September 8, 2021 | Welcome Message | View as Webpage
Dear campus community member,

We've been through a difficult 18 months since the beginning of the pandemic, but I'm excited to welcome all new and returning students, faculty, and staff to campus. It was a pleasure to meet new and returning students and parents on Move-In Day, and I continue to be proud of the efforts of our resident assistants, volunteers, and staff throughout Welcome Week.

Here's to a safe and enjoyable first term.



Dr. Peter Ricketts
President and Vice-Chancellor
Acadia University.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Move-In Day and our Welcome event. Watch the video above.
On-campus Rapid Test Clinics are available twice each week:

Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m., Manning Memorial Chapel (Basement)
Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Acadia Athletics Complex (Wolfville Room - enter through main doors)

No appointment is needed. These test clinics are only available to members of the Acadia University campus community (students, faculty, staff, and campus employees of Sodexo and Chartwells.

Vaccination clinics are also offered on-campus:

September 8, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Fountain Learning Commons - Great Room (second floor)
September 14, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fountain Learning Commons - Great Room (second floor)
September 16, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fountain Learning Commons - Great Room (second floor)

If you are a member of the Acadia University community who is not fully vaccinated, you are welcome and encouraged to attend our free vaccination clinic. No appointments are necessary. Bring your MSI card or Acadia ID if you do not have a Nova Scotia Health Card.

More details are available on our COVID-19 information website.

Questions? Contact
The world is changing at a never-before-seen pace and we cannot predict what challenges lie ahead. One thing is certain, Acadia will continue to deliver the kind of educational experience that will care for and prepare our students for the world.

Acadia 2025 provides a strategic framework designed to guide decision-making, priority-setting, and, finally, resource allocation.

The plan’s five overarching Strategic Directions are of equal and interchangeable value, each with supporting goals, objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Learn more about our strategic plan, Acadia 2025.
Acadia News - Acadia University has appointed Janique Ellis Panza ('21) as its new Black Student Success Navigator. With a BSc in psychology and sociology, the recent Acadia graduate is dedicated to making spaces on campus more diverse and inclusive.

"This position is a huge step in the right direction to improving the life experiences of Black students at Acadia," Ellis Panza explained. "I will be a listening ear and constant support for Black students. My job is to connect them to the right resources, advocate for their concerns, build community, and help them with employment navigation."

The role will also help educate all students at Acadia to ensure an inclusive campus environment.
From the President's Desk - This year, for the first time, September 30 will be observed as a statutory holiday to commemorate the horrific legacy of residential schools in Canada.

The University is cancelling all classes and suspending non-essential services on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

As a post-secondary institution with a diverse population, Acadia recognizes the importance of officially honouring Indigenous peoples. The new holiday aligns with our ongoing commitment and actions to advance reconciliation in partnership with Indigenous nations.
Acadia News - Acadia University, the Acadia Students’ Union (ASU), and the Town of Wolfville are working together to welcome students to the start of a new, fully in-person academic year.

Throughout the challenges of this global pandemic, the three parties to the MOU between the University, the Students’ Union, and the Town have collaborated to ensure the entire community has stayed safe as the University has maintained in-person operations. This unique partnership, combined with the willingness of everyone to do their part, kept our community safe last year and will do so again for the upcoming academic year.
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