Campus Visitor Requirements

To the Campus Community,

Effective immediately all campus visitors will need to be fully vaccinated (both COVID-19 doses) and show proof of vaccination upon entry to campus. All visitors must enter through the CIBC Welcome Centre (Student, Culture and Heritage Building/Great Hall/world flags Entrance) and sign in with a Campus Security Officer at that location.

This process is intended to help bolster the effectiveness of the current Vaccination, Testing and Mask Policy and aligns with the intentions of the provincial vaccination policy announced on September 8, 2021. Please be aware that the risk of contracting COVID-19 from a visitor is extremely low due to frequency and exposure, however, this amendment will serve as an added layer of protection.

What you need to know:

  • Visitors may enter at the CIBC Welcome Centre entrance between the hours of 7am – 7pm only. You will see signage posted at all entrances in the days to come.
  • Visitors will be asked to show proof of vaccination and if they cannot provide that proof, they will be asked to leave campus and return when they have it.
  • Event organizers with visitors (external people) will be responsible for informing their guests of this policy in advance of their visit to campus. Check in stations may be set up as part of specific event design for this purpose.
  • Students, faculty and employees may be asked to show their student/employee ID when on campus. We ask that employees be patient and wait until September 20 to request your ID. This will allow time for the IT team to create student ID’s which also act as their library and purchasing cards.
  • Visitors will be expected to show proof of vaccination on their smart phone or a print version.

Vaccinations are key to a return to normalcy and can be received at the on-campus COVID-19 Walk-In Vaccine Clinic (Entrance of the Canada Games Complex) on:

Tuesday, September 14

10:00am – 3:00pm

Students are not required to have a Nova Scotia Health Card.


COVID-19 Testing is also available 7-days a week on campus (Entrance of the Canada Games Complex)

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 9:30am and 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday

11:00am – 2:00pm

Visitor definition: Those attending campus who fall outside of the student, faculty, staff or contractor category. This includes those coming to access service, visit the bookstore, or attend events. The proof of vaccination requirement does not apply to children 11 years of age and under because they are not eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Children age 11 and under who attend these activities with a fully vaccinated adult will be allowed to participate.