Message to Campus - campus closed until May 12

To the Acadia University community,

Acadia University is taking the following steps as part of a province-wide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Effective at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28 until at least May 12:

  • All classes and labs will move to remote delivery only until at least May 12. Faculty will work with students to determine how they will continue their studies during this period.

  • All employees who can work from home are required to do so. No one should be on campus who is not deemed essential as on-campus support. Please contact your supervisor directly if you have questions.

Only research activity required to maintain health and safety and provide animal care is permitted on campus during this period. Please check with the deans for clarification.

The Vaughan Memorial Library will continue remote service but close for drop-off and pick-up until April 30. The library will reassess and update the campus later this week.

Campus facilities, including the Athletics Complex, will be closed until further notice. The Woodland Trails will remain open. Exceptions are in place for delivery services and those picking up students.

We know this is a stressful time for our community and our province. Many things are outside anyone’s control, which naturally raises lots of questions. We will be regularly updating our COVID-19 information website to address concerns.

Nova Scotia Public Health provides guidelines on COVID-19 symptoms and testing. The website includes exposure site notices and tips to stay healthy and prevent the spread of viruses, including handwashing and staying home when you are sick. Please refer to this information, and if you feel ill, seek help by doing a self-assessment on the 811 website.

As before, we will work together to ensure that Acadia plays its part in following the new restrictions across the province announced today, April 27, by Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, to stop the spread of COVID-19.

We will provide updates as the situation develops and any further changes to the restrictions or the projected end date of the lockdown period.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work through this situation.

Together, we can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants – and together, we will overcome this third wave as we did the first two. Stay home and stay well.


Dr. Peter Ricketts
President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Dale Keefe
Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Mr. Chris Callbeck
Vice-President, Administration and Finance, CFO

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