COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information and resources

New and future students

Winter 2021 term - online delivery

What do I need to know about learning online at UFV?

Like other post-secondary institutions in BC, all courses and assessments such as mid-term and final exams will continue to be delivered in an online format for the Winter 2021 semester. This means that you will need access to a computer and reliable internet access. Some classes will require you to be present using a video platform every week, some classes will have occasional class meetings, and some will not require a scheduled video or voice connection. For courses that do require active participation, a computer with a camera and microphone is ideal, but a phone can be used as well. A smart phone alone is not enough to be able to be successful in your courses.

We will provide more program-specific information about technology requirements in the coming weeks. We are also creating options for students who have limited access to technology or the internet. Visit this page regularly for updates.

What will happen with courses or hands-on components like labs that can’t be delivered online?

Where possible any classes that can’t be delivered online will be deferred to later semesters. If rescheduling isn’t possible, we will provide limited face-to-face instruction as long as we are able to assure the safety of our students and faculty, and adhere to directions from the Public Health Office. We will reduce the usual size of these courses and ensure adequate time between classes for cleaning and sanitizing.

How do I know I’m getting a quality education through online delivery?

March’s sudden transition to remote learning was a challenging but valuable experience that we are using to develop, evolve, and improve online learning experiences for students. Our Teaching and Learning staff are working extensively to advise and support faculty as they adapt their courses for effective online delivery.

Take a look at UFV Online, a new resource hub to help you with online learning and staying connected as you learn.

What support and opportunities for social connection are available?

Community is vital to UFV. We want you to feel supported and connected as you make your way through the term. To that end, we continue to provide support services for our students. Whether you need to speak with an academic advisor, a financial aid advisor, an enrolment assistant, an Academic Success Centre tutor, or any number of student supporters on campus, you can do so via a range of options.

Various areas are offering, and will continue to offer, online sessions, workshops, and more in order to provide you with the supports and information you need. As we look ahead, we’ll be expanding on what is available, particularly in ways to help you connect with one another.

Be sure to check out Smart Start, four training modules to set you up for a great semester, and Welcome Weeks, a series of interactive online events to help you get to know the UFV community.

Admissions

Given circumstances around COVID-19, you may be wondering if your application to UFV will be affected. Rest assured, we’re still reviewing applications and our admissions process is continuing but with some delays.

Note: The application portal offers the most up-to-date information on your application status.

Dates and deadlines

In light of COVID-19, you may be wondering if now is the right time to accept your offer to the University of the Fraser Valley. We still encourage you to accept your offer online and pay your tuition deposit so that you are able to sign up for courses when registration opens.

High school transcripts

If you’re concerned about what will happen with your end-of-year transcript, don’t worry. We are working with Provincial school districts to understand how their learning plans might affect your graduation year. We are confident that we will be able conclude the admission process based on the grades you receive and are working hard to make sure your application is evaluated fairly, even if you have faced disruptions due to COVID-19.

We encourage you to log in to the applicant portal now to make sure your application is complete and that you have authorized us to receive your high school transcript.

Questions?

In an uncertain time like this, we’re here for you. If you’d like to speak with a Student Recruiter, visit the Future Students page to sign up for a 15-minute phone call.

Press play on your education this fall

Keep learning with UFV Online and join our welcoming and supportive online community. We are here to help you make the most out of your online studies.

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