On the heels of the Thanksgiving long-weekend, we have much to celebrate and to be thankful for. This fall semester, as a result of your careful efforts and all of the safety protocols in place, Tyndale has been able to provide in-class learning and extra-curricular activities. No outbreaks have been experienced. Thank you for all you are doing to take care of each other and ensure the safety of everyone.
As we look ahead to the Winter 2022 semester, Tyndale University continues its commitment to the safety of the entire Tyndale community and will continue to follow the directives of public health officials.
The Winter 2022 semester will look very similar to the fall semester. Here is what you can expect:
- A variety of in-class courses will be available.
- Every undergraduate and seminary course that will be taught in-person will also be synchronous/livestreamed. Students will choose one format and stick with it. However, if during the semester a student attending in-person needs to self-isolate due to exhibiting COVID–19 symptoms or exposure, they will be able to continue via livestream.
- We are prioritizing the allocation of classroom space for larger in-person classes. We are able to do this while adhering to safe capacity limits.
- Some courses will only be offered asynchronously.
- Some programs may have academic plans that are unique. Specific plans for the BEd, DMin, MDiv Church in the City and Canadian Chinese School of Theology courses will be communicated by the program directors.
- In the event that the City of Toronto or Province of Ontario orders a change to public health regulations mandating a campus shut-down, course delivery methods will adjust accordingly.
Tyndale’s residence will remain open. There may be possibility of increasing capacity of residence for the Winter semester. A special bursary has been created for those needing assistance with the additional cost of a single room. Please contact Financial Aid to explore funding options.
Vaccinations and Rapid Screening Protocol
In compliance with the Government of Ontario requirements, proof of vaccination or documentation to request a medical or non-medical exemption must be submitted in order to access campus.
Tyndale University will continue its Rapid Screening Protocol. Students, faculty and staff who will be on campus will be required to complete a rapid antigen screening two times per week on a regular schedule.
More information about vaccinations, exemptions and where to find the educational resources, the rapid antigen screening protocol and necessary forms can be found on Tyndale’s document repository.
The Tyndale Experience
When students describe Tyndale University, something that is unanimously referenced is the community experience. Particularly, the relationships that are formed over conversations, meals together and other student gatherings such as intramurals and House competitions. Students also reference access to faculty and the personal interest they take in these interactions. We anticipate these opportunities will continue to increase on campus this winter. Where some interactions may not be possible, due to a mix of in-person and remote learning taking place, technology will continue to support these Tyndale experiences.