March 20, 2020 — Campus Update on Buildings and Services


Thank you to our campus community as we respond to the fast-moving recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We provide this update to assist you as we work through these challenges together.

Below is a summary of our latest measures (Follow our COVID-19 Information Website, which will be updated later today with these changes.):

Access Restrictions to Buildings

All campus buildings will be locked 24/7 effective 5 p.m. today, March 20, 2020. Most of us need to remain at home to flatten the curve.

The following buildings will have restricted access:

  • University Hall (University Avenue entrance)
  • Safety and Security Office (Highland Avenue entrance)
  • K.C. Irving Environmental Science Building (students require swipe access)
  • Wheelock Dining Hall (for students remaining in residence and employees whose duties require them to be on-site).
  • Beveridge Arts Centre, Technology Services (Main Street entrance. Hardware repair only by appointment.)

Employees with existing after-hours access on their swipe cards will continue to have their access. All others will need to contact direct supervisors to determine their needs.

Signage is posted at all building main entrances to explain the closure and provide contact phone numbers if access is needed.

Services Continuing on Campus

  • Physical Plant
  • Safety and Security
  • Residence Life
  • Access Control (Call or email. No drop-in service)
  • Dining Services (Wheelock Hall with reduced hours 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.)
  • Acadia Post Office continues its regular operations with modifications. (Call or email. No drop-in service.)
  • Registrar’s Office will have some staff on rotation for appointment-only service. (Call or email. No drop-in service.)
  • Printshop (Email requests. No drop-in service). Pick up will be arranged at Acadia’s Post Office.
  • Switchboard will provide automatic options for connection to departments.

Impact on Students in Residence

  • Nova Scotia, PEI, and New Brunswick students are required to move home by Sunday, March 22, 2020.
  • Support for students who must remain in residence will continue. They have been advised to follow social distancing measures and avoid group gatherings of any size.

Reminder to Employees and Unit Heads

  • As much as possible, unit operations are continuing as our employees work from home.
  • Please ensure departmental voicemail reflects new operational models.
  • Employees should also update personal voicemail and out-of-office messages.
  • Please refer to the HUB Work from Home article to update your voicemail and help your transition to work from home.

If you have information essential for a broad audience, please send it to the COVID-19 email address (in question and answer form), so the information website can be updated.


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