Student Responsibilities

All Acadia University students are encouraged to prepare themselves for emergency situations. Information on how to prepare is provided in our Related Links section.

SEASONAL INFLUENZA & H1N1 SHARE THE SAME SET OF SYMPTOMS

 Fever and/or cough and one or more of the following:

  •  Unusual tiredness
  •  Headache
  •  Muscle or joint aches
  •  Sore throat
  •  Vomiting and diarrhea in children <5yrs.

 If you are ill with influenza-like symptoms, please:

  • Do not attend the Student Health Clinic or local health clinics and physician offices unless symptoms worsen
  • Remain at home and avoid attending classes or other group activities until you are symptom-free, feeling well and able to resume normal day-to-day activities.
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Contact the Registrar's Office (registrar@acadiau.ca) should you be unable to attend classes
  • Advise your Resident Assistant (RA) or the Residence Life Office (residencelife@acadiau.ca) if you are a student living in residence and are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
  • Most people will begin to feel better after a few days. 

 Note: Individuals who are at increased risjk for complications from influenza, such as weakened immune systems, breathing or heart conditions, should watch their symptoms closely and see a health care practicioner if they worsen. It is important that pregnant women speak to a health care practicioner if they develop influenza-like symptoms.

 In the event campus activities or events (including classes and other group activities) are cancelled or postponed, students are expected to:

  • Maintain contact with Acadia University through our main Web Site or Pandemic Information Web site to determine the status of campus activity and establish when you are able to return.
  • Listen for updates via public service announcements on local radio stations.

Once a resumption of campus activity has been announced, students are expected to:

  • Resume your normal schedule if free from flu-like symptoms.
  • Contact the Registrar's Office (registrar@acadiau.ca) should you be unable to attend classes.