UBC requires COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 
Find out more about the required COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program.

As UBC begins the 2021/22 academic year, we are excited to welcome back our students, faculty and staff. Whether you are a new or returning student, a faculty or staff member, we want to welcome you.

The last year has been challenging for so many of us, and we continue to be thankful to all those who provided key aspects of UBC teaching, learning, research and operations during this pandemic.

As we see the increased resumption of in-person teaching, learning, and research activity this fall, we are excited to see the vibrancy return to our campuses.


Get vaccinated!

We strongly recommend that all UBC community members get vaccinated before returning to campus, for those who are able. In BC, vaccines are available to everyone aged 12 and older, including incoming international students who can receive their vaccinations after arriving in Canada. You can learn more at https://immunizebc.ca. UBC is also requiring COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Effective September 7, all students, faculty and staff must complete an online, confidential declaration of their vaccination status.

British Columbia’s coordinated response

Within British Columbia, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are leading the coordinated response to COVID-19.

Learn about BC’s Restart plan and the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines.

We also encourage you to visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website for the latest information. The Government of Canada has an information line at 1 833 784 4397.