Marine Institute COVID-19 Information and Updates

COVID 19 Information Hub
Current Status:

Memorial University, including the Marine Institute, continues to follow the most up-to-date advice provided by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada on COVID-19 response.

Key Updates:



  • The Fall 2020 exam schedule has been updated on MUN Student Self Service with exam locations and times at the Marine Institute campus for Marine Engineering and Nautical Science students. For students writing in other locations, there will be direct communication from your school.


  • The Marine Institute will continue to operate in a primarily remote teaching and learning environment for the winter 2021 semester. Any on-campus activity will occur in a measured and safe manner, adhering to the provincial government’s COVID-19 Alert Level System and aligning with provincial public health directives. MI will communicate directly with students enrolled in courses with on-campus activities in winter 2021.



  • MI to Offer Remote Program Delivery for Fall 2020 The Marine Institute will welcome new and returning students to a primarily remote teaching and learning environment for the fall semester. Full in-person, on-campus courses will not resume before January 2021.


  • MI Welcomes New and Returning Students with MI Start Up The MI Start Up provides new and returning students with the supports, resources, contacts and advice for a successful start to the Fall 2020 semester and beyond. MI Start Up kicks off Sept 8 with a series of virtual orientation events and with more online sessions and opportunities for you to connect to the MI community throughout this semester. Get started today


  • MI Launches MI Journey to Prepare New Students The MI Journey is a transition program to help new students start their remote learning experience with MI this fall. Access resources that will help you to seamlessly integrate into the MI community along with tools and information you will need to start online learning.


  • Non-Medical Face Masks Mandatory Beginning Aug. 24 Since early July, Memorial has strongly encouraged wearing non-medical masks while on campus. Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 masks must be worn in public indoor spaces in Newfoundland and Labrador as issued in a special measures order by Newfoundland and Labrador’s Chief Medical Officer. Therefore, non-medical masks will be mandatory beginning on Monday for Memorial faculty, staff, students and visitors.