Returning to campus

We're here to support you on campus for the academic year.


The health and wellbeing of the UBC community is the university's first priority. UBC is working hard with provincial health authorities to make sure the 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.

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What you need to know

Requirements for all students

  1. Complete the Vaccination Status Declaration.
  2. You’ll need your UBCcard to access some UBC buildings on weekdays after 5:00 pm and on weekends. Register for or pick up your UBCcard if you haven't already.
  3. Read and review the COVID-19 Campus Rules and the Campus Return Plan FAQ.
  4. Assess yourself daily for COVID-19 symptoms through the British Columbia self-assessment tool.
  5. Stay home if you or anyone in your household is feeling sick or ill, self-isolating due to COVID-19, or have travelled internationally in the last 14 days.
  6. Take the online health safety training through Canvas.
  7. Wear a mask if you're accessing any indoor public spaces on campus. Review the British Columbia mask mandate.
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    Get vaccinated

    If you haven't already, book an appointment or drop in to a clinic to get your COVID-19 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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