The safety of all members of the MSVU community is of utmost importance. As we gradually adjust our on-campus operations, we want to be sure you have the information you need to protect yourself and those around you. Please see the below processes for accessing campus.
The MSVU Library will be open for student access by appointment starting September 8, 2020 (including study rooms available for solo use). Hours of on-campus operations will be Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The Library continues to provide full virtual services as well – a Library & Archives Guide to Resources & Services is available on the MSVU website.
To access the Library, you will need to book a time in advance – you can book a Library visit online. You will then need to complete an online health assessment on the day you are coming to the Library (including Residence students). Those with appointments to access the Library will need to check-in via the main entrance to the McCain Centre [map]. Residence students will use the Assisi entrance. Masks will be required.
A reminder that Library materials can also be reserved for curbside pick-up at the McCain Atrium desk effective September 8 (and at the Assisi Desk prior to that).
Mount Fitness Centre
In keeping with our commitment to student wellness, we will also be providing students with limited and pre-booked access to the on-campus gym and fitness centre (weight room), effective September 8. Hours of operations will be Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The team has worked hard to put together a plan that will enable limited use of their facilities while protecting health and safety. This service for students is being provided at no cost this fall; athletics fees are still being waived for the fall semester.
Access will be by appointment; gym/fitness centre appointments can be made online. You will then need to complete an online health assessment on the day you are coming to the gym/fitness centre (including Residence students). Just as for the Library, those with bookings to access the gym or fitness centre (weight room) will need to check-in via the main entrance to the McCain Centre [map]. Residence students will use the Assisi entrance. Masks will be required, except during work-outs. There will be no access to locker-rooms or showers.
Aboriginal Student Centre
Patrick Small Legs-Nagge, Special Advisor to the MSVU President on Aboriginal Affairs, will be available to meet with students in the Aboriginal Student Centre for limited hours on Wednesdays, starting September 9. Appointments must be made directly with Patrick in advance and completion of an online health assessment form will be required before each visit. Patrick can be reached at Patrick.SmallLegs-Nagge@msvu.ca. Masks will be required. Drop-ins are not permitted at this time. Priority during Patrick’s weekly time in the ASC will be given to supporting Indigenous learners at MSVU, including students enrolled in the Aboriginal Academic Access Post-Secondary (AAAPS) program.
Online health assessment form
All those coming to campus must complete the health assessment form (before you come) on the day of your pre-arranged visit. It only needs to be completed if you will be on campus that day. A reminder that you should not come to campus if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
General safety reminders
Masks are now required in common indoor spaces on campus. Those coming on campus also need to ensure physical distancing between themselves and others, practice coughing and sneezing etiquette, and ensure frequent handwashing. We strongly recommend washing your hands when you arrive on campus. Though hand washing with soap and water is best, additional hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout campus.
Faculty and staff interim office access
Effective Tuesday, September 8, 2020, occasional essential office access for faculty and staff can be requested by completing the online request form available here. Faculty and staff should not attend campus until you’ve received confirmation that your request has been approved. Access can be requested for between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A key fob/access card will be required.
Return to campus video guides:
For faculty and staff: