Coronavirus Updates

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COVID-19 on its impact for Vanguard College

For questions, concerns or further information related to our plans for the fall, please email: 

Greetings Vanguard Community,

With the start of semester fast approaching, we want to keep you updated on what your fall experience will look like this year. Rest assured, our team remains committed to providing you with the best and safest possible experience given the current climate. Please watch this space as further updates will be released weekly. Please scroll down to the bottom and read the June 24th Update for any details not covered here. 


Please respect social distance requirements (2m) to the best of your ability. Masks are required in the hallways, washrooms, and when moving around in the classroom. Please put your mask on before entering the building. You may remove it when seated at your desk during class. We recommend following proper AHS procedures for putting them on and off How to Wear a Mask 


We have installed a new door control panel at the main entrance. You will be able to enter the facility on the first day of class, but the main entrance will remain locked after the first week. You will receive your student ID card for tap access to the building.

Chapel/Spiritual Life

We are committed to your overall spiritual development and recognize that Chapels, Gatherings, and prayer meetings have a significant and essential role in our tradition. Therefore, we want you to know that Chapels, Gatherings, and Prayer meetings will continue to happen this fall. Once a month Monday and Tuesday chapels will be replaced with a single evening chapel held at North Pointe Community Church, dates and times will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Fusion: All School Retreat

We are excited about Fusion (Fall Kick Off), being held Tuesday Sept. 8 at North Pointe Community Church (14025 167 ave NW Edmonton, AB). We will be meeting at North Pointe at 9:15am, if you are needing transportation buses will be leaving from Vanguard College at 8:45am. All students will need to register for Fusion: Click Here 

New Student Orientation

Orientation will be held on Monday Sept. 7th, 2020 at Vanguard College and all incoming students are required to attend. Orientation will be by program. Please see the email from Pastor Mikel sent on Aug. 6th for the time of your orientation. 


We will not be running our fall program retreats this year​. Program connection points may be scheduled. More information will follow. 


The Library will be available in a limited capacity to students of Vanguard College, Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. There may be a later evening or two/week added later in the term. Seating is reduced and physical distancing will be required by all studiers, regardless of relationship outside the college. Please check in at the desk as soon as you enter the library to be assigned a seat. Wear your mask in the main areas of the library. You can remove it once you are seated. Please do not change study spaces. The Library will be closed 11am-12pm Mondays & Tuesdays and 12pm-1pm Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday for cleaning. 


The BookNook will have textbooks available in a limited capacity for online purchase and in-library pickup through the Populi Bookstore. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase their books ahead of time through other means. We have ensured that the required books are listed in your courses. Please see the detailed textbook list, including suggestions of where to purchase certain titles under Academics > Fall Textbooks 2020 on the Vanguard College website. 


Lockers will not be available this semester.


We are carefully building a cleaning schedule to ensure our facility is kept clean and safe for all users. During the switchover from morning to afternoon students, the college will undergo a full cleaning of all high-touch areas and desks in each classroom. Students are expected to leave campus or find space in the Student Lounge or Library which will have staggered cleaning hour(s) scheduled. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exits, as well as in every classroom space. 


Just a reminder, We will offer the majority of our fall classes on campus with an adjusted timetable. Our timetable for the fall divides each day into morning sessions and afternoon sessions. The new schedule means most students are in class each day, either morning or afternoon. The timetable is accessible under Academics > Fall Timetable 2020 on the Vanguard College Website. 

Student Guidelines

A full document with specific details including a rapid response plan will be provided by August 25th. Please read this document thoroughly and be prepared to comply with requirements and restrictions. By attending classes at Vanguard College, you are agreeing to abide by these guidelines. 

Be advised this is subject to change, as we adhere to restrictions and guidelines from Alberta Health Services. For questions, concerns or further information related to our plans for the fall, please email:


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Vanguard College Updates

Previous Updates

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March 15th Update
March 16th Update
March 17th Update from Academics
March 18th Update
March 20th Update
March 27th Update
April 3rd Update
Graduation Update
June 15th Update (Fall 2020)
June 24th Update (Fall 2020)
July 14th Update