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. Before visiting campus, assess yourself daily for COVID-19 symptoms through the Thrive Health self-assessment tool.
  2. If you are ill or believe you have COVID-19 symptoms or been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, stay home. Use the Thrive Health self-assessment tool for guidance and follow the advice from Public Health.
  3. Wear a mask or face covering if you're accessing any indoor public spaces on campus.
  4. Follow relevant signage when moving around UBC campuses or worksites.
  5. You can pick up a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit if you need one, with the presentation of your UBCcard.
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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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    This information was updated on Feb 3, 2022, and may be subject to change. Get the latest updates on British Columbia's response to COVID-19.