2022: Full in-person experience for students and campus for fall 2022
Beginning in September, St. Thomas University will provide students with in-person experience in all aspects of university life – teaching, learning, academic and personal support, residence, clubs, societies, theater and athletics.
As the New Brunswick government has lifted restrictions, the university is planning in-person classes and a traditional campus experience for the academic year that begins Sept. 7.
“STU’s well-deserved reputation has been built on small classes taught in an intimate community environment. Our students, faculty and staff know each other and work together, inside and outside the classroom. We look forward to returning to this on-campus experience given how beneficial it is to our students,” said Dawn Russell, President and Vice-Chancellor of St. Thomas University.
Russell noted that the benefits of the traditional in-person university environment are clear.
“Compared to their Canadian counterparts, STU students consistently report greater gains in critical thinking, communication, and problem solving, rate STU faculty significantly higher for effective teaching, and find an environment more favorable campus. We know this is due to the quality of our faculty and our small classes where students and professors approach the curriculum and course materials together.
Russell added that students will continue to enjoy the benefits of technology which will be strategically combined with student services and courses.
“Students appreciated the ability to access services in person and online. STU will therefore continue to offer them its range of services in a flexible manner. This includes student success, career development, coaching, tutoring, advising, writing, advising, and accessibility services,” she said.
STU offers a significant proportion of intersessional courses and online summer sessions from May to August. Starting this fall, a small selection of courses will be available online.