Getting Ready for Fall 2020

As we prepare to welcome as many of you back to campus as possible or have you join us virtually, our objective continues to be, to keep you safe, help you succeed academically and to give you the experience you deserve. We as the Acadia Community can achieve this, by working together to create a safe and meaningful student experience this fall.

We invite you to attend an upcoming Fall 2020 Information Session and Faculty Webinars to learn more about what you can expect and how to prepare to join us for Fall 2020.

To learn more about how the University is shifting their operations, please visit our COVID-19 Information website for more information.

Below Information is current as of June 30, 2020. Changes and adjustments may be implemented based on Nova Scotia health directives.



  • Our Fall 2020 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. The course delivery of each course will be shared by Friday July 10th.
New course formats 

Campus Life

Off-Campus Living

  • Students arriving from outside of Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, PE, NL) and who plan to live off-campus are required to self-isolate for 14 days prior to arriving on campus

Navigating Campus

  • A variety of changes will be implemented based on provincial health & safety directives.
  • Guidelines, signage, and visual cues throughout campus will reinforce physical distancing protocols.
  • Lounge, study, and common areas will have reduced access and capacity based on provincial health & safety directives.


  • A structured move-in process will be developed to ensure physical distancing practices and public safety.
  • Students outside of Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, PE, NL) will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Support systems will be put into place to help facilitate self-isolation.
  • All rooms will accommodate only one student per room.
  • High-touch surfaces and objects will be cleaned and disinfected more frequently.
  • Access and usage of common rooms will be adjusted based on provincial health & safety directives.


  • All eating establishments on campus will comply with provincial health & safety directives.

Being Social

  • In collaboration with the Acadia Students’ Union (ASU) we plan to offer as many social engagements as possible using physical distance practices and/or virtually.

Student Life Webinars