Campus Life in Fall 2020

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.

Need to Know

In Fall 2020, most classes will be 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. To prepare for the fall, check out tips for success and find out more about the various online platforms that your instructors may use to deliver your courses. 

For more information go to IST Learning Remotely »

Class Exemptions

How will I know if my course is in person?

While most courses are being delivered remotely for Fall 2020, you can now view a list of those that have in-person content.

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.

Stay Active Stay Well

Stay Active, Stay Well with Campus & Community Recreation

We're working to bring 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 will 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

This summer, instructors across the U of A are learning, adapting, and  working hard to give students the best learning experience possible. Here’s what they are planning for you.