COVID-19

All Updates

Nova Scotia will soon enter Phase 5 of its reopening plan after achieving a 75% full vaccination rate in the province. While that means changes in Public Health requirements off-campus, Acadia University will continue to follow its current health and safety measures on campus. As our commitment to the safety of students, faculty, staff, and the broader Wolfville community remains of paramount importance, there will be no change to our on-campus protocols at this time. We will reassess in the coming weeks.

Acadia University, the Acadia Students’ Union (ASU), and the Town of Wolfville are working together to welcome students to the start of a new, fully in-person academic year.

Many students have already started to arrive as they move into their off-campus accommodations, and Acadia’s Orientation Week will commence this week as residence students arrive over the weekend. The first day of classes will be September 8.

Throughout the challenges of this global pandemic, the three parties to the MOU between the University, Students’ Union, and the Town have collaborated to ensure the entire community has stayed safe as the University has maintained in-person operations. This unique partnership, combined with the willingness of everyone to do their part, kept our community safe last year and will do so again for the upcoming academic year.

I hope you are getting excited about coming to Acadia University as we near the start of the new academic year. Thank you for choosing us, and thank you for your resilience and determination not to allow the pandemic to derail your university education goals.

Following discussion with other members of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS), Acadia University announces that student-athletes and associated staff who travel with the teams will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in varsity sports competitions in the upcoming academic year.

It is finally here. Acadia Rapid Testing Clinic will be opening for the first time tomorrow August 23. This clinic is available to Acadia campus members only, including faculty, staff, students, and all Sodexo and Chartwells employees. It is completely voluntary, no appointment necessary, and you will receive your results through text message, within 30 minutes.

To best protect the health and safety of our campus community, Acadia University asks that you respond to the following community-wide survey.

Dear Acadia campus community members,
Recent messages from federal and provincial public health officials have been encouraging and clear – the COVID-19 vaccine will allow us to be together safely sooner.

I am pleased to report that Acadia has recently approved a vaccination policy for students and employees. While vaccination is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended, and we are striving to reach a fully vaccinated campus community status.

This past fifteen months have been exceptional in so many ways. Many employees have been working remotely, some have worked both on and off campus as required and others have been on campus day after day throughout the pandemic. Thanks to your dedication and ingenuity, together, we provided the best possible experience for Acadia’s students in challenging conditions. My thanks go out to you for all you have done during these very difficult times.

Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced recently, that current public health restrictions will remain in place across Nova Scotia until at least the second week of June.

Acadia University is therefore extending our measures until at least the second week of June to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.