Collège de l'Île considers opening Summerside campus, closing Wellington campus

November 15, 2021
Collège de l'Île has announced that it is considering closing its Wellington campus and opening one in Summerside in order to be closer to more amenities in a more urban environment. Collège de l'Île President Donald DesRoches said that students are facing challenges finding housing and jobs in Wellington, and that the Charlottetown campus is at capacity. DesRoches said that the college is considering a rental or new build in Summerside, which has a growing Francophone population and is a popular choice in student surveys. “If we were to have a full campus in Summerside, that would allow all of the students to participate,” said DesRoches. “It is a much more dynamic environment when you have all of the students together in one space where they’re learning, they’re sharing.” CBC (PE)