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COVID-19 updates and resources

Welcome to Mount Royal University. Whether you are new to MRU or coming back — online or on campus — we’re committed to an exceptional post-secondary educational experience.

Your experience will be different, for sure, due to COVID-19. But what won’t be different is a caring campus community coming together — in person or virtually — to learn and work together.

Whether you’re a student, faculty or staff member or a member of the public, this website will help you learn more about the year ahead.

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Important updates


In fall 2020, the Office of Institutional Research and Planning surveyed students and employees to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on the campus community. View the aggregate findings here.

Spring/Summer 2021 classes

The Spring/Summer 2021 Semesters will primarily be delivered using alternative delivery methods with limited exceptions as outlined by the Spring/Summer 2021 in-person courses list. Please review the list for courses that have components that will require in-person attendance, and refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for in-person classes if it applies to you.

Fall 2021 classes – updated March 4, 2021

Mount Royal intends to offer as many courses and services as possible in person and within public health guidelines. You will see details about in-person delivery when you register. Final decisions on course delivery will depend on pandemic recovery and be communicated to all students.

As well, with the pandemic, some students may need to continue to study remotely. Decisions will be made on what courses will be available for remote learning.

The following dates are changed for Winter 2021
First day of Winter semester classes Jan. 11, 2021
Last day to adjust registration (Drop/Add) for Winter semester with tuition refund (less deposit) Jan. 19, 2021
Full fees for Winter semester due Jan. 19, 2021
Reading week (remains the same) Feb. 16 – 19, 2021
Winter final examination schedule posted Feb. 23, 2021
Formal evaluation feedback accounting for not less than 25% of total final grade communicated to students March 22, 2021

Last day to withdraw from courses in the Winter semester with an award of “W” grade(s)

NOTE: if the course falls within unusual start/end dates, then the withdrawal date will be the last day of that specific class

April 13, 2021
Last day of Winter semester classes April 13, 2021
Winter semester final examination period April 15 – 26, 2021