Campus Return Plan

Rapid Antigen Test kits are available for UBC students, faculty, and staff while on campus with the presentation of a UBC identification card. 
Find out more: UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

Thank you to the UBC community for your continued resilience and respect towards safety measures on campus.

This page contains useful FAQs and resources to help you. For health and COVID-19 vaccine-related guidance,
you should visit the Health guidance and vaccines section.

On this website, you can also access a range of resources for students, faculty and staff.

Don’t forget to also check out the archive of our main announcements.

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On this page:

Teaching and Learning

Research

Buildings

Getting to and from campus

Safety Planning


Teaching and Learning

  • Is UBC holding in-person classes?

    Is UBC holding in-person classes?

    Yes. UBC is conducting in-person classes. The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff remain our first priority. Here’s what you need to do to help ensure a safe environment for yourself and those around you:

    • Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and complete a daily health assessment. If you are sick, stay at home. Learn about the self-assessment tool at https://bc.thrive.health.
    • Wash your hands regularly.
    • If you are not yet vaccinated, make a plan to receive your COVID-19 vaccination and booster doses. You can learn more at https://immunizebc.ca.
    • As a reminder, in BC, free vaccines are available to students arriving from international destinations and other provinces. 
  • Are student residences open?

    Are student residences open?

    Yes. UBC Student Housing is accommodating upper-year and graduate students in our Winter Session (September to April) residences on both campuses and year-round residences in Vancouver. UBC Student Housing is also providing Winter Session accommodation for eligible first-year residents in all first-year residence communities beginning this fall, 2021.

    We recognize that many of our undergraduate students will be entering their second year, but will be part of the campus community for the first time. We have given significant consideration to this unique situation, and while we do not have the capacity to provide student housing this fall term for all second-year students we have taken steps to increase their likelihood of being offered housing. 

    For more information about the Vancouver campus, please visit the UBC Student Housing website.

    For more information about the Okanagan campus, please visit the UBCO Student Housing website.

  • What information is there to support international students?

    What information is there to support international students?

    International students are encouraged to visit the following websites for useful resources and updates:

  • Are student study spaces available?

    Are student study spaces available?

    Yes, study spaces, including informal study spaces, some library spaces, and other locations where students can find suitable space for silent and personal or quiet group studying, are available.

  • What libraries are open on campus?

    What libraries are open on campus?

    Most UBC Library branches across both campuses are now open.

    For the most up-to-date information, please visit:

Research

Buildings

Getting to and from campus

Safety Planning

  • What is UBC’s approach to COVID-19 safety planning?

    What is UBC’s approach to COVID-19 safety planning?

    UBC follows a Communicable Disease Prevention Framework in alignment with the BC Centre for Disease Control and WorkSafeBC that covers all UBC activities.

    UBC will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19, and is well placed to adjust its approach if required. 

    For further details please visit the site according to your campus: UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan.

  • Does UBC require people to do self-assessments, stay at home if they are sick, and wash their hands?

    Does UBC require people to do self-assessments, stay home if they are sick, and wash their hands?

    Yes. Effective plans combine layers of protection to keep people safe, so it is highly likely that these controls will continue to be recommended for the fall. Strategies implemented need to meet the requirements set out by both Public Health and WorkSafeBC. These measures also help to reduce the risk of other transmissible diseases including influenza (the flu) and the common cold.