Campus Life at the U of A

COVID-19 has affected people, communities, and organizations across the world. Like everywhere else, campus life at the U of A is different right now. All of us are adapting to new ways of learning, connecting and communicating. Knowing what to expect and where you can go for the information you need is an important first step.

We want to help you make the most of this new experience.

Latest Updates

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

Most classes are being delivered remotely and online, with small group in-person learning where possible and necessary for program completion. 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.

Class Exemptions

How do I know if my course is in person?

Find information about in-person courses for the following terms:

Virtual Campus Experience


Residences continue to offer accommodation and support to new and returning students. Applications are now open for Spring/Summer and Fall 2021.

Virtual Campus Experience

Virtual Campus Experience

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

Online presentations

Academic Support and Resources

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


Academic Advising

Contact a faculty advisor for help with any aspect of your academic journey, from degree selection to career planning, and everything in between.



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

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.