Moncton – The winter term for 2022 is underway at Crandall University, and the students, faculty, and staff have returned from Christmas break to new realities in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to ensure a safe and healthy experience for the entire community, temporary changes were announced for the start of term, primarily a move to online delivery. As a result, the Crandall team has been busy preparing students for the start of the winter semester.
The Switch to Online
The start of a new semester is a busy period for academic institutions, and this year is no exception. Since learning that the semester would commence online due to a recommendation from the University’s COVID-19 Advisory Group, faculty and staff have been hard at work ensuring that previously scheduled events could continue in a virtual capacity.
Online classes are expected to continue for the first two weeks, with the situation to be reevaluated during that time.
Return to Residence
The University welcomed students back to Colburne House residence on January 9, with protocols in place to help ensure the health and safety of the students.
The semester’s virtual events kicked off on January 5th with orientation sessions for Crandall’s international graduate students. With international students joining virtually, these sessions spanned three days in order to provide those who are new to Crandall and to Canada with the information and resources needed to succeed.
New undergraduate students also attended a virtual orientation session which was held on January 10. In both cases, students were introduced to key members of the Crandall team, provided guidance for important next steps for getting settled into university life, and made aware of the various support systems available to them.
As classes resumed this past week, Crandall also saw the start of several programs, including the beginning of the first Cohort of the Saturday Option Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Technical Education students on January 8. This notable first day of classes was followed by the start of International Graduate Programs on the 10th, and then undergraduate classes on the 11th.
A new cohort of Crandall’s Degree Completion Programs, including the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management and Bachelor of Organizational Management will follow later this month, beginning on the 25th.
Crandall is also on track to launch an online-only version its popular Master of Management program this March; the online delivery will allow more students both locally and globally to advance their careers with a graduate level education. The program, which consists of nine courses, is designed to be flexible to help accommodate a working professional’s busy lifestyle.
All in all, while the start of the winter semester has come under different circumstances than hoped, we are confident that it will be yet another productive term full of education, friendship, and growth for everyone in the Crandall community.