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FAQ for Students

All Students

  • Where do I find information about completing the winter semester?
  • Will classes continue to the end of term?
    • Yes all classes will be completed as scheduled, though there will be no in-person classes scheduled. Online and alternative delivery methods will be offered.
  • How do I complete my in-class labs?
    • Information about lab completion will be sent to you by the instructor.
  • What if I have accessibility needs in completing courses online?
    • If students have accommodation needs or requests they should contact Sandra Loeppky or Stephanie Penner directly.
  • What resources and supplies do I need to complete my term?
    • Students need a computer with internet access, along with appropriate notes and books, outlined in each course syllabus.
    • Additional details for each course will be provided and communicated by individual professors.
    • Students will need access to their CMU Student Accounts. Contact IT if you need your password reset.
  • Will there be final exams?
    • In-class Examinations are cancelled for the semester. Faculty are adjusting syllabi to accommodate different forms of examination. Your instructors will be in contact with you to provide further information.
  • What is the nature of present public access into CMU?
    • The campus has been closed to the general public. All CMU students have access into academic buildings via their prox cards.
  • What facilities remain open on the CMU Campus?
    • Academic supports will be available for students either one-on-one with appropriate social distancing, or via online means.
    • Marpeck Commons, the Great Hall, and study spaces – All available to CMU students with prox card access. Students are asked to respect social distancing guidelines.
    • The CMU Library – Available to all CCMU students, staff, and faculty with prox card access. For updated library hours, see the library website.
    • CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre – Will remain open for CMU students, staff, and faculty with prox card access during regular hours, Monday to Friday.
    • Folio Café – Effective March 17, open to students, staff, and faculty with prox card access (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday)
    • Loewen Athletic Centre and fitness room – Closed until the end of term.
  • How can I get assistance in a stressful time? Are counsellors available?
    • Counselling services will still available in some cases by phone or internet. Students are encouraged to continue making counselling appointments online, and to be in direct contact with Counsellors.
  • Will Graduation still happen on Saturday, April 25?
    • CMU is committed to help all students complete their academic courses this term as scheduled.
    • Degrees will still be conferred by April 25 to all graduating students. 
    • Graduation events will not be held this spring. A celebration will be held at another time, potentially in September. 
  • Will Spring intensive courses and CSOP continue to be offered?
    • Information about spring courses and the Canadian School of Peacebuilding will be provided at a later time.
  • If I am presently completing a practicum placement, should I continue to attend? What happens if I cannot attend?
    • Further communication will be sent out no later than Tuesday, March 17 regarding completion of practica and internships.
  • What if I think I may have COVID-19?
    • Shared Health Manitoba offers an online COVID-19 screening tool. In order to determine if you should contact Health Links – Info Santé (204.788.8200, toll-free at 1.888.315.9257) or seek other medical advice, you will be asked to respond to a few questions. It's an easy survey that will tell you how to proceed based on your answers.

On Campus Students

  • Can I still live in the dormitory?
    • As of Wednesday, March 18, CMU is mandating that all Canadian dormitory students move out by Saturday, March 21. This was not an easy decision to make, but it is important for the safety of all. This requirement allows CMU to offer safe accommodation for all International and out of province students who cannot go elsewhere.
      NOTE: If you need to continue to live on campus, you must let Residence Director Charlie Peronto (cperonto@cmu.ca or text/call 204.292.3331) know by Thursday, March 19 at 5:00 PM.
    • International dormitory students will be allowed to continue to live on campus, and will be relocated to Concord Dormitory with full meal service.
    • CMU will apply a financial credit (25% of one term room and board) on the accounts of dormitory students who return to on-campus living next year.
    • If you are a Canadian dormitory student who has music lessons, juries, or ensembles that still need assessment, accommodations or alternative arrangements will be made. Please contact your instructor for further details.
    • If you are a Canadian dormitory student who is unable to return home due to extenuating circumstances, please contact Residence Director Charlie Peronto at cperonto:@:cmu.ca or text/call 204.292.3331.
    • The final date for living in residence is Sunday, April 26. If students choose to live off campus prior to that date, they are not permitted to return to the residence or dining hall.
  • Can I still live in an apartment?
    • Yes, students can choose to continue living in on-campus apartments.
    • If students choose to leave their apartment prior to end of term, no financial room and board credit or refund will be applied.
    • The final date for living in residence is Sunday, April 26. If students choose to live off campus prior to that date, they are not permitted to return to the residence or dining hall.
  • What sanitization methods will be employed in the residence?
    • An increased sanitation regimen is in place with multiple cleaning commitments daily.
    • In addition, cleaning supplies for students are available in every washroom, alongside clear directions for students to assist in their cleaning of residence and apartment washrooms.
  • If I choose to leave, can I store my belongings on campus or in my room?
    • Students cannot leave their belongings in their room. However, CMU will arrange appropriate storage facilities for student belongings after you pack up your belongings. 
  • If I live on campus, how will meals be offered?
    • Meal plans will continue to be offered in the dining hall with a maximum of 20 students in place during regular meal service times, set up to accommodate appropriate social distancing.
    • Students can choose to pick up and take meals to their rooms if they wish.
  • Can I bring outside guests into residence or apartments?
    • No, for the remainder of the term no outside guests are permitted in the residence or apartments and dining hall.
  • Are there places on campus if someone needs to be quarantined? 
    • Yes there are appropriate rooms on campus that have been reserved for quarantine purposes.
  • If a student has a positive COVID-19 test then what changes?
    • If there is a positive case on campus, CMU will reallocate housing to accommodate quarantine needs.

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