Updated Nov. 24, 2020
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.
- Zone 1 (Moncton and Southeast NB) is currently in the Orange level of the NB recovery plan due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the region. Effective Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020, all Mount Allison buildings, including the Athletic and Fitness Centres, are open only to current students, faculty, and staff. In addition:
- Non-medical face masks are mandatory in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors.
- Only single household bubble are allowed.
- Essential travel only is recommended into and out of the region.
- Keep your number of close contacts small; you are also advised to keep track of contacts on a daily basis to assist in contact tracing if required.
- The Athletic and Fitness Centres remain open to current students, faculty, and staff, as permitted in the revised Orange phase with operational plans and procedures in place. This includes active screening by staff, mandatory mask wearing at all times, and increased physical distancing depending on the activity. The locker rooms in the Fitness Centre are closed.
- Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island have announced that they are temporarily leaving the Atlantic Bubble. If your travel plans have now changed and you have questions about completing the fall term, including exams, as currently scheduled, please contact your course instructor(s). More information about what the announcements mean for anyone planning to travel to those two provinces in the near future can be found on each government's website:
- Student Wellness Guide for Identifying and Responding to Student Distress outlines mental health and wellness resources that you can access at Mount Allison and off campus. It also provides useful techniques to help you advocate for yourself and to support your own self care.
- Information about self-isolation for students leaving the Atlantic Bubble over the December break and December break residence housing can be found on the residence and off-campus housing page.
Find out more about plans for the 2020-21 academic year for:
- Academics & course registration
- Athletics & recreation (programming & facilities)
- Campus and classroom changes
- Financial resources (available MtA and government financial supports)
- Health & safety information & preparedness
- Health & safety resources (videos, posters, links to additional external resources)
- International students FAQ
- MtA Sackville Bubble (including full text of the community commitment)
- Residence & off-campus housing (including move-in dates, entry into New Brunswick, and self-isolation)
- Response plan
- Student support & services
- Technology information & updates (including recommendations for internet connectivity and hardware)
- Visitor information
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.
- Outdoor spaces on campus are open to the public.
- Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors on campus.
- Campus buildings remain open students, faculty, staff, and approved visitors and vendors only, during limited hours. See building hours for more information.
- Anyone arriving to Sackville from the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador) will not be required to self-isolate upon arrival, provided they have not travelled outside the exempted regions in the previous 14 days.
- Continue to check your mta.ca e-mail account regularly for updates.
- Updates on municipal services and facilities in the Town of Sackville
- Town of Sackville information for students and families
- The most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at the following websites:
- Academic advising
For course selection advice or questions about transfer credits: book a virtual appointment with an academic advisor or email email@example.com
- Registration Helpdesk
For technical assistance navigating registration in Connect@MtA: firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 364-2269.
- Residence/dining hall
Contact email@example.com 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.
For information about offers of admission, transcripts, registration deposits, deferral requests: firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 364-2269