We are pleased to announce that we intend for a full return to campus for the Fall 2021 term, and we look forward to welcoming students back to an in-person learning environment. COVID-19 still poses risks to our community, and we continue to enforce our required safety protocols. Please continue to follow our mask policy and perform a daily symptom check.

For more information about our plans to welcome all students back to the Acadia campus, please read President Ricketts' announcement.

Information below is current as of March 10, 2021. Changes and adjustments may be implemented based on Nova Scotia health directives.

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Thanks to our community and our Province's creativity, versatility, and commitment, Acadia has successfully weathered the pandemic to date. Our response and learnings over the past year have put us in a strong position for continued success and a return to the more traditional on-campus experience in the fall of 2021, for which Acadia is famous.


Winter 2021 Arrival

  • Classes began on Monday, January 18, 2021.

  • Starting January 4, testing for COVID-19 is available for students on day 6, 7, or 8 of their self-isolation if they don’t have symptoms.

  • If you are arriving from outside of Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island, you will be required to complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check in Form and quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days.


Campus & Community Life

Navigating Campus

We have enhanced our operations, services, and cleaning practices to make sure that everyone in our campus community stays healthy. We are working together to ensure health and wellness and we ask that you do your part to contribute to the success of all health practices. To learn more, please visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety page.

  • You are expected to wear a non-medical mask on campus when social distancing is not possible, unless you are unable due to medical reasons.
  • Whether you are inside or outside while on campus, please keep two metres (six feet) away from others.
  • Visitors are not permitted in residence. Only residence students and staff may enter residences.


We've changed the campus dining experience to enhance our food safety and sanitation processes and follow the new provincial health guidelines.

  • Dining Hall seats fewer students at any sitting and includes scheduled mealtimes based on the class timetable. The Dining Hall experience features more controlled access, more frequent cleaning and sanitation efforts, and the elimination of self-serve and buffet-style options.

Fitness & Recreation

  • We're providing opportunities to have fun and stay active. You can schedule a workout at Acadia's Fitness Centre, attend a drop-in session, or go to a Power Hour. There are also new fitness boot camps and training opportunities.
  • We've also worked with the Acadia Athletics team to offer new Alternate Sport & Recreation programs. We encourage you to sign up for campus intramural leagues or try different sports in fun, casual one-night-only events. Our leagues and events follow specific provincial sport organization guidelines.


  • Our Winter 2021 Academic approach is built on ensuring the health and safety of students and employees, while providing a range of flexible models for students who intend to join us on campus or cannot or choose not to attend in person. How a course is facilitated could depend on the size of the class, the content topics, and the level of classroom participation.
  • Each course will be delivered in one of five formats.
  • If you are joining us for the first time, you must complete the online COVID-19 Preparedness & Education course on ACORN before the start of classes.

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