Limited Building Access & Hours

Effective April 9, 2021; the following information is subject to change.

Building Hours

With reduced academic, research and operational activity on campus, building hours and access are as follows:

Administration (ADM)
8 a.m. – 10 p.m. (7 days a week)

Arts (ART)
6 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Arts and Sciences Centre (ASC)
Closed to public; Salto key access only.

Creative and Critical Studies (CCS)
8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Engineering, Management and Education (EME)
Level 0, 1 & 2: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. (7 days a week)
North & South TowersL Salto key access only.

Fipke Centre (FIP)
Closed to public; Salto key access only.

Gymnasium (GYM)
Hangar Fitness: visit Recreation.
Gym: Closed to public; user key access only.


Closed to public; Salto key access only. Print materials pick-up available.

Reichwald Health Sciences Centre (RHS)
Closed to public; user key access only.

Science (SCI)
6 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

The Commons (COM)
7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. (7 days a week)

University Centre (UNC)
Level 1: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Monday to Friday); 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Level 2: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Upper Campus Health (UHC)
Closed to public; user key access only.

Study Spaces, Computer Labs & Food

  • Study Spaces: A limited number of bookable and informal spaces are available for students. See Study Spaces.
  • Bring your own devices to study areas as computer labs are closed. Information about remote access to campus computers is also available.
  • A limited number of printers are available to students on campus. See Printer Locations.
  • Classrooms are closed except for a small number being used for limited, pre-scheduled, in-person teaching activities covered by an approved Safe Work Plan.
  • See which campus food outlets are open: Food Services.


SALTO-Access Buildings

Under UBC’s current Remote Working Arrangement pilot, those who are able to work from home should do so.

Who will still have building access?

Any member of the community who already has external building access on their Salto cards will retain this access. This includes anyone with access for exempted research during the current on-campus research curtailment.

In addition, all faculty and staff will have external entrance access added to their Salto cards for Administration, Arts, Science, Arts and Sciences Centre, Creative and Critical Studies, and the Fipke Centre.

Reichwald Health Sciences Centre and Upper Campus Health building remain Salto access only.

What if I forget my Salto card or key?

Contact the Campus Security dispatch office:

  • 250-807-9236 (non-emergency number)
  • In-person: Administration Building (east side of central courtyard)

Bring a Sweater

Some low-occupancy areas may be kept at cooler temperatures because heating or cooling levels are being adjusted in spaces that have reduced occupancy. Note: areas used for exempted research activity will not be included in heating/cooling system adjustments.

Why reduce access?

The access changes will enhance security and reduce requirements for cleaning and servicing building systems, freeing up resources to concentrate on higher occupancy areas and project work. It also provides meaningful reductions in energy use.


  • The number of chairs in some spaces will be reduced to promote appropriate physical distancing.
  • Campus Security will continue to monitor all areas of campus.
  • For the status of current services provided by more than 50 faculties, departments and units on our campus, see the UBC Okanagan COVID-19 information page.