Community Frequently Asked Questions

Are NSCAD’s March Break Camps taking place?

March Break Camps have been cancelled.

Are the Student Art Awards and Student Fashion Show going ahead?

No, they have been postponed. NSCAD has made the decision to postpone any events where 100 people or more gather out of an abundance of caution.

Is Convocation going ahead?

NSCAD has made the decision to postpone any events where 100 people or more gather out of an abundance of caution. Convocation is postponed until the fall.

Since COVID-19 I have experienced discrimination. How can NSCAD help?

NSCAD acknowledges that students from some communities have been targeted. NSCAD does not tolerate discrimination, see our Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment policy.

We encourage anyone experiencing discrimination to please visit the Office of Student Experience. Your concerns will be investigated immediately.

You may also contact the Human Rights Commission.

We encourage anyone witnessing discrimination to act on your obligation to provide a duty of care. Do not be a bystander.

Will courses offered through NSCAD Extended Studies continue?

Due to growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, public health recommendations and as a precautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, Extended Studies have cancelled all remaining Winter 2020 classes.

Will the Anna Leonowens Gallery remain open?

The Anna will be no longer be accessible for the remainder of the semester. We will continue gallery operations remotely and look forward to staying connected in this challenging moment.

Will the NSCAD library remain open?

As part of the closure of NSCAD’s three campuses, the NSCAD Library is also closed during the notice of restriction period. Library staff are working remotely, and are supporting faculty and students as they move to remote teaching. Further details at

Is the NSCAD Supply Store open?

With a state of emergency being declared in Nova Scotia, the NSCAD Supply Store will be open only to NSCAD faculty, staff and students until further notice. Additionally, it will be open by appointment only between the hours of Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A form to fill out to request an appointment will be available shortly.

Any students/faculty/staff wishing to make a purchase and pick up, should either email or call 902.494.8176 with the items you would like to purchase. We will prepare the order for you and arrange a time for you to pick it up.

Only one person will be allowed in the store at a time for pick up. It is preferred for you to call with a credit card over the phone to minimize the amount of people using the POS terminal, but if required, you can pay at the door upon pickup.

We are still working on getting the supply store website up and running, but we hope it will be ready in the near future. In the meantime, if you email or phone in an order, please give as many specific instructions as possible. Please also supply your full name and student number to ensure you get your points for the loyalty program.

We hope by offering this service we can still meet the needs of the faculty and staff holding classes remotely and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Is the Service Centre open?

The Service Centre has moved to reduced hours, effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The new hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday to Friday.

What if I feel unwell?

Those with flu-like symptoms, who have not travelled internationally to an affected region, should stay at home. Call 811 to speak with a registered nurse in Nova Scotia or see a healthcare professional if you prefer. There is also a Government of Canada COVID-19 information line at 1-833-784-4397.

To help you better understand if you need to talk to 811, please review this simple questionnaire.

Feeling anxious or stressed?

Visit NSCAD’s Wellness website to learn what services are available and how to access them.

Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167

Good2Talk Nova Scotia: 1-833-292-3698 (Professional counsellors provide free, anonymous and confidential telephone counselling to post-secondary students.)