Information for Students

Frequently Asked Questions

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


About COVID-19

Teaching and Learning

Health and Wellbeing

UBC Facilities and Services

Events and Graduation Ceremonies

Travel


About COVID-19

Teaching and Learning

Health and Wellbeing

UBC Facilities and Services

Events and Graduation Ceremonies

  • What is the status of UBC’s spring graduation ceremonies?

    What is the status of UBC’s spring graduation ceremonies?

    UBC has made the very difficult decision to not hold in-person spring graduation ceremonies at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. There are plans to invite graduating students to celebrate online in some way instead. Impacted students have been emailed to notify them of this change.

    UBC is committed to holding a postponed graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020, when safe to do so, that has all elements of a traditional graduation ceremony. Further details will be available at graduation.ubc.ca and graduation.ok.ubc.ca.

  • What is the status of events and large gatherings?

    What is the status of events and large gatherings?

    The Office of the Provincial Medical Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control and Ministry of Health has ordered the immediate cancellation or postponement until further notice of all events with more than 50 people in attendance. This order expires on May 30, 2020. The full text of the order is available from the Government of BC website.

    In accordance with that order, UBC has cancelled all on-campus and off-campus events until May 30, 2020, whether indoors or outdoors, that are organized by students, faculty and staff. Events at the Chan Centre are also cancelled for the time being.

    As of March 16, 2020, UBC transitioned to online classes for the remainder of the term. This applies to UBC Vancouver, UBC Okanagan and UBC Robson Square. The Keep Teaching website supports faculty in developing their own strategies to continue to meet the needs of their courses online. The website has guidance on how to prepare to offer lectures, group work and discussion, assignments and assessments online. Please visit the Keep Teaching Get Support page to learn about all the support available. UBC Okanagan faculty are also encouraged to contact the Center for Teaching and Learning.

  • What about events with less than 50 attendees?

    What about events with less than 50 attendees?

    UBC has taken the decision to cancel all on-campus and off-campus events until May 30, 2020, regardless of size. That includes indoor and outdoor events.

  • What is the status of UBC sports facilities and programming?

    What is the status of UBC sports facilities and programming?

    Athletics & Recreation has closed a number of facilities and programming. For the latest information, visit the relevant website below:

    UBC Vancouver Athletics and Recreation
    UBC Okanagan Athletics and Recreation

Travel