The Province’s Ten Universities Send Open Letter to Nova Scotia Students

On behalf of the AST community, President Neale Bennet is pleased to join the presidents of the nine other Nova Scotian universities as signatories to an Open Letter to all Nova Scotia Students. We welcome you to read the letter.

COVID-19 General Information

If you are looking for information regarding the following topics, please click on the specific link.

COVID-19 Residence (updated July 23)

COVID-19 Students (updated August 24)

COVID-19 Campus (updated July 27)

COVID-19 Events (updated April 1)

COVID-19 Library (updated August 31)

Presidents Message (updated March 24)

COVID-19 (previously known as the coronavirus) has recently been declared a pandemic according to the World Health Organization. AST is continuing to monitor the on going situation and will post new updates on this page as information becomes available.

We are communicating directly with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang and will be following any recommendations given.

AST has established a COVID-19 Response Team and will be meeting regularly to discuss this ongoing situation. AST has implemented extra cleaning as a precautionary measure to reduce the possible spread of this virus.

Precautionary Measures:
-Wash hands thoroughly for 30 seconds to two minutes.
-Cough or sneeze into your arm rather than hand. If you cough or sneeze into a tissue, dispose of it immediately. 
-Clean high touch surfaces often.
-If you have travelled outside of Canada self isolate right away. If you begin to feel sick visit: for an assement and to learn when to call 811.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is AST well supplied with proper cleaning supplies? 
    Yes, AST is well stocked with proper cleaning supplies. There are hand sanitizer dispensers installed in all campus buildings as well Lysol wipes available in the kitchen for staff and faculty to wipe down workspaces.

  • Are extra cleaning measures being implemented?
    Yes, the Facilities team is working diligently to reduce any possible spread of the virus.
  • What is happening with Summer Term 2020?
    The Faculty Council met and has decided – with the agreement of AST’s senior management – to relocate all of Summer term 2020 into the virtual environment. There will be no on-campus classes, programs, or worship at AST in Summer 2020. However, we will still have a (virtual) Summer term.

  • Who should I contact if I have concerns?
    Please contact Linda Moxsom-Skinner at or 902-496-7940.   

This email address is for any questions that students of AST would have on their accounts with us in regards to:

  • the balance of their accounts
  • the charges in their accounts such as tuition, scholarships, bursaries, student loans, etc.
  • withdrawals of bursary funds

This email address is for any questions that students of AST and residents we house would have on their accounts with us regards to:

  • the balance of their rent accounts
  • setup of payment options
  • vendor/supplier questions

For updates on COVID-19 please visit: