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Fall return to campus

It's great to be back together!

A safe return to campus

UVic is thrilled to welcome new and returning students to campus. Have a safe and happy start to this new academic year.

We’re looking forward to being together on campus again in the fall! We’re planning for a full return to on-campus learning, teaching and working, following the guidance of the BC Restart plan, the provincial Return-to-Campus guidelines and the provincial health officer.

Our planning has been months in the making and is informed by well-considered guidance so that we can safely resume on-campus activities in September. Learn about UVic’s restart plan.

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Health and safety

We care about you and our community’s safety. We are following the guidance and working with the provincial health officer, provincial government and our post-secondary partners across BC to make our campus as safe as possible.

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We look forward to being back together. Learn about course delivery, campus services, supports and on-campus housing this fall.

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Faculty, librarians and staff

We look forward to returning to in-person teaching, work and research this fall and being back together on campus again. Get guidance on the transition and learn how you can set students and each other up for success.

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Campus services

Most services will be resuming regular operations in the fall, while following current health and safety guidelines.

UVic restart plan

Current step: 3

As of July 2, UVic has moved into Step 3 of our restart plan.

  • Masks recommended in indoor common areas
  • Physical distancing reduced
  • If you're sick, stay home
  • Enhanced cleaning & hygiene measures
  • Existing and transitional safety plans in place

Need help?

We know you have questions about what to expect this fall. Send us an email and we'll help you find the answers you need.

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