May 4, 2021

New COVID-19 restrictions - all in-person classes and labs moving online

COVID-19 cases have once again reached a critical peak in Alberta. On May 4, the Alberta government announced a number of new and mandatory restrictions in place for regions with high case rates, including Edmonton. These restrictions take effect on May 5, and will be in place for at least three weeks.

Here is how the latest restrictions will affect students at NorQuest:


  • Effective immediately, all in-person classes and labs are cancelled and will shift to online delivery. Please stay at home and log into Moodle for more information. If you are unable to access Moodle, please email your course instructor.
  • NorQuest students in clinical placements will continue in person unless directed otherwise by the placement facility.

Virtual support is available

If you have been on campus and feel unwell within 14 days, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to the virus and are being tested, email and provide the requested information. These resources are designed to help keep NorQuest students safe.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and resilience during these challenging times. Please remember – we all have a part to play in stopping the advance of COVID-19. We will be sure to keep you updated as situations change.

April 28, 2021

What to expect for our Fall 2021 term

Students, we know it’s been a challenging year, to say the least. Thank you for your cooperation, and congratulations on your dedication to learning at NorQuest College. We are pleased to share news of our plans for the Fall 2021 term. Here’s what you can expect at NorQuest in September:

  • A return to in-person learning options for all faculties and programs.

  • All student services resuming in-person services.

  • All areas of the college being regularly cleaned and disinfected.

  • Extra hand sanitizer and sanitation stations across campus.

We are very excited to have our students return to campus this fall! The Government of Alberta is pushing forward with an immunization program and limiting the spread of the virus across the province with extra health measures. NorQuest will continue to ensure that our college campus is safe for students. We encourage all students to get vaccinated when you are eligible and keep yourselves safe in the coming months.

You will receive more details about your program, classes, and labs in the future. Providing our students with a great learning experience is always a priority for NorQuest. We are also dedicated to keeping our students safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As always, the situation may change as we receive guidance from the Government of Alberta. We will do our best to keep you informed and provide more details about the Fall 2021 term. We look forward to seeing you all on campus this September!

March 19, 2021

Fall 2021 term update

We’re so excited about a return to in-person learning! There’s a lot of work ahead, but we’re doing our best to ensure NorQuest is ready to bring students back safely when the time is right. We expect to learn more over the coming weeks and months about any restrictions for in-person learning in the Fall. This past year, NorQuest has grown our ability to deliver programming through our digital and online learning model. We know that balancing online with in-person instruction provides an exceptional educational experience for our students. We are prepared for flexible delivery and can’t wait to see more eager learners on campus come Fall.

Learn more about the Government of Alberta’s plans for Fall.

Looking for past updates? Visit our COVID-19 archives.

Frequently asked questions

NorQuest College is taking measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep employees and the community safe and healthy. These frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be updated as the situation changes.