COVID-19

All Updates

Dear Acadia Colleagues,

Thank you for your patience as Acadia continues to study options for the start of the fall term. I hope you are all keeping well and healthy as we continue to work under these extraordinary conditions. I understand that you are keen to know what approach Acadia will take and assure you we will make a formal announcement soon. In the interim, I hope an indication of our preferred path forward will give you some context as you undertake your planning for the start of the new academic year.

Dear Acadia Students,

Whether you are planning on attending Acadia for the first time in September or returning to Acadia to continue your studies, I understand that you are keen to know what approach Acadia will take for the fall term. I hope that you and your families and loved ones are all keeping well and healthy as we continue to live under these extraordinary conditions. I am pleased to be able to share some important information with you about Acadia’s intentions and preferred path forward.

Acadia provides an update regarding Spring Sessions in-person courses and online learning.

President Ricketts updates the Acadia community on our continuing efforts to provide educational excellence despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 situation, including new measures we are taking to ensure student success.

Important Reminder – Stay at Home

As the spread of the coronavirus continues, we remind you that the Province of Nova Scotia remains under a State of Emergency. Everyone –  including all employees of Acadia – is instructed by the Chief Medical Officer of Health to work from home, if at all possible. We must do our part at Acadia.

To say our shared experiences in recent weeks have been unprecedented seems like an understatement. March saw us celebrate with new Canadian citizens and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau one day and then close our campus a few weeks later. We are living through a time that will be recorded in history as a significant global event. Through our efforts, I am confident that we will see this through together.

My fellow Nova Scotians,

COVID-19 is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation, and I recognize this is a scary time for Nova Scotians. Public health officials are working closely with our colleagues across the country and our partners in Nova Scotia to limit the spread of the virus and increase capacity within the health system to respond.

Acadia University has updated access restrictions in residential buildings and is providing clarification around out-of-province travellers arriving at Nova Scotia's borders to transport students home.