COVID -19 (Coronavirus) Information

Acadia Divinity College established this website as the primary resource for students, faculty and staff for information and updates regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

We are working closely with Acadia University and their Pandemic Response Team in monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and working in partnership with all relevant authorities. Our goal is to help our university community be safe, comfortable, and productive.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we rise to the challenges of this global health emergency.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah


– Psalm 46

ADC Operational Change Log

Last Updated March 22, 2020

Winter 2020 Courses – All Acadia Divinity College courses are continuing in an online only format.

Spring 2020 Courses – All spring courses requiring travel have been cancelled. Other intensive courses will continue in online only format.

Acadia University Classes – All Acadia University classes and labs are suspended from March 16 – 20. All in-person classes are cancelled from March 23 – April 3. The examination period will continue; however, there will not be any in-person examinations. Students will be informed by faculty how the evaluation for their courses will be adapted by March 20, but adjustments may include:

  • take-home exams (due the end of the exam as previously scheduled by the Registrar’s Office);
  • additional assignments instead of a final examination;
  • evaluating based on work completed to date.

ADC Chapel – Students, faculty and staff are invited to a time of gathering and prayer Wednesdays from 11:45 am – 12:30 pm via Zoom. Check your email for connection information.

Acadia Divinity College Student Association (ADCSA)– All ADCSA events have been cancelled for the remainder of the term.

Commissioning Service and Supper 2020 – Acadia Divinity College’s 2020 Commissioning Service and Supper have been postponed.

Spring Convocation 2020 – Acadia’s Spring Convocation ceremonies have been postponed.

2020 George Rawlyk Memorial Lecture – ACBAS – The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies’s 2020 Rawlyk Lecture scheduled March 31, 2020, has been postponed.

Acadia Divinity College Building – As of 4:15 pm on March 20, 2020, the ADC building is closed until further notice. Faculty and staff of Acadia Divinity College are working from their homes. Classes will continue virtually.

Acadia University Campus – The Acadia Campus is closed to the general public until further notice. Exceptions are in place for those arriving to transport students or deliver goods. As of March 18, 2020, non-essential employees have been advised to work from home as soon as possible and practical, once they have Dean and Executive Director approval. Students who remain on campus will continue to have access to services, though modified and limited.

As of March 20, 2020, the only building open on campus for Acadia students is the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre. This building is accessible from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Students will need their Acadia ID card to get access. The University reminds everyone to respect social distancing.