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2020 Holiday Season Campus Access Updates and COVID Safety Reminders

Unless otherwise noted, all Algoma University facilities, administrative and faculty offices in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins will be closed for the holiday season as of 4:30 PM on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.  

Facilities will re-open at 8:30 AM on Monday, January 4, 2021. 

Classes commence for the Winter 2021 term on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Further campus scheduling notes and COVID safety reminders are outlined below:

Campus Access Information:

Sault Ste Marie Campus:

Arthur A. Wishart Library

  • December 24, 2020- January 3, 2021:  CLOSED
  • Reopening for regular hours January 4, 2021

George Leach Centre (GLC)

  • December 24, 2020: OPEN 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • December 25, 2020: CLOSED
  • December 26, 2020: CLOSED
  • December 31, 2020: OPEN 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • January 1, 2020: CLOSED
  • For more information about GLC hours of operation, click here.

Bookstore

  • December 21, 2020 –  December 23, 2020: OPEN 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • December 24, 2020 – January 3, 2021: CLOSED
  • January 4, 2021: OPEN 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Monday – Friday)

Note: hours are subject to change due to construction projects 

Student Success Central 

  • December 24, 2020- January 4, 2021: CLOSED
  • Access to student wellness services:
    • Download the I.M.Well app 24/7 free access to online mental health supports in 150 languages
    • Physician services are closed and will resume on Jan. 5, 2021. Email doctor@algomau.ca to book an appointment for the new year. For more immediate concerns students in Ontario can call Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 and a registered nurse can provide general health information and advice.  For emergencies call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department
    • For additional resources visit the Health Services website 

Information Technology

  • December 24 – December 29 2020: CLOSED
  • December 30, 2020: OPEN 1 PM to 4 PM 
  • December 31, 2020: OPEN 1 PM to 4 PM
  • January 2, 2021: OPEN 1 PM to 4 PM
  • January 3, 2021: OPEN 1 PM to 4 PM


To connect with an IT Service Desk team member, call 705-949-2301 x 4450 or (888) 902-7866 during the hours listed above or start a chat session. On the IT Support portal page via servicedesk.algomau.ca, search our solutions for self serve options or submit an incident or service request.

Computer Labs

  • Computer Lab access will stop on Tuesday, December 23 at 4:00 PM and resume on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 9:00 AM.

Mail Service

  • University mail services will stop on Tuesday, December 23 and resume on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Security 

  • Campus security is available at all times (705-949-2301, ext. 4444) during the holiday period.  

Brampton Campus:

  • As per Memo circulated December 10, 2020

Timmins Campus:

  • December 21, 2020- December 24, 2020: OPEN 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • December 24, 2020- January 4, 2021: CLOSED
  • January 4, 2021- January 8, 2021: OPEN 7:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • January 11 onward: OPEN 7:00 AM- 10:00 PM

COVID SAFETY REMINDERS:

We thank you for your continued adherence to all COVID safety measures. Our collective efforts will continue to make a difference.

If you need to speak to someone about your well-being during the holiday closure, the following services are available for you. 

Remember to limit travel – stay local, stay safe and find virtual ways to celebrate this holiday season.

Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy Holiday Season!

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