Return to campus

Safety guidelines for coming to campus

This information is subject to change based on Public Health Officer orders and guidelines. Check back often.


 Do your daily health check

 Required Fall 2021

Before you come to UFV, do a health check. Don't come to campus if you're sick.



Stay home if you're sick

 Required Fall 2021

You don't need a doctor's note, but you do need to submit this Student declaration of absence form to your instructor.


Follow specific guidelines

 Required Fall 2021

The courses you take and campus spaces you access may have specific safety protocols in place.



 Be prepared to wear a mask

 Mandatory starting August 25

Wearing masks is now mandatory for all UFV indoor public spaces. This aligns with new health & safety measures released on Sep 3.

See more about UFV mask guidelines »


Wash your hands

 Always recommended

Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to keep germs from spreading. If you don't have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.


Proof of vaccination

Classes, labs, shops & cafeterias

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend in-person classes, seminars or tutorials, or other educational settings on UFV campuses (shops, labs, etc.)

Proof of vaccination is not required to access on-campus cafeterias.

Students living in
on-campus housing

Proof of first vaccination will be required through the BC Vaccine Card by September 23 and full vaccination by Oct. 24. UFV recognizes that a transition period beyond September 7 may be needed for students arriving from outside BC and Canada in order to access vaccinations and obtain a BC Vaccine Card. Further information will be provided in the coming week.

Students participating in off-campus activities

UFV students who are required to follow all regulations of the external partner when participating in off-campus activities (for example medical clinical placements) will require proof of partial vaccination with one dose by September 13 and full vaccination seven days after dose two by Oct. 24.


Students, faculty and staff using UFV gyms and recreational facilities will require proof of partial vaccination (one dose) by September 13 and proof of full vaccination seven days after dose two by Oct. 24.

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)

33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC

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The University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with what they refer to as S'olh Temexw (Our Sacred Land); therefore, we express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.

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