Mar 20, 2020

Thank you for your efforts as the college has transitioned to online teaching. We hope that you take some time away from your studies this weekend to virtually reconnect with family and friends near and far.

Today we have some new resources and a few academic updates that you should know about: 

Update your personal information 

Update your email, address, and phone number in the Student Information System The College needs your most up-to-date information to inform you of news such as scholarships and bursaries.

Course Withdraw  

From March 21 – April 3, 2020, students will be able to withdraw from courses for the spring semester on the Student Information System. A withdrawal grade for the course will be added to your student record and will not impact your Grade Point Average. No refund will be provided for withdrawals.

 

If you do decide to withdraw from courses for the spring semester, please ensure this will not impact your student status.

 

If you are a band funded or band sponsored student, please contact indigenous@langara.ca, if you are on student loans, please contact finaid@langara.ca to ensure you are aware of the implications of withdrawal.  

If you are an international student, please be aware that a withdrawal may have an impact on your Post Graduate Work Permit eligibility. We strongly urge you to contact your International Student Coordinator prior to withdrawing from your classes or contact international@langara.ca.  

 

Final exams 

Our faculty is working on alternative exam delivery and assessment formats to support social distancing. More information about finals will be coming from your instructors soon. 

 

We understand that many students not from the Lower Mainland wish to return home or have been asked by their country’s governments to return home. While plans are still being finalized for April exams, accommodations will be made for students to complete their assessments remotely where required. Please inform your instructors if you will be leaving Vancouver. 

 

Free access to digital course materials 

From today until April 30, 2020, students can sign into the VitalSource Bookshelf app using their Langara email address and can view course materials from participating publishers for free. More information for students who need assistance accessing Texts.

 

Langara Counselling Department 

The Counselling office is unavailable for face-to-face service, but you can connect with a Counsellor or Advising Assistant for support via phone, email or a secure online platform (Zoom). Please email counselling@langara.ca or call 604.323.5221 and leave your name, student ID, and a brief summary of what you would like assistance with. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Visit our website for more resources. 

 

Community Cupboard and Food Banks 

Langara Community Cupboard provides one week’s worth of non-perishable food items per student per week. Students can access the Community Cupboard through The Hub (A140) Monday to Friday, between 11:00 am–1:00 pm. In addition, we have a list of Food Banks on our website. 

 

What's available on campus? 

The College is open, but many services have moved online. See the Latest Updates section of the Langara’s COVID site for the most current information about campus.  

  • Parking on campus is now free. For those who take transit to campus, please note that buses are now loaded at the back door rather than the front. 

  • Printing and photocopying on campus are now free for students. 

  • Labs, special-purpose classrooms, and computer labs are open during regular hours. 

  • RBC on campus is closed.   

If you spend time on campus, don’t forget that good social distancing means maintaining distance from others – the BC Centre for Disease Control recommends two meters (or six feet) which is two arms lengths. Let’s give each other a safe distance while we learn and study together.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at covidquestions@langara.ca. 

Please note the publish date of this webpage. Check our Latest Updates page as new information is released throughout the week.