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.

Winter 2021 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 »

Class Exemptions

How do I know if my course is in person?

While most courses are being delivered remotely, you can view a list of Fall 2020 classes with in-person content. Winter 2021 course information will be made available in the coming weeks.

Virtual Campus Experience


Residences are open for the Fall and Winter 2020/21 terms offering accommodation and support to new and returning students.

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. Student groups, clubs, co-ops, internships, events and more remain core to U of A student experience. Learn from other students how they are adapting.

Supporting our Community

Looking for ways to connect, stay active, or cope when physical distancing protocols keep us apart? Find out more.

Our Instructors in Action

Instructors across the U of A have been learning, adapting, and working hard to give students the best learning experience possible. Here’s what they have been planning for you.