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 initiative to return staff to campus will resume in the new year, based on public health directives and COVID alert levels.



    • The Winter 2021 semester at the Marine Institute campus will remain remote for all theoretical components. However, most programs including significant practical requirements will be offered in a blended format with essential, hands-on labs and training held on-campus, with appropriate health and safety measures in place. Details regarding the delivery of programs will be provided via further school specific updates and Town Halls.


    • 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 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.