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Return to Campus: At-a-glance

Operations are changing quickly as we respond to public health orders and plan for increased activity on campus. Below is a brief guide to support members of the UBCO community.


Teaching and academics

Effective: September 1, 2021

Teaching & Learning
In-person and blended learning for Winter Session, Term 1, in September.
Classroom Technologies for Fall 2021 Courses

Study Spaces
Bookable and informal spaces available; visit Library.

Internships and Co-op Placements
Permitted, following public health guidelines.


Student services

Effective: September 1, 2021

Academic and Registration Support
Advisors are available for both in-person and virtual appointments.

Health and Wellness Clinic
Clinic and counselling services are available in-person or remotely by appointment.

Residences
Open, with COVID-19 residence rules. Self-isolation accommodation available. Visit UBCO Student Housing.

Other Student Services
Additional student services and supports.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows
Visit College of Graduate Studies.


General services

Effective: September 1, 2021

Library
Open; visit Library.

IT Services
Submit online tickets to IT Helpdesk or call 250-807-9000. Visit the IT Return to Campus webpage for support with your technology needs.

Food Services
See what’s open.

Fitness and recreation
Visit Recreation for available activities.


Working

Effective: September 1, 2021

Return to campus
Faculty and staff responsible for in-person teaching, learning, student support and other activities for the 2021/22 Winter Session are returning to campus as required. Work is being completed under the COVID-19 UBC Safety Planning Framework.


Research

Effective: June 23, 2021

On-campus
On-campus research and scholarly activity is currently managed at the Faculty level. Any changes to on-campus and in-person research will be aligned with BC’s Restart Plan and Provincial Health guidelines.

Fieldwork
Permitted, following process at the Faculty level. Visit Fieldwork.

In-person research involving human participants
Consult the Office of Research Ethics website for the latest guidance and updates. Contact the UBCO-Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB) for specific consultations.


Events

Effective: August 23, 2021

Status
Effective August 23, 2021, Interior Health has implemented further restrictions in Interior Health. Planners are encouraged to review the Regional Health Order on Events and Gatherings. Visit Status of Events for more information.

For more information on what types of bookings require a Safe Event Plan and a list of approved in-person Okanagan campus events, see Bookings and Events.


General operations

Effective: September 1, 2021

Building access
Regular building access resumes September 8, 2021.

Deliveries
See Campus Mail and Central Receiving.

Construction projects
Ongoing.