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

Accessing campus: On April 22, 2021, new temporary restrictions were announced by Nova Scotia Public Health in response to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the province. These latest restrictions have impacted MSVU operations, including access to campus. Learn more about accessing campus.

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 about convocation.

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.

Travel information from the Nova Scotia government

The Nova Scotia government has shared the following update regarding travel in the context of current restrictions. For more information, visit

  • Students coming to attend a NS post-secondary institution or returning to their permanent family residence in Nova Scotia are allowed to enter the province. They must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • People can enter the province to pick up or drop off post-secondary students. It is ok to enter and leave the province the same day. They must self-isolate for 14 days. Please make minimal stops and return home as soon as possible.
  • Students must isolate in a completely separate space, although they can have a shared bathroom with others in the household as long as it is cleaned between uses. If this cannot be accomplished, the entire household must also isolate.
  • Please note, this is for current semester pick-up or drop offs. Students cannot come to Nova Scotia in the Spring to attend the Fall 2021 semester.

MSVU experts – Pandemic-related list for media

MSVU is home to faculty experts on many topics with relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic. They can be contacted for interviews or information and analysis – their areas of relevant expertise are noted in our COVID 19 Pandemic-related list for media (PDF).

Note: There are many additional MSVU experts not listed here. Please contact if you’re looking for expert input on a particular topic or for MSVU media relations support generally.