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COVID-19 vaccination

On Monday, August 23, the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia announced that students must provide proof of vaccination to live in on-campus housing. This change is being implemented at the University of the Fraser Valley to ensure the health and safety of our community.

All students moving in or currently living in Baker House need to receive their first dose of a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine and submit vaccination documents by September 7.

Students moving in after September 7, must receive their first dose of a Health Canada, or World Health Organization approved vaccine and submit vaccination documents before moving in. All in-suite students must inform UFV of their initial dose no later than September 13th.

All students must also get their second dose of an approved vaccine and submit vaccination documents by October 24 – the recommended interval by public health officials in British Columbia.

Frequently asked questions

Why are vaccinations mandatory in student housing?

Are both the first and second vaccines required?

What proof of vaccination will be accepted?

How can I submit my proof of vaccination?

Does the type of vaccine matter?

Does the mandatory vaccine policy also apply to staff?

Can I move in if my first vaccine appointment is booked after my move-in date?

Are there exceptions to the mandatory vaccine policy?

Will Housing Operations turn students away if they cannot show proof of vaccination upon arrival?

Will you let me know if my roommate is vaccinated?


Living in student housing during COVID-19

Do I have to wear a mask while living in on-campus housing?
The Public Health Officer in BC has declared that face masks are mandatory in all public indoor setting for people who are 12 and older. When in Baker House you are required to wear a non-medical mask in all common areas such as hallways, lounges, study rooms, laundry rooms and elevators.

Will external guests be allowed?
At this time no external guests will be permitted. This policy will change once the provincial health orders change and everyone living in the building is vaccinated.

Can my friends who live in the building visit me?
Yes, a maximum of 2 internal guests are permitted to visit you at the same time.

Will events and programing still happen?
Unless provincial health orders change, we will continue to host small group events and programs in the building. External guests will not be permitted at our events.

For more information on Return to Campus, please click here.

At every step, UFV will adhere to and align with the Public Health Office (PHO), WorkSafe BC, and Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training (AEST) guidelines and health and safety protocols.


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