Student Campus Newsletter | September 17, 2020 | View as Webpage
Student Campus Newsletter - Welcome Back!
COVID-19 Preparedness & Education Course and Student COVID-19 Safety Pledge
The COVID-19 Preparedness & Education course, has been developed with the objective of “flattening the curve” and preventing the spread of COVID-19. All students returning to campus are required to complete this course along with the Student COVID-19 Safety Pledge (available at the end of the course) to acknowledge your responsibility to comply with all policies, procedures and directives.

You are required to complete the course by the start of classes (Sept. 21st,).
Safety & Security: Important Notice on Acadia ID Cards
This year the University is moving towards a contactless entry for many building. Due to this new direction all student cards are being upgraded to the new “tap” proximity card. Your Acadia ID Card has been preprinted and is available for pickup as outlined on Safety & Security's page (click the button below).

If you are on campus you will notice many changes due to the COVID protocols as set out by the University Administration. Please review and follow all directional signs and if you see a contact tracing “tap here” station; please use your new Axess Card. This will help public health’s efforts if contact tracing is required on campus.
If you are not aware there is also a mask policy (

Financial Services: Online Payments Update
To avoid congestion on campus and long waiting periods, we strongly encourage students to complete their payments virtually instead of physically visiting Student Accounts or the Registrar’s Office. Domestic students can do so by making a bank statement and International students can complete their payments through GlobalPay or Wire Payments. 

Please note late payment fees will be applied as of October 12020.
Acadia Athletics: Alternate Sport and Recreation Updates
Acadia Athletics is proud to offer an opportunity to engage students in sport, recreation, and fitness during a COVID-19 altered setting on the Acadia campus for the 2020/21 school year. While sport, recreation, and fitness activities including varsity, club sports and intramurals will not operate in the manner they normally do, modified variations of program delivery will be offered. All sport, recreation, and fitness opportunities offered to campus will meet Acadia’s Return to Campus plan, Nova Scotia’s Return to Sport guidelines, and the N.S. government approved plans offered by various provincial sport, recreation, and fitness organizations. Alternate Sport and Recreation will launch on campus on September 21st, 2020. All sport, recreation, and fitness opportunities (including leagues, drop-in recreation, fitness centre, and fitness classes) will be accessible by pre-registration/sign-up only.
Starting Monday, September 21st join us for:

Monday Soccer
Tuesday Basketball
Wednesday Flag Football
Thursday Volleyball

One-Night Rec Events:
Friday September 25th: Welcome Back Acadia Spikeball Tournament
Saturday September 26th: Field Hockey Skills and Scrimmage
October 2nd: Rugby Skills and Drills
October 3rd: Lacrosse Skills and Scrimmage
Equity Office News: #IBelieveYou
The start of a new school year marks the start of the Red Zone, COVID-19 cannot cancel everything. Every year when students are welcomed to post-secondary institutions across North America, the time between arriving on campus in August/September to Remembrance Day in November, is a time when the prevalence of sexual assaults on campus spikes. Research states that sexual assaults often occur between people who know each other, and where one person knows exactly what they are doing. Of course, each experience is unique; many sexual assaults involve alcohol, and frequently involve people who are romantically involved.
During the coming months we must work on prevention and believing students when they speak out. Equity seeking groups are at greater risk of experiencing violence; with trans, non-binary, Black and Indigenous people of colour and women with disabilities at the highest risk of experiencing violence. Sexual violence does occur in the 2SLGBTQ+ community. One in six men will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. One in three women will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. Sexual violence is not the fault of the survivor. People do not lie about their experiences of sexual violence. Silence does not equal consent. #IBelieveYou
Other Campus News
The Athletics Fitness Centre Opens September 21st
The Acadia Athletics Complex Fitness Centre is open to Acadia students beginning on Monday, September 21. You will need to familiarize yourself of the procedures in place to use the facility’s fitness centre and how to book an appointment to use the fitness centre.

Visit to view the three “How to…” information videos which includes how to register for a fitness centre appointment.