Updated April 30, 2021  

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Fall 2021 planning

The University has established key dates to assist you with your planning for Fall 2021. These dates are meant to provide a framework for residence and off-campus students arriving at Mount Allison in Fall 2021. Keep in mind these dates are based on current assumptions and are subject to change to accommodate the Public Health and travel restrictions at the time.

We will continue to monitor in-country/regional travel restrictions and will keep you updated on any changes to these dates. We recommend you wait until at least mid-June before booking travel arrangements.

At the moment, we are working on the assumption that students living in Canada will not be required to self-isolate and international and Canadian students arriving from outside of Canada will be required to self-isolate. The self-isolation period is currently set at 14 days. Airport pickups will be offered to students arriving in Moncton.

The first day of classes is Wednesday, Sept. 8. Students who are living off campus should plan their arrival dates accordingly.

Residence move-in dates

All international students & Canadian students arriving from outside of Canada  

  • Arrival dates: Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 14
  • Self-isolation period ends: Saturday, Aug. 28 (11:59 p.m.)
  • Move-in date to assigned residence and room: Sunday, Aug. 29

Training camps (Canadian residents)

  • Football — Friday, Aug.13
  • Soccer — Monday, Aug. 23

Residence and Orientation leaders (Canadian residents) — Sunday, Aug. 29

New (first-year) students

  • Move-in date: Friday, Sept. 3
  • Orientation: Saturday, Sept. 4 - Monday, Sept. 6
  • Learning Day: Tuesday, Sept. 7

Returning residence students — Monday, Sept. 6 and Tuesday, Sept. 7

The above dates are highly recommended for residence students. Students requesting exceptions based on individual circumstances must e-mail housing@mta.ca to determine their options in advance of their arrival on campus.

Check e-mail regularly for updates

It’s important to regularly check your MtA e-mail during the spring and summer months and visit mta.ca/campus-updates2021 for the most up-to-date information on planning for Fall 2021.


As part of planning to return to campus in the fall, we encourage you to get vaccinated, when eligible.

Entry into New Brunswick

Entering New Brunswick

The Government of New Brunswick has an online registration form that must be completed by anyone entering the province: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/travel-registration.html  NOTE: If you have already registered and are changing your travel dates, please do not register a new application. Update your travel dates by e-mailing TravelRegistration.EnregistrementVoyage@gnb.ca or calling 1-833-948-2800 (Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Atlantic).

Students must also have the following documentation to show at the border: 

  • a copy of your self-isolation plan, including detailed information about where you will be living, how you can be reached, how you plan to secure food and provisions during the isolation period, contact information of a friend or family member in the event of an emergency, etc.
  • a copy of your lease is recommended for off-campus students

Additional information for international students on entry into Canada can be found on our international students info page.


Self-isolation means you must stay inside your place of residence and avoid physical contact with other people for 14 days.

  • Local grocery stores offer online order services. Local taxi companies provide food delivery service. The Tantramar COVID-19 Task Force helps to meet the needs of community members, including grocery deliveries, prescription pick-ups, etc.  
  • Grocery options:
    • Rose's Independent Grocer, 75 Main St., (506) 536-1349 — For pick-up or delivery, visit pcexpress.ca. Choose the delivery option from Sackville Cab when placing your order (or have a friend who is not self-isolating pick up and deliver).
    • Sackville Foodland, 11 Wright St., (506) 536-0679 — E-mail fl9299mgr@sobeys.com with your specific order. Include your name, contact number, and location. You will be called about payment information — Visa or Mastercard only. You will be asked about delivery options when called — Squires Courtesy Cab will deliver or you can ask a friend who is not self-isolating to pick your order up.
  • Restaurants that deliver:  

If your roommate/housemate needs to self-isolate:

  • Current provincial regulations state that you must self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 but not self-isolate, unless you are unable to limit direct contact with the person self-isolating. If the person self-isolating is unable to isolate away from others in the household, then the entire household must isolate.
  • For more information, read the Government of New Brunswick guidelines for self-isolation.

Self-isolation requirements for parents

Effective Friday, April 9 at 11:59 p.m., students and anyone helping them move their belongings in and out of the province are permitted to enter New Brunswick for a period of no more than 24 hours to transport a student and/or remove belongings from a student’s residence. Read the full GNB media release.

Similar guidelines are in place as for previous move-in and out periods. All Public Health rules must continue to be followed and visitors must complete the travel registration form and receive confirmation prior to travelling to NB.

Travellers should also check with their home province to see if further restrictions apply upon returning home.

Self-isolation requirements in New Brunswick  

For more information on self-isolation requirements, visit:   

Leaving residence during an outbreak of COVID-19

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 during an outbreak, students residing on-campus in residence will require approval from the regional medical officer of health if they wish to move-out of a residence with a declared COVID-19 outbreak.

A student requesting to move out of their residence during a COVID-19 outbreak must follow these steps:

  1. Complete the province's Consent for Student's Leave from Residence During COVID-19 Outbreak form and submit it to Mount Allison’s director of accessibility and student wellness at wellness@mta.ca  
  2. Discuss the request with the director of accessibility and student wellness, who will forward the request to leave to the regional medical officer of health for approval. Permission will be subject to the student/family demonstrating they can meet Public Health requirements if the student leaves residence.

The regional medical officer of health has the sole authority to grant or deny permission to leave residence during a COVID-19 outbreak. The decision will be based on an assessment of risk and the regional medical officer of health will inform the student/family and the institution of the decision in writing.

When a residence has at least one confirmed case of COVID-19, or close contacts or suspected COVID-19 cases in either staff or residents, the regional medical officer of health will assess whether the residence can effectively be divided into affected and unaffected areas.

  • If yes, then residents from unaffected areas may be considered for leave or transfer to the family home.
  • If no, then all residents are considered to be at risk of infection and will be treated as a potential COVID-19 case. Leave or transfer out of the residence would be considered a risk to public health and the community and the regional medical officer of health will not consider leave or transfer requests.  

Return to the residence
A student who is granted permission to leave their residence is only permitted to return once the outbreak is declared over by the regional medical officer of health. The student should contact the institution to confirm when a return to residence is possible prior to returning to campus.