Vaccine Requirement Information

Mount Saint Vincent University is excited to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus for the 2021/2022 academic year. We remain committed to ensuring the safety of our university community, and have a number of important protective measures in place, including:

  • physical distancing (with floor markers),
  • reduced room capacities
  • plexi-glass installation where physical distancing cannot be guaranteed,
  • mask use in common areas,
  • enhanced daily cleaning protocols for both high touch surfaces and individual offices,
  • hand sanitizer placement across campus,
  • traffic flow changes within buildings, with directional signage,
  • increased use of ventilation systems (i.e. longer running times), with filters, and
  • health self-assessments before coming on campus. It is expected that members of the MSVU community will not attend campus if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.

As we return to campus, it will be critical that we all continue to follow Public Health guidelines to help keep one another safe. Of course, should the pandemic situation or Public Health directives change at any point in Nova Scotia, we will alter our plan accordingly. Download infographic PDF »

COVID-19 testing on campus: MSVU is offering rapid COVID-19 (asymptomatic) testing Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 – 11 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 3 p.m. in EMF 207 (between the McCain Atrium and the Library).

Return to Campus Plan: The University’s Return to Campus Plan will guide us in our safe return. It is based on a framework jointly prepared by Nova Scotia’s universities and approved by NS Public Health. It is both a flexible and living plan; we will make adjustments as needed and will keep our community informed of any changes.

Fall 2021 Convocation: The Province of Nova Scotia has introduced a Proof of Full Vaccination Policy, which means that anyone age 12 and older must provide proof of full vaccination to participate in most events and activities that bring large groups of people together. This includes Convocation ceremonies at MSVU. Learn more about what this means for Fall 2021 Convocation.

Student Services: All student services have successfully transitioned to virtual service, so please get in touch with an academic advisor, counsellor, Accessibility Services, etc.  should you need any support. You can also check out our A-Z list online. Another great resource is the new online mental health tools available to you 24/7.