Student FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The following FAQs have been compiled to help UBC students during the current 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 2020?

    Will there be an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020?

    Spring Graduation: A virtual spring graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 was held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, for UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan

    UBC Vancouver Fall Graduation: Due to the restrictions that remain in place for COVID-19, UBC is not permitted to hold mass in-person gatherings. We, therefore, look forward to celebrating our graduating students at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The entire UBC community is invited to join in online by visiting www.graduation.ubc.ca for more information.

    UBC is committed to holding an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 when it’s safe to bring people together again. 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?

    By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all individuals, places of work and businesses within all health regions across British Columbia must significantly reduce social interactions and travel. As such, the PHO has advised there should be no social gatherings of any size with anyone other than your household or core bubble. The order is in effect until December 7, 2020, at midnight, and applies to UBC’s Vancouver, Okanagan, Robson Square campuses, all UBC sites, and applies to any in-person events and gatherings planned to be held on or off campus in British Columbia.

    To read the full order, click here: Province-wide Restrictions

    Please reconsider whether the UBC event needs to go ahead and if so, UBC events in these areas will be required to be held virtually with only essential staff on site in-person to support the virtual event delivery and broadcast.

    If you had an event planned with in-person components during this period, and are unsure of whether the event should go ahead, or whether your COVID-19 Safety Plan requires further review, please contact ready.ubc@ubc.ca for UBCV or ready.ok@ubc.ca for UBCO.

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