Getting ready to welcome you back on campus

UFV has been planning a safe and gradual return to campus for our community.

Health and well being are UFV’s number one priorities and the UFV plan proposes four scheduled steps that overlap with BC’s Restart plan but offer more room for flexibility, adaptation, and support. These steps and dates are based on the Restart plan, Public Health orders, and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training’s Return to Campus primer document and will continue to adapt should any of these guidelines change.


A safe and gradual return to campus


Step 1
June 15
Voluntary return: staff & academic support faculty
Step 2
July 12
50% return: staff & academic support faculty
Step 3
August 16
100% return: staff & academic support faculty
Step 4
September 7
100% return: teaching faculty


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.


What's open?
Coming to campus
Steps for returning to campus

Latest updates

  • June 10, 2021: We posted Dr. Bonnie Henry's Town Hall with student leaders for you to view. See the video »
  • June 3, 2021: UFV released more details about Return to campus plans for staff and faculty. See the updated plan » 
  • May 27, 2021: UFV Provost James Mandigo provides an update about flexible course delivery options this fall. Read the update » 
  • May 5, 2021: The government released the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Primer to help B.C.’s post-secondary institutions plan for a full return to on-campus teaching, learning and research in September 2021. The Primer provides a helpful outline of how life at UFV will look in the fall semester, including safety measures to keep everyone healthy.


Stories from the UFV community

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UFV community has come together in ways we never have before. Get inspired by the stories and initiatives as we return to campus together.

Do you have a story, event or announcement to share? Submit your news to have it included in the next edition of UFV Now, myUFV email newsletters, or the UFV event calendar.

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