Updates for Students

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending January 15

    January 15, 2021

    Enhanced safety measures still in place; check-in when on campus; tracking COVID-19 on campus; required safety eCourse; masks are mandatory

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending January 8

    January 08, 2021

    Continuation of temporary safety measures, post graduation work permit extensions, travel reminders and updates, the start of Winter 2021 classes, are all included in the first COVID-19 digest of 2021.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending December 18

    December 18, 2020

    Required campus safety course for Winter 2021; start of term guides; what’s open during holiday season; Butterdome is a care centre contingency plan; and this is the last COVID-19 info digest of 2020.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending December 11

    December 11, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: U of A impacts from province-wide measures; temporary on-campus research ramp down; studying is a ‘social gathering’; Library Curbside Pickup winter closures; HR support

  • COVID-19 U of A Community Update

    December 09, 2020

    Only critical services and activities on campus; temporary on-campus research ramp down; Cameron Library advance bookings; on-campus recreation closed; Residences are open; campus dining and retail; U of A Botanic Garden open, and Luminaria continues.

  • New Provincial COVID-19 Measures & Impact on the U of A Community

    December 08, 2020

    Today, the Government of Alberta announced new, stronger province-wide public health restrictions. These measures will impact all of those in Alberta, including the U of A community. The new measures are expected to be in place until at least Jan. 4, 2021. Additional U of A details will be available tomorrow (Dec. 9).

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending December 4

    December 04, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: COVID-19 increases on campus; enforcement during COVID-19; mask use FAQ; and, important reminders for travelling international students.

  • Safety Measures and Enforcement during COVID-19

    December 01, 2020

    Community and campus safety are a shared responsibility. Our primary focus is on educating and informing community members and visitors of the safety measures needed to keep our community safe during the pandemic.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 27

    November 27, 2020

    Delayed start for Winter 2021 term; new provincial COVID-19 measures; new temporary measures for on-campus research, and other updates to campus and community activities as a result of enhanced safety measures.

  • Delayed Start for Winter 2021 Term

    November 26, 2020

    In order to continue to adapt and support the university community, we have made an important decision to delay by one week the start date for the Winter 2021 term.

  • New Provincial COVID-19 Measures & the U of A

    November 24, 2020

    Today, Alberta’s Premier announced that the province will be implementing enhanced public health restrictions to help reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 within the province. As we have throughout the pandemic, the U of A community will do all that we can to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 20

    November 20, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: contact tracing on U of A campuses; how pay works during required self-isolation due to COVID-19; updated Return to Campus Plan template; updated approval process for on-campus events; keep doing your part for health & safety.

  • Contact tracing on U of A campuses

    November 18, 2020

    Both Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the University of Alberta have recently updated their contact tracing processes.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 13

    November 13, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: new provincial restrictions; clarification regarding U of A singing, dance, and theatre activities; remote work during winter semester; a new email address to contact the triage team; and, mask updates: three layers, styles, and student exemption procedures

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 6

    November 06, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: additions to the list of Winter 2021 in-person courses; a new approach to contact tracing if you test positive; guidelines for reading week travel; tracking COVID-19 on U of A campuses; and, ensuring on-campus research space is prepared.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending October 30

    October 30, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: new mandatory 15-person social gathering limit; COVID-like symptoms from flu shots; one-time or occasional campus visits; and Halloween tips.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending October 23

    October 23, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: Winter 2021 in-person courses; mask requirements in classrooms, meeting rooms, and labs; international student travel restrictions; asymptomatic testing paused; safety protocol enforcement; and Here@UAlberta.

  • Update to face mask requirements on campus

    October 22, 2020

    To best ensure the health and safety of our community and provide additional clarity on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) on our campuses, the university has updated its on-campus face mask policy.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending October 16

    October 16, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: when and how to book your influenza immunization, updated processes for exceptional international business travel applications, and information about what to do if you feel sick.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending October 9

    October 09, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: new voluntary public health measures in Edmonton; World Mental Health Day; updated travel info for international students; and, a U of A sick protocols flowchart.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending October 2

    October 02, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: New travel processes for international students; St. Joseph’s College Men’s Residence outbreak; fall convocation; Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund info sessions; making safe Thanksgiving plans; and, a reminder about how to access open buildings on campus.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending September 25

    September 25, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: Winter 2021 planning, an update on the outbreak at St. Joseph's, an update on athletics activities, and details about Stage 3 of the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending September 4

    September 04, 2020

    This week’s edition includes: Safety measures updates, information about asymptomatic testing, guidance for facilitating new research staff member orientation, a guide to what's open on campus, and a reminder to minimize your time on campus.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending August 28

    August 28, 2020

    This week’s updates include: what’s open on campus, how to access campus buildings, a new check-in tool if you’re on campus, library services this fall, and your Fall 2020 term hub: Campus Life.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending August 21

    August 21, 2020

    This week’s updates include a message from the president about fall semester, safety videos, and an eCourse to review if you will be returning to campus.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending August 14

    August 14, 2020

    This week’s updates include a reminder that remote work will continue through at least December 31, 2020, information on fall events, and a new eClass for students with support for learning remotely.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending August 7

    August 07, 2020

    This week’s updates include essential quarantine and isolation information for Fall 2020 international students, updates on campus services and community activities, a new campus safety information toolkit and checklist, and a link to your hub for Fall 2020 term info.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending July 24

    July 24, 2020

    This week’s updates cover the new remote teaching FAQ pages, changes to the ONEcard distribution process, the U of A isolation accommodation program, face masks on campuses, next week’s Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund deadline, and a reminder about how important it is these days to check your sources.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending July 17

    July 17, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on support for international students and student services that are available remotely.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending July 10

    July 10, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on in-person Fall 2020 classes, the Back to Campus framework, pick-up at the Bookstore, and the deadline extension for residence services.

