Updated April 30, 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.
- Key move-in dates for residence and off-campus students arriving at Mount Allison in Fall 2021 have been posted to the residence and off-campus housing page. These dates are based on current assumptions and are subject to change to accommodate any Public Health and travel restrictions that may be in place this fall.
- April 13: Nova Scotia has re-instated restrictions on the New Brunswick border. Anyone travelling into Nova Scotia from New Brunswick will have to self-isolate upon arrival. Read the full news release. Travel into New Brunswick from Nova Scotia also remains restricted. Travellers must register their travel outside the province and travel into New
Brunswick will only be approved for certain reasons. Read the Government of New Brunswick's travel information carefully before making any travel plans.
- The Province of New Brunswick has announced changes to travel restrictions for post-secondary students leaving New Brunswick this spring.
- 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.
- Zone 1 (Moncton and Southeast NB), as well as the rest of the province is currently in the Yellow level of the provincial recovery. Please note the requirements for the Yellow level have changed since our region was last in Yellow.
- Read the full news release
- Masks continue to be mandatory indoors in all campus buildings, unless the individual is working alone in their workspace and when eating or drinking.
- Masks are not required when outdoors on campus if you are able to maintain physical distancing. However, we recommend regular mask wearing whenever and wherever possible.
- Please continue to practise Public Health measures such as mask wearing, physical distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing. Continue keeping track of your daily activities for contact tracing purposes and provide correct contact information when requested, as it is integral to expedient contact tracing when needed.
- If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you can be tested. Testing is available in Sackville at the Civic Centre by appointment and test results are often confirmed within 24 hours. You can register to be tested online.
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)
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.
- Zone 1 (Moncton and Southeast NB) is currently in the Yellow level of the NB recovery plan:
- Non-medical face masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors when physical distancing can't be maintained.
- Your household bubble can include an agreed upon ‘Steady 15’ from outside your household.
- 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.
- 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Concerns about workplace safety should be directed to WorkSafeNB.
For questions related to travel restrictions during COVID-19, please call 1-833-948-2800.
- 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