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:

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.

Fall 2021 update: Starting with the fall 2021 semester, we are planning to offer a significant increase in on-campus learning opportunities. To ensure that we can provide students with the most accurate timetable possible, we will delay fall/winter registration to May 2021. Read the full update. 

Spring 2021 Convocation: While we all hoped to be in a position to return to our usual way of celebrating our graduates this spring, MSVU has made the difficult decision to not hold in-person Convocation ceremonies. We are planning a number of ways to celebrate our spring 2021 graduates. Learn more.

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.

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.