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Learn about Sheridan’s response to COVID-19 and our safety plans for limited in-person activity this fall. Please review our Fall Experience FAQs for additional student resources and supports.

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Fall 2020 COVID-19 Update & FAQ'S

28 Aug 2020

This page is an additional resource for Continuing and Professional students at Sheridan for information regarding our response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. As the situation is rapidly evolving, please check back frequently for updates and new information. 

Please refer to the main page for Sheridan Fall Updates, including Health and Safety policies and protocols. 


Fall 2020 COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are classes being held for the Fall 2020 semester? 

Most of our courses for Fall 2020 term will continue to be held either online or virtually. On-campus learning is being reserved for those courses or programs where hands-on learning is imperative.  

  • What is the difference between online and virtual classes?  

Online classes (also known as ‘self-paced’ or ‘asynchronous’ learning) means that the student can access the course materials at a time and location of their convenience. Virtual classes (also known as ‘live’ or ‘synchronous’ leaning) means the student will need to commit to attending the class on the designated dates and times, through a video conferencing application.  Instructors are present in both class modalities.

  • For on-campus classes, what health and safety measures will be put in place? 

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and surrounding communities are of utmost importance. In order to protect you, our health and safety plan includes: 

    • Determining the flow of people through campus to avoid congestion 
    • Reusable masks for students and employees 
    • Implementing a schedule for enhanced cleaning and disinfection 
    • Limiting the use of shared objects and enforce a plan for cleaning between uses
    • Installing signage that promotes measures to protect oneself and others
    • Implementing capacity limits
    • Creating well-defined plans for safety within and beyond the classroom, studios, laboratories, and open spaces 
  • For on-campus classes, what am I required to bring? 

All CAPS students will now be required to obtain a OneCard. The card will also have a sticker indicating that you are taking a course on campus in the fall term. You will not be permitted access to campus or your class without this card. Further information will be provided imminently, including where and when you will receive the card.  


  • What if I do not feel satisfied with the quality of learning in the alternate formats? 
If you do not feel satisfied with the quality of your education during the Fall 2020 semester, you will be able to withdraw without academic penalty and receive a full refund, including the deposit, until October 9.