Our virtual university

To protect our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, MSVU will continue to deliver academic courses and provide student services online this fall. At the same time, we are working to gradually and safely re-start certain on-campus operations.

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

Fall 2020 Operational Plan: The plan was developed in compliance with the approved return to campus guidelines for Nova Scotia Universities. MSVU is committed to following Nova Scotia public health directives and guidelines in evolving this plan. Learn more.

Accessing campus: We are gradually adjusting our on-campus operations. MSVU students are currently able to book appointments online to visit the Library, Fitness Centre/Gym and Aboriginal Student Centre! Learn more about the process.

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

Student Services: Most student services will continue to be offered only through virtual means. 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.

Online learning support: Whether you’re brand new to online learning, or you’ve taken online courses in the past, we’re here to help. Check out our Online Support for Students webpage. You can also learn more about the different online course delivery modes.

Incoming Students: In addition to offering a Virtual Orientation session, the Flourish at MSVU hub is available to show you some of the supports available for the Fall 2020 semester.

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 related public health guidelines have changed the way our residences can operate for now. In the Fall 2020 term, MSVU will offer Caring Communities – a modified residence program with reduced capacity (54%) to facilitate physical distancing and other measures recommended by government and public health officials. Check out our Residence FAQ.