English Language Centre

New Student Arrival Information

Pre-Departure Guide

Welcome! We encourage all new students to read our How to Apply checklist to prepare for the beginning of their studies.

Arriving at Acadia

We cannot accommodate students who arrive before the arrival date. If you arrive more than 5 days after the start of the program, you may be refused entry into classes.

There is a 14-day quarantine (self-isolation) for all international students upon arrival. We will provide you with transportation to your quarantine site.

Term Arrival Date Orientation Begins Program Dates
Winter 2021 January 1 — 4 January 6 January 6 — March 19
Spring 2021 March 22 March 24 March 24 — June 4
Summer 2021 June 14 June 16 June 16 — August 27
Fall 2021 September 13 September 15 September 15 — November 26

Orientation Schedule

We will send you a link to the online session a few days before Orientation. You will need an internet connection, laptop, microphone and webcam.

Planning to Stay in Residence

If you plan to live in residence on campus at Acadia University, you should apply now. If you have any problems with the residence application, please contact the Department of Residence Life by email. Please include your complete name and Acadia ID number in your email.

Please email us with your questions or concerns.

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English Language Centre
PO Box 120, 26 Crowell Dr, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6



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