Key Update - Impact of COVID Alert Level Change

Impact of COVID Alert Level Change

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 3:10 NDT

As the province moves to Alert Level 2 on March 27, 2021, the Marine Institute will continue with a blended delivery model for degree and graduate students and a combination of in person and online delivery for diploma and technical certificate students for the Winter semester, Technical Session and Intersession 2021.

As was announced earlier this month, some cohorts of some programs will continue to be delivered entirely remotely. Other programs will be offered in blended delivery including remote classes, essential on-campus specialized labs, workshops, technical training and evaluations to ensure students can meet the academic requirements of their programs.

Each school has developed specific plans for the Technical session, Spring semester and Intersession for each program and cohort and will communicate the details directly to students via specific messaging and town halls.

A revised Academic Diary for the upcoming semesters will be forthcoming.

Students should communicate with their program chairs, refer to the Marine Institute’s COVID-19 website for updates or contact studentsupport@mi.mun.ca for any specific questions or concerns.

Students have also been advised that Winter 2021 final exams will be written online or in-person. In-person exams will be take place at the Marine Institute Ridge Road campus.  Students should check their personal exam schedule on MUN Self-Serve to confirm the date and time of their exams and where they will be written.

MI’s Dr. C. R. Barrett Library will open a limited number of bookable study spaces for students starting Monday, March 29.

Employees are encouraged to continue working from home to maintain low density level requirements, except for those who are required to be on campus to support essential on-campus activities.

Students and employees are reminded to complete the COVID-19 daily self-assessment on the MUN SAFE app before coming to campus daily and to follow all our health and safety expectations.

Students and employees can access the Ridge Road campus via the main entrance, west entrance and the cafeteria entrance but must use their key fob to gain entrance and for contact tracing.

All on-campus activity will adhere to public health measures and the Marine Institute’s environmental, health and safety plan, approved by Memorial’s Office of the Chief Risk Officer, to best ensure the physical and psychological health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.