Gas disruption: information for students

Monitor uvic.ca, and for up-to-date information about conditions affecting campus operations.

Exams

In times of reduced heat at university buildings faculty, invigilators and students writing exams are reminded to bundle up with layered clothing. Exam rooms may be cooler than usual.

Leave valuables and bags at the front of the exam room.

In the event there is a campus closure:

  • For mid-term exams and assignments, the instructor may consider rescheduling the exam or make alternate arrangements. Your instructor will advise you on what arrangements will be made.
  • During the final exam period, the instructor may reschedule the examination or make alternate arrangements for evaluating the course. Students should contact their instructors for information and instructions.

Frequently asked questions

Academics and exams

I have an assignment due, presentation, etc. for a scheduled class that will be impacted by the closure. What should I do?

Contact your instructor immediately.

My exam was cancelled and it can’t be rescheduled. What do I do?

Contact your instructor for specific guidance.

UVic has officially closed, but my instructor wants to continue class/exam. What can I do?

Instructors are asked to wind down their teaching or other activities and allow their students to leave once the campus closure announcement has been made.

I have an exam scheduled for today. How do I know if it will still go ahead?

Check the uvic.ca website for any messages about campus closure and cancellation of exams.

If the information you are seeking about your exam is not available, please contact your instructor or the department offering the course.

What is the university policy/regulation regarding cancelled exams due to a university closure?

The university has procedures to deal with delays caused by extraordinary events (e.g. extreme weather, utility disruption, etc.). In the event of a campus closure:

  1. For mid-term exams and assignments, the instructor may consider rescheduling the exam or make alternative arrangements. Your instructor will advise you on what arrangements will be made.
  2. During the final exam period, the instructor may reschedule the examination or make alternative arrangements for evaluating the course. Students should contact their instructors for information and instructions.

I have a mid-term/exam scheduled for tomorrow. How will I know if it will still go ahead and when?

Check the UVic website (uvic.ca) in the morning. An announcement will be made as early as possible.

My exam/test is scheduled through the Centre for Accessible Learning. How is this impacted by a closure?

The Centre for Accessible Learning will close if the campus closes.

My class/exam is scheduled for after or during the closure. What do I do?

a) For mid-term exams and assignments, the instructor may consider rescheduling the exam or make alternative arrangements. Your instructor will advise you on what arrangements will be made.

b) During the final exam period, the instructor may reschedule the examination or make alternative arrangements for evaluating the course. Students should contact their instructor for information and instructions.


Services and buildings

What services will remain open in the event of a closure?

Services necessary for the continued operation and safety of the campus will be staffed. These include:

  • Campus Security (including Safe Walk)
  • Residence Services (CLs, RLCs)
  • Commons building – main kitchen

Other services on campus are closed.

What time will buildings be closed is there's a campus closure?

Buildings should be closed by the time indicated in the announcement from the university.

The Commons dining area will be open. Check the building doors for any posted changes to hours.

Residence Services Community Leaders (CLs) and Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs) will be on duty.

All libraries will close.

Will any food outlets be open on campus during the closure?

The Commons dining area will be open. Check the building doors for any posted changes to hours.

Will any of the libraries be open (Law, McPherson)?

The libraries will be closed.

Is CARSA open?

CARSA will close in a campus closure.

I have an appointment with an on-campus service (e.g. Counselling, Health, Academic Advising, etc.). What do I do?

Most appointments will be cancelled for the day and need to be rescheduled. Check with the office where your appointment is scheduled for further information.


Residence living

I live in residence on campus. How will the campus closure specifically impact me? Will the Commons still be open?

The Commons dining area will be open. Check the building doors for any posted changes to hours.

I live in residence and the university is closed. Do I have to leave?

You are encouraged to remain in Residence; you do not need to leave the campus unless specifically given instructions to do so by Residence Services staff. Residence Services staff will be on duty. The Commons main dining area will be available to students living in Residence.

I live in residence and need food. Is anything open?

The Commons Building will be open for each meal of the day.

Check the building doors for any posted changes to hours during the campus closure.

Is the residence front desk still open?

The Residence Front Desk will be closed. Residence Services Community Leaders (CLs) and Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs) will be on duty.