Our virtual university

To protect our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, MSVU has temporarily shifted to virtual operations. We remain committed to providing our students with access to quality education, as well as student services and academic supports, during this unprecedented and challenging time.


An overview of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

President’s Student Relief Fun: This new fund provides emergency support for students impacted by COVID-19, helping them gain access to housing, food, tuition, technology, mental health services and transportation.

Summer Session 2: You can choose from a number of interesting online courses beginning in July. Learn more at msvu.ca/online.

Student Services: All student services have successfully transitioned to virtual service, so please do get in touch with an academic advisor, counsellor, Accessibility Services, etc. should you need any support. See our A-Z list online. There are also new online mental health tools available to you 24/7.

International Students: Our International Education Centre staff have created a COVID-19: International FAQ to address your questions regarding immigration permits, working in canada, travelling to Canada or home, and financial support.

Residence: As with many universities in the province, the COVID-19 pandemic and the new public health guidelines have changed the way our residences can operate for now. In the Fall 2020 term, the Mount will offer Caring Communities – a modified residence program with reduced capacity (54%) that will facilitate physical distancing and other measures recommended by government and public health officials. Check out our Residence FAQ.

Events/Spring Convocation: All on-campus events are cancelled until at least June 1, 2020. Spring grads officially graduated from MSVU on May 29. A special video tribute to our grads, and our full list of graduates is available online. Grads received a ‘Graduation in a Box’ by mail.

When the University first announced that spring convocation was cancelled, students were offered the opportunity to attend a ceremony in the fall. We hope to have an update on fall convocation very soon. More details available on our Graduating Students page.