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:

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: The University closed residence as of March 21. Students who moved out will receive a pro-rated refund for room and meal plan fees. We continue to support students who cannot return home at this time.

Events/Spring Convocation: All on-campus events are cancelled until at least June 1, 2020. This includes Spring Convocation. Spring grads will officially graduate from MSVU on May 29, as this is when all degrees, diplomas and certificates will be conferred in absentia by the Senate executive. Grads will be notified by email once this has taken place (will be later in the day). This is also when a special video tribute to our grads, and our full list of graduates will be posted online. In June, grads will receive 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.