Updated June 22, 2020

Academic planning for 2020-21 

Planning for the academic year has been constructed to offer flexibility for students and faculty alike. We are planning for a fall term where we have students in Sackville (either in residence or their own off-campus accommodation) as well as those studying online.

Course formats for Fall 2020find out more about course formats and course registration

  • Online instruction only:  Virtual instruction with specific class times as noted in the course timetable for lectures and other activities. Faculty and instructors also have the flexibility to integrate additional online activities directly with the class and/or individual students.
  • Online instruction with on-campus elements: On-campus activities will include labs, tutorials, and studio components. Classrooms, labs, and studios will undergo a number of adjustments consistent with public health guidelines and the continuing need for physical distancing.
  • Unscheduled, online instruction:  These courses provide students with the flexibility to complete a course based primarily on their own schedule. They will provide flexible options for students who wish to study online and/or who will be residing outside the province in time zones that would make it difficult for them to align with courses scheduled in the Atlantic Time Zone.

Course registration for the fall and winter terms is open. Additional information and FAQs around course registration and delivery is available at https://www.mta.ca/reghelp/  

Update for students, by degree

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities will be available during the coming year. Faculty who typically offer experiential learning in their courses are working to develop new and innovative ways to engage students. In addition, the Office of Experiential Learning & Career Development is exploring a range of opportunities, many of which will be virtual/online for students who require flexibility. This includes a variety of internships with our off-campus partners.

Libraries & Archives

The University is currently working on a plan for what library services will look like this fall and how students will conduct research and access materials. Library staff are looking at things like virtual reference services, pick-up services for books, and appointments for specific resources that need to be accessed in the physical space (special collections, etc.)

No decision has yet been made on whether the library will be open as a general study space; however, it is understood that students do need places to study and a number of options are being looked at.

Tuition & fees

Decisions on tuition and fees for the 2020-21 academic year are pending. We will provide details as soon as we have them.