Campus Life at the U of A

As the U of A prepares to welcome students, faculty and staff back to our campuses this fall it's important to know what to expect and where to go for information you need to plan for a safe return. The U of A is excited to welcome first and second year students to campuses for the first time, and to welcome back students, faculty and staff to experience the most out of campus life.

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Campus Health & Safety

We’re closely following public health measures and cleaning standards, but if you are coming to campus, we need your help to minimize any risks. Here's what you need to know if you're planning on coming to a U of A campus:

What you need to know about visiting campus this fall

Need to Know for Fall 2021

While the balance in course delivery between in-person and online will vary from faculty to faculty, and campus activities may vary this fall, overall approximately 80% of U of A courses are planned to be offered in-person and 20% planned to be offered online. Whether you are a student or instructor, what do you need to know to succeed online? Below you will find links to information on everything from virtual advising to computing requirements to online student services.

How We Deliver Online Learning

Online and remote learning is not new to the U of A but we know that it may be new to you. Check out tips for success and find out more about the various online platforms that your instructors may be using to deliver your courses. 

For more information go to IST Learning Remotely »

Preparing for Exams

At the University of Alberta, our students and instructors share the goal of completing a successful exam. Working together, all members of our university community can feel comfortable and confident going into the final exam season.

While we are mostly online, any student who experiences a challenge - whether it’s technical or brought on by the pandemic - should contact their instructor as soon as possible. They’re here to help. Students can also always reach out to their faculty office as well as the Office of the Dean of Students if they need any help navigating the available supports and services.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning, as well as the IST eClass team, are here to help our instructors with all their online assessment needs too.

Working Remotely

Remote teaching and learning

Find resources for teaching and learning online:

Online presentations

Academic Support and Resources

Find resources and supports available for U of A students including advising, academic concerns, experiential learning, and more.



Explore library resources like online research help, computer access, and curbside pickup.

Virtual Campus Experience

Virtual Campus Experience

Experience the U of A North Campus through our 360-degree videos.

Stay Active Stay Well

Stay Active, Stay Well with Campus & Community Recreation

We're bringing you resources and workouts you can use while you're at home.

Find out more on Campus & Community Recreation

Your Student Experience

A full university experience extends far beyond the classroom. Even if you are learning remotely, you still have opportunities to connect with classmates, learn from world-renowned experts, and engage in social interactions, but in a new way.

Read about how other students are adapting and balancing study, work and play at the U of A.