable to attend in person or will not yet feel comfortable returning to campus. For these reasons, we plan to ensure all in-person courses are available in remote-access formats as well, so as to best accommodate all students.
Trinity Western University has posted a comprehensive update regarding preparations for a safe return to face-to-face learning this fall for both the Langley and Richmond campuses. I would encourage you to refer to this page as it is updated for the latest information, as well as British Columbia’s Return-to-Campus Primer. You can also reach out to me or your enrolment advisor with any additional questions.
I will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. I hope you are excited for this new season, and look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Grace and peace,