Student FAQs

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.

Welcome to all our new and returning students.

This page contains a range of useful FAQs, links and This page contains a range of useful FAQs, links and resources to support you during the 2021/22 Winter Session. There is a whole host of information on various university websites and you are encouraged to visit your own Faculty website for specific details about your program.

You might want to visit the Returning to Campus website, provided by Student Services. There is also useful information specific to UBC Okanagan. If you are a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, you can find additional resources here: UBC Vancouver, UBC Okanagan.

If you’re looking for information about UBC’s plans for a return to campus, visit the Campus Return Plan section of this website. For health and COVID-19 vaccine-related guidance, you should visit the Health guidance and vaccines section.

Below are some additional FAQs specifically for students. While we cannot answer every question you may have, we have done our best to cover the main areas you might be interested in. These FAQs are updated regularly. Don’t forget to also check out the archive of our main announcements.

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Teaching and Learning

Research

Financial Support and Resources

Getting to and from campus

Health and Wellbeing

Buildings

UBC Facilities and Services

Events and Graduation Ceremonies

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Teaching and Learning

Research

Financial Support and Resources

Getting to and from campus

Health and Wellbeing

Buildings

UBC Facilities and Services

Events and Graduation Ceremonies

  • What is the status of events?

    What is the status of events?

    Events at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan are permitted in line with public health restrictions as well as in accordance with UBC policies. Please note: New restrictions for organized indoor events and seated activities such as sports, workshops, concerts and movies are in place in BC from December 22, 2021 to February 16, 2022, and not all events are currently permitted.

    As public health restrictions related to gatherings and events are lifted through BC’s Restart plan, you are encouraged to review the Provincial Health Order on Gatherings and Events to understand the specific details. Regional Health Orders related to gatherings and events are in place in Northern Health

    The Provincial Health Order on Gatherings and Events order includes specific details about where proof of vaccination is required. Event planners are required to include plans for checking for proof of vaccination of event participants, where applicable, based on the type, scope and nature of the event, and include information in their safety planning. In Vancouver and the Okanagan, proof of vaccination is required for non-educational indoor activities, regardless of number of participants.

    If you would like to know more, or if you are an event planner, more information is available in a toolkit for event planners on the UBC Ceremonies and Events website.

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