Updated Jan. 8, 2021

In this section you will find the most current information about campus operations in the 2020-21 academic year at Mount Allison.

The University has implemented a wide range of health and safety measures across every aspect of its operations. Our actions will continue to be informed by the health and safety guidelines and recommendations of the provincial government and New Brunswick Public Health. This section will continue to be updated and important updates will be communicated directly to students, faculty, and staff through e-mail.



New:

  • Contactless key pick up for students returning to residence on Jan. 8 has been extended to 8 p.m. Students arriving to self-isolate can pick up their temporary residence key in the Convocation Hall parking lot from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. Please follow the directional signage and remain in your vehicle.
      
  • The Government of Nova Scotia has announced new travel restrictions for those arriving in Nova Scotia from New Brunswick. However, it has noted that anyone who enters New Brunswick only to drop off a post-secondary student will not need to self-isolate upon their return if they: do not stay overnight, wear masks and maintain physical distancing while in New Brunswick, make minimal stops, and use contactless services. Further information on travel and self-isolation is available on the Nova Scotia website.
     
      
  • Zone 1 (Moncton and Southeast NB) is currently in the Orange level of the NB recovery plan. In this phase of the recovery plan: 
    • Non-medical face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors on campus.
    • Everyone is asked to stay in their single household bubble — your close contacts should include only those with whom you live.
    • University buildings are open only to students, faculty, and staff.
    • The Athletic and Fitness Centres will be open to students, faculty, and staff only, with operational plans in place. This will include active screening by staff, mandatory mask wearing when not using a piece of exercise equipment, and increased physical distancing depending on the activity. The locker rooms in the Fitness Centre and the Athletic Centre will be closed.
    • Essential travel only between zones is recommended.
    • You are advised to keep track of contacts and any places you have visited on a daily basis to assist in contact tracing if required.
    • Read the province's full news release.
        
     
  • Information on arranging day 10 testing during your self-isolation period, as well as what to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19, can be found on the health and safety preparedness page.
      
  • The province has set up a toll-free information line and e-mail address to help answer non-health related questions, including questions about compliance with the state of emergency. Find out more.
      
  • Information on alternative grading options can be found on the academics page and the alternative grading options FAQ page.
      
  •  A return to campus FAQ has been posted on the residence and off-campus housing page.
     
  • Return-to-campus dates and adjustments to the winter term:
    • Classes will begin on Jan. 18, as planned, but the first week of classes for all courses will be online only. This allows students to return to Sackville later than planned and complete the first week of classes online during their second week of self-isolation. In-person courses will begin the week of Jan. 25.
    • The return-to-residence dates for those who need to self-isolate is Jan. 8 and Jan. 9. Those who do not need to self-isolation may return to residence on Jan. 24. For more information, see the residence and off-campus housing page and the self-isolation in residence page.
     

Masks are mandatory on campus


Find out more about plans for the 2020-21 academic year for:

For faculty and staff: information for faculty and staff can be found on the Faculty & Staff Gateway.


Update on University operations   

Provincial state of emergency
On March 19, 2020, the Province of New Brunswick declared a state of emergency in the province due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state of emergency remains in effect.

Currently:   

  • Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors on campus.
  • Campus buildings are open students, faculty, staff, and approved visitors and vendors only, during limited hours. See building hours for more information.
  • Outdoor spaces on campus are open to the public.
      
  • Zone 1 (Moncton and Southeast NB) is currently in the Orange level of the NB recovery plan. In this phase of the recovery plan:
    • Non-medical face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors on campus.
    • Single household bubbles are permitted — i.e. your close contacts should include only those with whom you live.
    • Essential travel only between zones is recommended.
    • You are advised to keep track of contacts on a daily basis to assist in contact tracing if required.
     
  • New Brunswick has announced that anyone travelling into the province must now self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, unless exempt.  

 GNB bubble graphic


Further information

Non-health related questions
The province has set up a toll-free information line and e-mail address, which offers services in both languages, to help answer non-health related questions, including questions about compliance with the state of emergency. The number, 1-844-462-8387, is operational seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The e-mail address is helpaide@gnb.ca. Concerns about workplace safety should be directed to WorkSafeNB.

For questions related to travel restrictions during COVID-19, please call 1-833-948-2800.  


Important contacts 

  • Academic advising
    For course selection advice or questions about transfer credits: book a virtual appointment with an academic advisor or email advisor@mta.ca  
  • Registration Helpdesk
    For technical assistance navigating registration in Connect@MtA: reghelp@mta.ca or (506) 364-2269. 
  • Residence/dining hall
    Contact resroom@mta.ca for questions about residence or meal plans
  • Course content/format
    For information about specific course content or course format, contact the instructor who has been assigned for that course — their name is listed in the timetable.
  • Admissions
    For information about offers of admission, transcripts, registration deposits, deferral requests: admissions@mta.ca or (506) 364-2269