Letter from the Principal:
Following the very positive survey response indicating that almost all of our students are keen to return to College as soon as possible, much planning has occurred over recent weeks to be able to reopen the College. We are now able to announce the timeframe for our residents to return.
As part of the Commitment Guarantee that each resident has signed at the time of enrolment, the College is committed to providing every Undergraduate resident with a 20-week Semester 2 collegiate experience. In consideration of the health and well-being of students and staff, the College Council has approved the deliberately staged return of all residents in compliance with the Government guidelines and health advice.
The University of Sydney’s unexpected decision to revise the Semester 2 timetable has also necessitated a revision to the College calendar, with consideration of the alternate timetables at other institutions. The College Council can now announce the Semester 2 dates will be as follows:
Semester 2 2020 Dates
UTS, ACU and Notre Dame: 12 July 2020 – 28 November 2020
USYD and UNSW: 1 August 2020 – 19 December 2020
This timetable will allow all USYD, UTS, ACU and Notre Dame residents the ability to return to College prior to academic classes commencing and further announcements will be made shortly regarding a pre-semester program between 1-23 August. UNSW will return mid-trimester and 6 weeks before examinations.
In addition, the Principal will consider requests for early return or late departure by application, and the standard early arrival/late departure charges will apply outside of the above dates.
COVID-19 Relief Fund
The College received 25 applications for financial relief by the 31 May application deadline. Council wishes to express its thanks to the families, staff and Alumni Society who have generously supported this Fund.
We will continue to provide weekly updates in the lead-up to a return to College.