Services on Campus
Services on Campus
There will be limited food services available on campus. All cafeteria venues, The Local Café and Restaurant, and the CCSAI Union Grill remain closed for the time being. Vending machines offering an assortment of drinks and snacks remain available. An increased cleaning schedule will ensure that vending machines are disinfected on a frequent basis. Signage will be posted urging those who purchase from vending machines to clean their hands before and after touching the machine. Common area microwaves will also be available for use, with sufficient sanitizing wipes and signage nearby.
All cafeteria common areas remain closed to help reduce gatherings. If you choose to have a meal or snack while on campus, ensure that you follow proper hand hygiene before and after you eat. Wear your mask/face covering until you are ready to eat, and replace it when you are finished.
- Staff are encouraged to eat their lunches at their desk area where possible. Always practice physical distancing whether you eat at your desk or in a break room. Avoid facing one another. Space out or remove chairs and tables in break areas to enable 6 feet between diners. Wipe all surfaces, including the table, refrigerator handle, coffee machine, etc. Practice hand hygiene before and after you eat.
- Students are encouraged to stay on campus only for the duration of their labs. If a student has more than one lab and needs to eat a meal or snack, they should practice proper hand hygiene before and after eating to reduce the potential transmission of germs.
Due to COVID-19, all Bookstore retail spaces remain closed to in-person shopping. Textbooks, supplies, materials and Centennial branded clothing remain available for online purchase. Bookstore staff are available to answer questions by phone from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information about purchasing books online, and to access your campus’ online Bookstore, visit here. After you place an order online, it will be promptly picked, packaged and mailed to your address.
All Library facilities and common Learning Centre areas remain closed. Students and staff will have access to a variety of innovative virtual service delivery programs. Virtual Library services include eBooks, electronic resources, email/phone services, online technology support for basic College software, Library research information guides, The Learning Portal, and other e-resources such as videos, articles, and simulations organized by subject and resource type. Virtual Learning Centre services include email/phone assistance and tutoring services such as free peer tutoring, tutor-led learning circles, math drop-in, math learning strategies and academic study skills/learning strategies. Learn more about these resources here.
The College continues to offer Chromebooks on loan to support remote learning activities. As there is a limited number of devices, they are loaned only after students have exhausted all other options for obtaining a device. Unfortunately, we cannot ship devices outside Canada. Students who require a device to support their learning from a distance activities should email: email@example.com. To learn more about the Chromebook loan program, read our Frequently Asked Questions.
To support the health and safety of our campus community, our Athletics and Recreation facilities at all campuses remain closed until further notice.
All on-campus CCSAI operations will remain closed, including the Athletic and Wellness Centre at Progress Campus, all Student Centres, facilities and food services. CCSAI currently offers online events and services only. Access to CCSAI space is limited to Facilities Maintenance and some on-site office employees. Special exceptions to access the facilities may be approved for scenarios where required for lab recovery activities; instructions will be communicated on a case-by-case basis to the appropriate persons.
Centennial College Child Care centres at Progress Campus and East York will be open as of July 2, 2020, with strict adherence to the Ministry of Education guidelines. Once open, the Child Care Centres will conduct their own pre-screening process as stated by Ministry guidelines, with support from the College.
The Centennial Place Residence at Progress Campus remains open to students electing to live on campus, but all large Centennial Place gatherings and events are postponed for the time being. Where possible, virtual programming will be offered. Common areas such as lounges, kitchens and gyms are closed, and residents cannot have guests on the premises. Physical distancing measures such as signage, floor markings, and barriers have been set-up throughout the facility to ensure a safe distance for all stakeholders. Increased cleaning schedules have also been implemented to ensure high touch points are consistently disinfected. Employees who are not essential to maintaining limited on-site operations will support the Residence through remote work.
The Event Centre will be closed for all internal and external events until at least January 2021.
Student and Registrar services will continue to be offered virtually as there will be no in-person operations at The Hub. Employees will be located near the defined entrance points at each campus to answer questions and concerns relating to labs. To access important virtual student services and support, please refer to the COVID-19 Student Information Centre.
Day lockers will be available for students who are returning for lab recovery to store their belongings. These lockers will be marked with stickers identifying them as day lockers.
Designated prayer rooms will be available at each of our campuses, in accordance with physical distancing guidelines and protocols. Please note that for health and safety reasons, you must bring your own prayer mat(s).
Prayer Rooms at Each Campus:
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