Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
St. Francis Xavier University

Hurricane Fiona FAQ

What you need to know about returning to StFX after Hurricane Fiona

Please note the below informaiton is being updated as new information becomes available. Be sure to check back often for the latest updates.

If you do not see answers to your questions below, please contact studentservices@stfx.ca

 

Return To Classes

When do classes resume?

Classes will resume, Wednesday September 28 at 8:15 am. Students are asked to check their e-mails from instructors for information specific to their courses. 



I am a nursing student. With the damage to MSB, will I still have classes?

Yes. All classes will be delivered in-person (unless explicitedly indicated to students by instructors) beginning Monday, October 3rd. 

Classes, lab, simulation experiences and clinical will resume Monday at the same scheduled time; however, classes scheduled for room M147 and the bed lab will be relocated to St. Ninian’s Place (directly behind the Cathedral). PLEASE NOTE THESE CLASSES WILL CONTINUE AT THE SAME TIMES AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED. 

Camden Hall is not affected. Classrooms in Camden Hall (for example, S225, C117, and the Simulation Center} remain operational for instruction as before the storm. Please be watching your StFX emails for further information.

Of note, some faculty, nurse educators and staff (those with offices in Marguerite Hall) shall be relocated temporarily to International House (on West Street near the RCMP building and Skate Park).  For more information, please contact your professor(s). 

 

 

Students In-Need Information

We appreciate not all students may have access to power, heat, hot water or even housing in some instances. Below are some resources to help. Please be aware that all campus facilities (except for Marguerite Hall) are accessible and have resumed full operations as of Wednesday, September 28, providing opportunity for charging devices or a safe place to rest.

  • Students in need of housing: StFX is currently working with municipal and provincial governments to secure housing options for students who have been displaced. Students who are in need of short term or longer term accommodations due to Hurricane Fiona, please contact studentservices@stfx.ca.
  • Showers: The Amelia Saputo Center shower facilties are available for students and the general public to access hot showers should they need. Please ensure to check in at the pool desk.
    • Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM, 7 days a week. (*note: closed for Sept 30 in recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day)
  • Food for off-campus students is available in Kevin’s Corner, inside the Student Union Food Resource Centre located in Bloomfield.
    • Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday to Friday (*note: closed for Sept 30 in recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day)
  • Students in need of clean, dry clothing can check out the Pride Qlothing Drive next to Kevin’s Corner, inside the Student Union Food Resource Centre located in Bloomfield.
    • Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday to Friday (*note: closed for Sept 30 in recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day)
  • In addition to the usual campus gathering places such as Mulroney Hall and Bloomfield, students are reminded that Wellspring is available as a quiet space to study and relax. Hours:
    • Thursday 9-5pm
    • Friday: 12-3pm
    • Saturday 12-3pm
    • Sunday 12-3pm
  • The Province has launched a new website where Nova Scotians can now apply for financial assistance in the aftermath of hurricane Fiona. For more information: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20220929002

 

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