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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.

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

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.


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.


Effective: June 23, 2021

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.

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.


Effective: September 17, 2021

Events are being delivered virtually and in-person, guided by provincial and regional health orders. Visit Status of Events at UBC for more information. For event booking details on the Okanagan campus, visit Bookings and Events.

General operations

Effective: September 1, 2021

Building access
Regular building access resumes September 8, 2021.

See Campus Mail and Central Receiving.

Construction projects