Student FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following FAQs have been compiled to help UBC students during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all questions and answers for students. 

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Events and Graduation Ceremonies

  • Will there be an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021?

    Will there be an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021?

    UBC Vancouver Fall 2021 Graduation: As the public health orders and guidelines in British Columbia change in BC’s Restart Plan, and as UBC continues to resume on-campus operations, more information about Fall Graduation will be made available at www.graduation.ubc.ca this summer. Please check back for details.

    UBC Vancouver and Okanagan Spring 2021 Graduation: Virtual graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021 were held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 for UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan

    UBC’s Class of 2020: Virtual graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 were held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 for UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, and on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 for UBC Vancouver

    UBC is committed to holding an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 and the spring Class of 2021, when it is safe to do so. As we embark on planning for on-campus activities, in collaboration with public health, we will advise members of the Class of 2020 and 2021 on plans to hold an in-person graduation ceremony when we have more information. Further details will be available at www.graduation.ubc.ca and www.graduation.ok.ubc.ca.

  • What is the status of events?

    What is the status of events?

    As public health restrictions related to gatherings and events are lifted through BC’s Restart Plan, planners are encouraged to review the Public Health Order on Gatherings and Events to understand the specific details.

    Indoor events: Effective July 1, 2021, indoor organized gatherings 50 people or 50% capacity, whichever is greater.
    For example, if the venue can hold 60 people, then you can have 50. If your venue holds 500, then you can have 250.

    Outdoor events:  Effective July 1, 2021, outdoor organized gatherings 5,000 people or 50% capacity, whichever is greater. 
    For example, if the venue can hold 6,000, then you can have 5,000. If the venue holds 12,000, you can have 6,000. 

    These types of events are permitted province-wide, and apply to UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, UBC Robson Square and all UBC sites. They also apply to any in-person events and gatherings planned to be held on or off campus in British Columbia using the safety plan templates and approval processes outlined for UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. UBC events held in-person in other jurisdictions should follow local public health guidelines. 

    If you have an event (indoor or outdoor) planned with in-person components, and have any questions or are unsure of associated processes, please contact ready.ubc@ubc.ca for UBCV or ready.ok@ubc.ca for UBCO. 

    Virtual event delivery continues to be an option you may consider in your planning. Venues and bookable spaces on campus may be at varying states of opening/readiness to host larger events. 

    For more information about BC’s Restart plan, click here.

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