2020/21 Winter Session

During the 2020/21 Winter Session (Sept 2020 – April 2021), the UBC Faculty of Arts will primarily offer larger classes online with selected smaller classes conducted in-person, adhering to physical distancing and other public health requirements.

The method of instruction offered during the Winter Session will not be the same for everyone. The format will depend on several factors, including your program and the classes you have chosen.

More details about the format of instruction for each program in Winter Term 2 will be provided at a later date, and will continue to prioritize student health and safety.

Online Programs in Winter Term 1

The following undergraduate programs will be offered fully online:

Students in these programs will not need to be on campus, in Vancouver or even in Canada for the 2020 Winter Session.

Online and In-Person Programs in Winter Term 1

The following programs that rely on location-specific facilities will have some in-person, on-campus learning components (adhering to physical distancing and health requirements):

Students planning to take courses in these programs will need to consider in-person attendance components and can reach out to individual programs for more information.

Students will also need to complete a mandatory COVID-19 Student Safety Training course before returning to campus. The course takes 10-15 minutes to complete and is delivered on Canvas.

For up-to-date information on UBC’s health and safety measures, please visit https://covid19.ubc.ca/

Detailed Departmental Course Delivery in Winter Term 1

The following departments and programs offer more in-depth information about how their courses in Winter Term 1 will be delivered online:

Cross-Faculty Studies

If you are taking a double major, minor, or dual degree with a program delivered outside the Faculty of Arts (e.g. Science, Land and Food Systems, Applied Science etc.), contact that faculty to see if that program will be delivered online.

Graduate Studies

If you are a UBC student in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Visit this dedicated page for up-to-date information related to funding, assessments, dissertations, and housing.


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