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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.

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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.

We’re working to make it as easy as possible for you to get the information and support you need so you can reach your goals and stay healthy.

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

MRU will continue delivering most classes online during the Spring and Summer 2021 semesters, with some exceptions. Like past semesters delivered by alternative format, the list of on- and off-campus exceptions requiring in-person components will be posted by the Office of the Registrar in the first week of March.


Fall 2021 classes

Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, a decision has not been made yet regarding delivery for Fall 2021 semester. We hope to be able to communicate this to you by late April.

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