Returning to campus

We're here to welcome and support you as you come back to campus for the new academic year.


UBC is currently planning a return to on-campus activity for 2021/22 Winter Session. Courses will be primarily delivered in-person, with the expectation that students will attend on campus in September. The university is working hard with provincial health authorities to ensure campus is safe for all students, staff, and faculty.

This page will continue to be updated with important resources and announcements regarding campus safety protocols. For information about in-person learning, or how your classroom experience will look like in Term 1, keep an eye out for further updates.

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Latest updates

Get vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccinations are free for all UBC students, including international students. Visit the British Columbia government website to register for your vaccine.

If you're travelling to Canada

Coming from abroad

Before arranging any travels, check if you're eligible to enter Canada, prepare documents to support essential travel, create and submit a self-isolation plan, and know what to do upon arrival at the airport or border.

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Self-isolation support

UBC provides on-campus, self-isolation accommodation and meal packages for students travelling to UBC from outside Canada. Fee-based self-isolation accommodation packages are also available to any members of the UBC community.

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Staying safe on campus

  • Campus Safety during COVID-19
    Read and understand the campus-wide safety protocols before you start your school year in person.
  • UBC Housing COVID-19 FAQs
    If you’re living in residence, be mindful of residence rules, physical distancing and indoor safety policies, and more.
  • UBC Campus Return Plan
    Browse answers to frequently asked questions about in-person student learning, research opportunities, and safety plans.

Student support and services