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Getting ready to welcome you back on campus

UFV has been planning a safe and gradual return to campus for our community.

Health and well being are UFV’s number one priorities and the UFV plan proposes four scheduled steps that overlap with BC’s Restart plan but offer more room for flexibility, adaptation, and support. These steps and dates are based on the Restart plan, Public Health orders, and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training’s COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines and will continue to adapt should any of these guidelines change.


A safe and gradual return to campus


UFV Step 1
June 15
Voluntary return: staff & academic support faculty
UFV Step 2
July 12
50% return: staff & academic support faculty
UFV Step 3
August 16
100% return: staff & academic support faculty
Now in
UFV Step 4
September 7
100% return: teaching faculty


At every step, UFV will adhere to and align with the Public Health Office (PHO), WorkSafe BC, and Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training (AEST) guidelines and health and safety protocols.


Latest updates

  • October 6, 2021: Vaccine mandate for provincial employees does not apply to UFV employees. Read the details »
  • September 29, 2021: New health orders issued September 28 regarding gatherings do not apply to classes and educational activities on UFV Campuses. Read the update »
  • September 22, 2021: Mask safety zones or clear barriers established in classrooms. Read the update »
  • September 8, 2021: As part of UFV's Safe Return to Campus plan, we have updated our Cleaning protocols.
  • September 7, 2021: UFV moves into Return to Campus Step 4 - Masks are mandatory in all UFV indoor public spaces. Vaccination proof required for student housing and some discretionary activities. Learn about new health orders »
  • August 26, 2021: We updated the following guidelines: ‌Daily self-assessment health checks, Confirmed or suspected case on campus, and Communicable disease prevention plan. Review the updated documents on the Safety plans and guidelines page.
  • August 18, 2021: UFV will be hosting Fraser Health pop-up walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses beginning Monday, August 23. Everyone 12+ is welcome. Find times, locations and details »

Stories from the UFV community

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UFV community has come together in ways we never have before. Get inspired by the stories and initiatives as we return to campus together.

Do you have a story, event or announcement to share? Submit your news to have it included in the next edition of UFV Now, myUFV email newsletters, or the UFV event calendar.

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