Page updated: Sept 04, 12 pm.
The University of the Fraser Valley is committed to three key themes for your safe return to university in September.
- Health — your health and safety are UFV’s number one priority
- Quality — you will receive an excellent education regardless of delivery method or model
- Certainty — you will have certainty about how education and services will be delivered
To keep these promises, we’ve made some changes. We're asking you to read the following online guide carefully before you come to campus, so you will know what to before you come to campus, when you arrive on campus, and if you become sick while you're here.
Do you need to come to campus?
Nearly all your learning will take place online this fall. You’ll also be able to access many learning supports and services at a distance. For example, your instructor may set up online office hours, or you could connect with a peer tutor via video call. See the UFV Online website to learn more about how online learning will look.
It might be necessary for you to be on a UFV campus if:
- You’re in a course that requires a face-to-face component, such as a lab.
- You need additional learning support or to access a service.
- You have an on-campus practicum or job.
- You need more resources to help with your online learning (a safe study space, stable internet connection, digital tools, etc.)
Before you come to campus
Watch this video
It will give you a great preview of some of the key changes you'll experience on campus as well as the guidelines you'll be asked to follow.
Monitor your health
Please stay home if you have any cold, flu, or COVID-19-like symptoms. Use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to find out if you need further assessment for COVID-19 testing and whether you should self-isolate
If you're sick and you’re scheduled to be in a face-to-face learning activity, submit this Student declaration of absence form to your instructor within 48 hours and work together on a plan for how you can make up the class, lab, or activity.
Pre-book your visit
First, check the ‘Status of Services and Events’ page to see what’s open and the best way to get in touch with university team-members. If possible, make an appointment to avoid a long wait or crowded spaces.
When you arrive on campus
Leave your name & contact info
You may be asked to sign in when you access a room or learning space. This is to allow for contact tracing if another student or employee is diagnosed with COVID-19. Your information will be kept in a private record for at least two weeks.
Keep your visit short
Many of us are looking forward to the day when we can learn, engage, and socialize with each other on campus again. Until that’s possible, please come to campus only if necessary and leave again as soon as your class or activity is finished. It’s important to keep the number of people on campus as low as possible. (And remember that student services and activities are still available at a distance.)
If you become sick while you're on campus
If you start to develop symptoms such as cough or fever, leave campus right away. If you’re in a class or lab, please let your instructor know about your symptoms. If you’re feeling too sick to get home on your own, you can request first aid assistance by calling security at 1-855-239-7654.
Once home, use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to find out if you need further assessment for COVID-19 testing and follow any instructions you receive from public health officials.
If you test positive for COVID-19, it’s very important that you inform Student Affairs at email@example.com and Risk & Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info on how a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus will be handled, please see the confirmed case on campus guideline.
Thank you for cooperating fully with these guidelines. Please be aware a non-compliance process has been developed to ensure everyone does their part to keep our campuses safe.