This year at UNBC

Fall Semester

September to December 2021

Based on the advice from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, we are preparing for a full return to on-campus education in September.

Our faculty and staff are developing plans to ensure a safe return to our campuses. The health and safety of our students and the entire UNBC community continues to be our primary focus. As these plans take shape, we will provide further updates on this site with details about what classes and labs will look like in the fall.

We know many of you are eager to return to our campuses, while others may be feeling a bit anxious. If you have any questions, please email

Student sitting at a table in UNBCSpring semester

May to August 2021

We are continuing to follow the direction we receive from public health officials. Our campuses remain open, but most of our courses during the Spring semester will be offered through alternative delivery modes. There will be some in-person instruction for selected clusters of courses and students.

Winter Semester

January to April 2021

We're following closely the direction we receive from public-health officials. While the campus remains open, most of our courses are being offered through alternative delivery modes. We continue to explore ways to offer more face-to-face instruction opportunities for selected clusters of courses and students.

Drop-in chat sessions with a student recruiter for undergraduates

Your safety, our priority

Nothing is more important than our community’s safety.

  • The majority of our faculty and staff are working remotely to ensure physical distancing and to promote a safe learning and work environment.
  • We continue to adhere to direction from public health officials.
  • We have increased our cleaning frequency.
  • We’ve introduced physical distancing protocols, re-worked room occupancy limits and more.
  • For those who do engage in in-person learning and work activities, we have safety plans and processes in place.

In short, we’re ready to act responsibly and carefully to ensure your safety.

Your shifting learning environment

Student using chemistry equipment at UNBCWe’ve had to make remarkable changes in short order to support our students’ learning experiences. But thanks to our exceptional faculty and dedicated staff, we’ve made that transition and are ready to support you. Sometimes, however, there’s no alternative to an in-person, hands-on experience. Don’t worry though; we have spacious, beautiful campuses located in uncrowded communities across the North. That, combined with leading safety protocols, means we are doing all we can to limit people’s exposure to one another so we continue to flatten the curve. You can review course schedules to see how, when and where classes will be offered. Those classes have been carefully designed to support a positive learning experience.

Campus Services

Many of our services have switched to remote support, while others are returning in modified ways to support in-person interactions when necessary. You can visit our campus status page to get the latest information.

UNBC’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

General information on Coronavirus
Information for current students
Information for future students
Information for international students
Information for faculty and employees