  • Update on the 2020-21 Academic Year

    July 06, 2020

    Available today: A list of Fall 2020 courses with in-person learning experiences; and Campus 2020-21, our university guide for the year ahead.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending July 3

    July 03, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on Fall 2020 instructor and student information on the Campus Life hub, IST Teaching Toolkit, IST Remote Work hub, and Campus & Community Recreation's relaunch plans.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending June 26

    June 26, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on: a new Canada Student Service Grant, an updated Alberta post-secondary institution guide, a new COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist, Summer campus recreation (outdoor and online), library Curbside Pickup, and an update from the Research Ethics Office.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending June 19

    June 19, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on: curbside library pick-up; the new Campus Life online hub; an updated remote teaching resource hub from the Centre for Teaching and Learning; field research within Alberta; and, the new COVID-19 Research Database.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending May 29

    May 29, 2020

    This week’s updates include a new information hub for graduate students, information about Alberta’s relaunch guide for post-secondaries, and a note about the impact of Alberta’s State of Emergency.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending May 15

    May 15, 2020

    This week’s updates include financial resources for students, information for researchers, FAQs for international students, a new locker pickup date, and a reminder that the University Health Centre and Pharmacy are open.

  • Student Performance Letters

    April 21, 2020

    New information available regarding student performance letters.

  • Learn more about the U of A’s response to COVID-19, and Fall 2020 planning

    April 20, 2020

    Information on the University of Alberta's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the community has quickly adapted to extraordinary change and challenges. Also, updates on the planning process for Fall 2020.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending April 17

    April 17, 2020

    This week’s update includes information about access to lockers, tips for maintaining your privacy and records management while at home, and advice about non-medical masks. Also: President Turpin has shared information about an agreement between the university and the Non-academic Staff Association concerning COVID-19 related temporary layoffs.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending April 9

    April 09, 2020

    An end of term message from the president, updates for researchers and postdoctoral fellows, information about lockers, reminders about Spring/Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. Also: The U of A has a new website to highlight the stories of our community’s efforts to handle COVID-19.

  • Update on Changes to Admissions for the Fall 2020 Term

    April 06, 2020

    In order to provide clarity in a rapidly changing environment that has seen disruption of secondary and post-secondary school operations as well as final assessments and grading, the University of Alberta has approved the process by which admission GPA will be calculated for students applying to all undergraduate and graduate programs and how the CR/NC grade will impact fulfillment of credit requirements and prerequisites.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending April 3

    April 03, 2020

    New information on working remotely - including privacy & security tips, borrowing equipment, and purchasing supplies for remote work. Also: Convocation updates regarding virtual Spring 2020 ceremony & in-person ceremonies when permitted, and what grad students need to know about their studies.

  • Spring Convocation: The U of A will celebrate the Class of 2020 virtually

    April 02, 2020

    In light of the uncertainty around COVID-19 and our inability to gather together on campus, we have made the difficult decision to change this year’s ceremonies. We will not be holding in-person ceremonies this June and instead will move to a virtual convocation to celebrate all that they have achieved. This will be a different experience than we were anticipating and a different approach than we have seen in our 112-year history. However we look forward to creating a memorable online moment for our Class of 2020 and our university community.

  • Update regarding credit/non-credit discussion at General Faculties Council

    March 30, 2020

    Update on today's General Faculties Council (GFC) meeting and discussions held in relation to the university’s decision to move to Credit/Non-credit (CR/NC) assessment for the Winter 2020 term.

  • Updates for employees, students, researchers

    March 27, 2020

    March 27, 5:00 p.m. - Here are today's updates for the U of A community including new measures from the Government of Alberta, message from President Turpin, locker access, and questions & answers regarding CR/NC grading system.

  • March 25 - Updates for employees, students, and researchers

    March 25, 2020

    March 25, 5:30 p.m. - Today's updates for the U of A community including enforcement of Public Health Orders, University Health Centre hours, reporting maintenance issues, access to computer labs.

  • March 20, 6:00 p.m - Updates for the U of A Community

    March 20, 2020

    March 20, 6:00 p.m - Updates available for employees, students, researchers

  • Changes to Grades, Final Assessments, Course Outlines, Academic Standing, and Course Withdrawal Deadline

    March 20, 2020

    March 20, 10:30 a.m. - We understand the transitions of the past weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been extremely challenging. The University of Alberta is working hard to minimize negative impacts to your academic life and future. Your health, safety, and mental well-being is of paramount importance. As a result, the university is making a number of changes to our normal practices in order to set students up for continued academic success and with your best interests in mind.

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Student loans; academic accommodations; all campuses and residences remain open

    March 18, 2020

    March 18, 5:30 p.m. - Today both the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta announced new measures. Updates available regarding student loans, academic accommodations, exams and a new section for researchers on the U of A's COVID-19 website.

  • Important information for students considering travelling home

    March 16, 2020

    The information on this webpage is intended to help you decide if you would like return home or stay in Edmonton/Camrose. It is your choice, and we want to make sure you have the information you need to make it.

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