Return to Campus Update – June 10, 2021

To the CBU Student Community,

I know each of you are watching the Provincial reopening plan with great interest and wondering how our Return to Campus plans at CBU will align. The schedule below has been put forth by the Return to Campus team, and approved by CBU Executive. Before each of these dates, you will receive more information with details on each level and learn how each stage impacts you. For now, I would like to share this schedule with you to ensure we are all ready to return when the time comes.


  • June 14: Modified Level 1 expanded to include resumption of approved in-person research. Please contact Dr. Dana Mount for more information.


  • June 16: Modified Level 1 further expanded to include the return of Bachelor of Science, Nursing in-person classes. Specific classes have been determined and students will be notified directly by the Nursing Department.


  • June 21: Modified Level 2. All elements of level 2 deployed. This will include:
    • Rotational work schedules for employees,
    • Courses scheduled to start the end of June can go ahead in person, including BScN simulators, following all Health protocols. Please consult the academic timetable for the delivery mode of classes.


  • July 12: Modified Level three. All elements of Level 3 deployed. This includes:
    • Full return to campus work schedules for all employees
    • Continuation of in-person classes following all health protocols. Please consult the academic timetable for the delivery mode of classes.


Please visit the Thrive at CBU Hub for more information on Spring/Summer class delivery options and the academic timetable.

Please keep in mind that should it become necessary for us to adjust or alter these dates to further align with the Provincial reopening plan or to scale back these dates should we need to, we will. Our decisions, as always, are made with the health, safety and well-being of our community in mind, and with direction from Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang.

As always, remember to be kind and protect each other by staying home if you are sick, wearing a mask and respecting physical distancing. You are now also able to book your vaccine and participate in asymptomatic testing at pop-up sites province-wide. Keeping our Island safe and healthy is our top concern. Regular asymptomatic testing and getting vaccinated are the best ways to help end COVID-19. By getting tested or getting your vaccine, you are eligible to enter our Capers Never Miss a Shot Contest for your chance to win one of four prizes.

We will continue to keep each other safe by working together.

Yours very truly,

David C. Dingwall

President & Vice-Chancellor