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.


UBC’s Required COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program

Starting September 7, all students, faculty and staff must complete an online, confidential declaration of their vaccination status.

Disclose your vaccination status


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

You’ll need to follow public health orders if you’re coming from outside of Canada.

Travelling to Canada guide

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 options

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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UBC Quarantine Bursary

The UBC Quarantine Bursary is a one-time needs-based bursary to support UBC students who do not meet current federal exemptions for mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

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Getting support during self-isolation

If you have questions or concerns while you are in self-isolation, you can request support through an Off-Campus Self-Isolation Ambassador or email us at

Get off-campus isolation support

Staying safe on campus

Your health and safety is our first priority as we welcome the UBC community back to campus.

Campus Safety during COVID-19

Read and understand the campus-wide safety protocols before you start your school year in person.

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UBC Campus Return Plan

Browse answers to frequently asked questions about in-person student learning, research opportunities, and safety plans.


UBC Housing COVID-19 FAQs

If you’re living in residence, be mindful of residence rules, physical distancing and indoor safety policies, and more.


Transit safety in fall

If you’re commuting to campus, learn about BC Transit’s current safety plans and service levels to campus this fall, as well as other types of transportation.


Student support and services

Bookmark these important resources that can help guide you through your university journey.