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

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.

28 August 2020

Posted: August 28, 4:35 p.m.

Since the start of the pandemic, our community has found ways to remain connected from a distance. As we prepare for some increased activity on our campuses, please remember that each of us still shares the responsibility of preventing the spread of COVID-19. By wearing a mask, washing your hands, keeping at least 2 metres apart, and avoiding in-person gatherings, students, faculty, and staff will keep our community safe. This is a challenging time, but our community has the character and strength to keep up the good work.

This week’s updates for the U of A community are the back-to-class essentials:

What’s open on campus, and how to access campus buildings

Members of the university community now have access to a few more buildings on U of A campuses using their ONEcard. Check the list of open buildings and their operating hours before you go, or consult the U of A Campus Map. Learn what buildings are open to the public, what buildings are open only to in-person students and employees, and what limited retail spaces, common areas, and computer labs are open on campus for the fall semester.

New, quick check-in tool if you’re on campus

Here@UAlberta is a new COVID-19 prevention tool to support the U of A community on campus this fall. It’s a simple, web-based tool that U of A employees and students use to record the buildings and rooms they visit while on campus. This self check-in tool helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 by supporting accurate contact tracing by public health authorities.

Library services for fall 2020

Library physical collections remain closed to browsing, but there are a number of library updates including: enhancements to curbside pickup, bookings for Cameron Library, and increased staffing for chat and email assistance services. Online collections will continue to be available.

Stay informed about remote & in-person campus life

With most of us working and studying remotely, campus life will look different this year — but the supports and services that you’ve come to count on are still up and running to help you. Bookmark the Campus Life webpage for quick access to the information you’ll need to make this semester a success.