(Updated June 30, 2020)
Thank you for considering Horizon College & Seminary!
We know these are unpredictable and in many cases uncomfortable times, and we want to assure you that if you are feeling called to pursue a Christian leadership education this fall, then we are here for you!
As a registered college in the province of Saskatchewan, we are continually adjusting as the province moves through the various phases of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan under direction of the Ministry of Health and the Chief Health Officer.
You probably have many questions about the fall, so we will answer them the best we can with the most up-to-date information we have.
Here’s what we can say so far:
Will there be on-campus classes in September?
We are pleased to announce that we have now received the necessary protocols and guidelines that will enable us to host classes onsite this fall. We are completing our safety plan to ensure all students and staff are safe onsite, and we are also offering all of our courses as an online option as well. However you choose to join us, we look forward to seeing you this fall!
Does Horizon provide living accommodations? (And should I move to Saskatoon to study?)
Horizon does not have a dorm. Instead, we are working with college alumni Nathan and Melanie Cressman of Cressman Realty and Property Management to provide student housing within easy walking distance of our new campus, which will open in January 2021.
Accommodations are available first-come, first served, so students wanting to secure housing for study in Saskatoon should apply as soon as possible. See our website here.
Will Horizon be offering online classes this fall?
In addition to on-campus study, Horizon has been offering many of our classes online for years, and we’ll continue to do so this fall. Horizon’s online formats include live-stream, video on demand, and online directed study. See our distance education page here. This fall, we are also partnering with churches to offer learning hubs where students can gather and learn at a local church that broadcasts in Horizon classes. You can listen to our students Tyrone and Josue talk about their hub experience here.
It’s also worth hearing that when COVID-19 forced us to transition fully online this Spring, our students reported 100% satisfaction with the quality of instruction that they received online. We have great students, for sure! And we have great faculty committed to the quality of your online learning experience.
What about the Global Discipleship Certificate program?
This Spring, Horizon was thrilled to announce our 8-month Global Discipleship Certificate that partners with Multiply to combine studies at Horizon and a cross-cultural mission experience.
The travel portion of the Global Discipleship Certificate program is not slated until March 2021, so it is too soon to say what international travel restrictions will be at that time. We will make a decision regarding the travel portion of the program on October 15, 2020. If travel restrictions stay in place, students enrolled in the Certificate will have the option to either 1) migrate their courses into a different Certificate program and graduate in April 2021, or 2) complete their Horizon courses and participate in the travel portion of the program the following year and graduate with the Global Certificate then. Either way, we won’t let your studies go to waste!
When are you moving into your new building?
In case you haven’t heard, Horizon is moving into a brand-new building! It is currently under construction and we are on schedule to move in by Christmas. We will operate from the new facility in January. Check out our Facebook page for up-to-date pictures on the progress!
Although these are uncertain times, we believe God uses such times to challenge and refine his people. We are committed to the ministry God has laid upon us, and we would love to welcome you to study with us this fall. Listen to a message from our president here, and stay tuned for further updates!
Jeromey Martini, President