U of A Anticipated Phases of Relaunch

The University of Alberta follows all updated public health measures and travel restrictions as they are announced by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Government of Canada.

Start dates for U of A activities and services will vary from the dates Alberta lifts or lessens provincial public health restrictions. Timelines for increased campus activity are based on our community’s ability to meet the new resulting public health measures, such as physical distancing and PPE in the workplace and maximum occupancies.

The implementation of new measures will likely be staggered throughout a stage, and will be announced to our community when they are applicable.

Below are the anticipated phases of relaunch for our community activities and campus services.

Read more about how the U of A’s phases of relaunch relate to Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy »

Campus Services & Activities
Phase 1
Phase 2 (Expected until at least Dec. 31, 2020)
Phase 3
Public Health Restrictions Lifted

Classes and exams

Remote delivery Hybrid delivery — primarily remote Hybrid delivery — primarily in-person Preferred delivery method
Campus buildings (including Maker Spaces) ONEcard or key access only Limited buildings open, follow faculty/building signage Select buildings unlocked and open to the public Buildings open to public

Research (including Maker Spaces)

Only approved research on campus; restricted field research Only approved research on campus; restricted field research Majority of research in regular routines — some approval processes may still apply Research in regular routines
Employees working on campus Only essential services, approved research, approved work exceptions Only essential services, approved research, approved work exceptions, including instructors and associated support staff for in-person instruction Majority of employees back on campus — some approval processes may still apply Employees in regular work environments
University travel — international and interprovincial Not permitted Not permitted Permitted according to government recommendations Lifted
Residences Open; dedicated self-isolation rooms for students, employees Open; dedicated self-isolation rooms for students, employees Open; dedicated self-isolation rooms for students, employees Open; dedicated self-isolation rooms for students, employees
Libraries Closed, except for Cameron Library computer lab Restricted occupancy in some libraries - still to be announced Restricted occupancy in some libraries Open
Retail services Closed Possibility of highly limited retail operations (i.e. Bookstore, certain food service outlets) - still to be announced Increased retail operations open, but still limited Open
Sports and recreation No sport events or competitions; gyms, pools, recreation centres, theatres and arenas closed Select sport and recreation facilities (including gyms, pools, arenas, climbing centres, theatres), events and competitions, as permitted by public health restrictions Select sport and recreation facilities (including gyms, pools, arenas, climbing centres, theatres), events and competitions, as permitted by public health restrictions Lifted
On-campus student common areas and student club spaces Closed, except Student Union Building according to public health restrictions Limited, follow faculty/building signage Open, according to public health restrictions Open
University events or gatherings on campus (students, staff or faculty) Not permitted Limited, permitted with Vice President or Dean approval. In the case of student groups, approval is given by Dean of Students Permitted according to public health restrictions Lifted
Events or gatherings on campus (general public) Not permitted Not permitted - exception given for Convocation Hall, Timms Centre, Camrose Performing Arts Centre and the Horowitz Theatre - required to follow all public health directives related to theatre spaces. Not permitted - exception given for Convocation Hall, Timms Centre, Camrose Performing Arts Centre and the Horowitz Theatre - required to follow all public health directives related to theatre spaces. Lifted