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2020 Fall Academic Semester

Whether you are starting at UPEI or resuming your studies, the 2020 Fall Academic Semester program delivery has been developed to ensure you can move forward with your academic goals.

Although COVID-19 has changed some aspects of how we teach and learn, UPEI remains committed to providing high quality education, as well as access to engaging and rewarding learning experiences online and, when possible, in person, in a safe and responsible manner. Online course delivery isn’t new to UPEI, but we are expanding our offerings to ensure students, regardless of their location, are provided with robust learning opportunities.

UPEI courses will be primarily online for the 2020 Fall Academic Semester with exceptions for in-person, on-campus instruction. These exceptions are for accredited programs in health and clinical-based programming (such as Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Psychology, and Sustainable Design Engineering), as well as for some lab-based courses in Science and performance-based programming in Arts (such as Music and Theatre).

UPEI’s Operational Ease-Back Plan, which follows public health directives on physical distancing and hygiene, will guide our operations to ensure that anyone who must come to campus can do so safely. In addition, student supports, services, and academic advising are being tailored for both remote and in-person delivery to ensure that we continue to provide an accessible learning environment for all our students.

By mid-June, the Deans of each Faculty will communicate directly with students about program delivery in their areas. Visit our Program Delivery by Faculty page to view a summary of how each Faculty is managing program delivery and for contact information.

Pre-Travel Requirements for Students Arriving/Returning to PEI

Incoming first-year, as well as returning students, who are arriving from out of the province and/or out of the country will need to follow Chief Public Health Office guidelines in order to enter Prince Edward Island. UPEI is working on a plan to support students who will be required to self-isolate for 14 days as they return to PEI. Students must complete the Pre-Travel Approval Process for Prince Edward Island 

International students are encouraged to continue to seek the most up-to-date information about visas/study permits from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The International Student Office will provide regular updates from IRCC in relation to studying at UPEI and will support students as they plan to return to Canada. Visit the International Student Office web page for more information on our services and contact information.

If students from other parts of Canada have travel questions, they are encouraged to contact Student Affairs at or 902-566-0488.

Our First-Year Experience Program, campus life advisors, residence life advisors, and international advisors are here to help you make the most of your time at university—to build friendships, create memories, and love university life!
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Due to COVID-19, UPEI "in-person" events have been cancelled or postponed until at least July 31, 2020.

For more information about UPEI's response to the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 information page that features FAQs and messages to the community.

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