Important information for students regarding changes to semester resulting from interruption at St. John's campus.
CITL has confirmed that ALL online courses will be impacted by the extension of the semester. This applies to all online courses, including those originating from Grenfell Campus. This is to ensure students who are in Grenfell online courses, but reside in areas affected by the SOE are not disadvantaged, as well as the fact that CITL offices were closed and staff were unable to carry out work related to invigilated assessments. It is important to follow-up with your instructor so that you fully understand the revised schedule for your specific courses. Below are some FAQs provided by CITL:
Q: How are online courses impacted by the extended semester?
A: Online courses from all campuses (whether originating from St. John's or Grenfell campus) will follow a revised schedule that accommodates Memorial University's extension of the winter semester. Online courses will use Monday, Jan. 27, as the start of Week 3 (three). Students are encouraged to confirm this schedule with their instructors for each course. View the entire revised weekly calendar for online courses.
Q: What is the online weekly calendar?
A: The online weekly calendar is a tool that helps CITL facilitate the administration of online courses for instructors and students. Administration includes maintaining course sites in Brightspace, and organizing and invigilating mid-term examinations.
Q: How does the extended semester affect exams and assignment deadlines in online courses?
A: CITL has revised the weekly calendar for online courses to accommodate the extended semester; as a result, exams and assignments will stay in the same week with the adjusted dates. Students are encouraged to confirm their schedules with the instructors for each course.
Q: If my online course does not have invigilated mid-term or final exams, do I still follow the revised schedule?
A: If your online course does not have any invigilated mid-term or final exams, it is up to the instructor whether the course will follow the original or revised schedule. Students are encouraged to confirm their schedules with the instructors for each course.
Summary of dates for Grenfell Campus vs SJ campus and ONLINE
The lecture and exam period at Grenfell will follow the original schedule
|Semester event||Grenfell Campus dates||SJ campus and ONLINE dates|
|Last day to add courses||Monday, January 20||Tuesday, January 28*|
|Last day to drop courses with 100% refund||Tuesday, January 28||Tuesday, January 28|
|Last day to drop courses with 50% refund||Tuesday, February 4||Tuesday, February 4|
|Last day to drop courses with 25% refund||Tuesday, February 11||Tuesday, February 11|
|Last day to drop courses without academic prejudice||Tuesday, March 10||Tuesday, March 10|
|Lecture period ends (last day of class)||Friday, April 3||Thursday, April 9|
|Final exams begin||Wednesday, April 8||Monday, April 13|
|Final exams end||Saturday, April 18||Tuesday, April 21|
|Release of final grades||Saturday, April 25||Saturday, April 25|
*the last day to add online courses originating from Grenfell Campus was January 20.
Many students taking on-campus Grenfell courses are also registered in online courses. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our registrar.
The Registrar's Office at Grenfell participates in every stage of a student’s progress from prospective student to graduate.
Working with St. John’s Campus and the Marine Institute, Grenfell’s Registrar's Office:
- Ensures academic regulations and policies are interpreted accurately and adapted as required
- Provides accurate and timely information to the University community and the general public
- Initiates programs and policies to improve student success
- Maintains the principles of transparency and equality in all interactions with stakeholders
- Respects Access to Information and Protection of Privacy legislation
- Administers recruitment, retention, academic advising, registration, class scheduling, examinations and academic appeals at Grenfell Campus.
You can access the Memorial University of Newfoundland's Academic Calendar here.
You can access the Memorial University Diary of important dates here.
Frequently asked questions: