On July 9th, you joined the Acadia team to review and discuss how we plan to provide our students with a high quality learning environment while taking the necessary steps to protect your health and well-being.
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Acadia is open to all students who have the ability to join us, provided they follow the public health requirements, such as quarantining for 14 days upon arrival. Some students will not be able to be on campus due to travel restrictions or other limitations so we are working to ensure a large majority of our courses will be available remotely or online.
All student arriving from areas that require quarantine must arrive on or before September 5 to quarantine for 14 days in residence. Movement will be highly restricted, and we are developing plans to keep students engaged, create socializing opportunities online, get regular meals and to prepare them for a successful term while in isolation. Faculty and staff will be engaging regularly with students virtually, and we will have a full slate of student services available to students. More info will be shared with residence students in the coming weeks.
All student arriving from areas that require quarantine must arrive on or before September 5 to quarantine for 14 days in residence. Movement will be highly restricted, and we are developing plans to keep students engaged, create socializing opportunities online, get regular meals and to prepare them for a successful term while in isolation. Faculty and staff will be engaging regularly with students virtually, and we will have a full slate of student services available to students! More info will be shared with residence students in the coming weeks.
All students coming from areas the province of Nova Scotia requires quarantining will be required to quarantine. It is not optional.
All students coming to residence from areas requiring quarantining will be quarantining for 14 days. It is not optional. Students who will live off-campus are also subject to those provincial regulations. We will require students to sign a Code of Conduct as well to acknowledge that we are all in this together if we want to keep our community as safe as possible, and we will work with the town of Wolfville and RCMP where needed. However, at the end of the day, the onus and responsibility to follow public health guidelines and restrictions is on every individual.
As long as the Atlantic Bubble is in place, the weekend of September 19-20 would be your move-in date. We will be in touch with more specifics.
No, students who do not need to self-isolate will be invited to arrive the weekend of Sept 19-20. More details will be communicated to residence students in the coming weeks.
It is important that all students that need to quarantine arrive on or before the 5th so that they can quarantine before the beginning of classes. If you have a particular situation that prevents you from doing so, please contact James Sanford, Executive Director of Student Services, to discuss.
It is mandatory that everyone outside Atlantic Canada at the moment self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering Nova Scotia. Please refer to the NS COVID-19 website for more detail.
You can self-isolate with family in Nova Scotia, instead of in residence, if you have that option. Your move-in weekend would be September 19-20. We will have programming for all students during that period, whether in residence or virtually.
We are working with Public Health to ensure our residence system is as safe as possible. At the moment, we are only allowing one student per room in residence, and students will be assigned specific bathrooms. We will be providing more information as the coming weeks.
Currently, all individuals arriving from outside Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. Move-in details will be shared with students in the weeks to come. We will certainly be there to help your son/daughter move in, and we know this is a very different year.
Please check directly with local hotels but Nova Scotia hotels are currently operating, yes.
We will be in touch with our residence students to walk throug the move-in process. Certainly, it will be a different term than in the past but we will be there to assist you safely.
We will be providing more specifics about the move-in process to residence students in the coming weeks; it will be dependent on whether or not the student is joining us for self-isolation or not. We will be in touch.
Please make arrangements with the Residence Office. They will likely be able to have your boxes moved before your arrival, or they will make other arrangements with you.
This is really in the hands of the NS government. We do not know where things will be by September, unfortunately.
Detailed plans will be put in place to ensure student access, in a safe way following provincial public health guidelines.
We are currently working with public health authorities in developing plans to ensure students have access to the meal hall year-round, while continuing to adhere to public health guidelines.
We will be taking care of that :-) Details to come!
September 5 to 19 will be a quarantine period for everyone on campus. If students arrive prior to the 5th, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days beginning the day they arrive. If they want to be in residence September 5 to 19, they will be required to quarantine during that time as well. Students who have already quarantine before the start of term, or do not need to quarantine based on where they reside, will not have to be in residence until September 19.
Yes, we will be offering at least 84% of all Acadia courses online or in hybrid format.
We are not sure what this refers to.
The modality of each course will be available very soon. An on-campus student can take courses in any format, and students away will have access to at least 84% of courses at Acadia.
In most cases, the professors will work out these details with the students in their classes but hybrid will often mean that the course will have both in-person and virtual options, allowing students on campus and virtually to participate fully.
The timeslots will not change but the timing of each class may be adjusted to allow for safe movement around campus. Please check in the coming days - the course modalities will be available as early as July 10.
As it stands, at least 84% of all courses offered by Acadia will be accessible to students off-campus. The way each course will be offered will be available as early as July 10th. If you have concerns about your courses, please do not hesitate to contact your faculty advisor or the professor of the course in question.
Yes, the term will end roughly at the same time as usual. With a shortened fall break in the middle of term, and a slightly later exam period, the term will be similar to a normal term, and we expect that the January term will begin on, and follow, normal dates.
We will have a slightly shorter fall break so that we can keep the exam timeframe close to the normal dates as possible. But there will be one.
All course modalities (virtual to in-person) will be posted by July 10. Many professors running courses with labs will be contacting students directly to discuss the format of their courses, and you are always welcome to reach out to professor if you have specific questions.
As it stands, all Psychology courses will be offered online, yes. Specific course modalities will be published very soon.
The Library and Bookstore, along with the faculty, are working to ensure students get the materials they need on a timely fashion, whether electronically or on paper. More to come as we get closer to the beginning of term.
Not all courses will be offered in every format. However, we are working to ensure all students have a selection of courses they need to advance their degree. Faculty are working hard to offer many courses in a manner that both online and in-person students can participate.
Please contact your coach to discuss details. Thanks.
Technology Services is developing plans to support increase use of online and remote teaching, as well as access to services.
We are planning courses in a manner that would allow for a pivot to 100% online should there be the need to do so.
Virtual applied music courses and hybrid music courses.
The Music Department will be reaching out to its students next week.
Faculty are working very hard to ensure any courses students need to advance their degree are offered in the formats students require. Acadia offers hundreds of courses each term. If you have any issues finding your required courses in the modality of your choosing, please contact the Registrar’s office or your faculty advisor.
Course modalities will be available very soon.
Please see https://covid-19-information.acadiau.ca/faq.html#finances for more information about financial support.
Tuition will be the same regardless of delivery. However, we are taking a look at all campus-related fees and will share with students if any of those change.
Currently, there are no changes to tuition and fees but if there are changes, we will certainly communicate them as soon as possible.
Courses will be the same tuition regardless of format.
While we still have not had an outbreak of COVID-19 at Acadia, we are planning for the very real possibility of outbreaks in our region and in our community in the future. We are working with public health and third-party medical specialist to design protocols, which include everything from public health guidelines education to isolation protocols, and how we support the province in contact tracing and testing in the event of an outbreak. Certainly, we will be sharing more details to come in the coming weeks.
Acadia will follow the advice and requirements of the NS Public Health authorities, and we are looking into sourcing masks for students, faculty and staff.
You will be expected to wear a non-medical mask on campus when social distancing is not possible, whether indoors or outdoors, unless you are unable due to medical reasons.
Yes, our Student Counselling Centre moved entirely online at the onset of the pandemic and students have been very happy with the service. Whether you are on campus or online, we will have access to the services included in your tuition and fees.
Acadia Athletics has posted about this topic early last week. Please see their update here.
Yes, absolutely. The ASU is working to ensure clubs continue to be an integral part of student life. Clubs will be required to follow public service regulations until further notice.