What you need to know for Spring 2021 term

Whether you are studying remotely, on-campus or both, this information will help you navigate your academic studies.

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COVID-19 Illness Process

Students should not come to any campus or attend University activities in person if they feel sick or experience any COVID-19 symptoms. Everyone should read the COVID-19 Illness Process Charts to understand what to do should they feel ill while on or off-campus.

What you need to know if you’re off-campus

Remote instruction

Most Spring 2021 term courses and programs are happening in a remote mode (web-based/online) that aligns with the health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19. A limited number of courses will be offered in-person on campus or at a specific learning site, by mixed modes of remote and in-person instruction or off-site in the community. CapU has a variety of learning supports to help you achieve your academic goals.

Academic supports and student services

Comprehensive lists with information and updates can be found at the University's COVID-19 Response information for students page.

Student Digital Ambassadors

These students provide peer-to-peer support for fellow students navigating the online environment and the educational technology tools used at CapU. The Student Digital Ambassadors can provide help with how to upload assignments in eLearn, how to use MS Teams or WebEx for presentations, and how to create videos with Kaltura. Join them virtually in Microsoft Teams, Monday to Saturday, 10–8 p.m.

What you need to know if you're coming on campus

COVID-19 health check icon-small  Here and healthy student daily health check

Students are required to complete the “Here and Healthy Student Daily Health Check” every day they attend in person on campus for COVID-19 symptom screening and contact tracing purposes. Find and scan the QR code available at each building entrance to complete the online check-in form. The form only needs to be completed once per day. Students who cannot confirm they are feeling well enough to be on campus must stay home and follow the COVID-19 Illness Process Charts.

COVID-19 Face Mask Image 50x50Wear a mask in common areas on campus 

Mask-wearing is now mandatory for everyone in all indoor public spaces on our campuses. This includes all common areas, break rooms and kitchens. Masks must be worn when studying or working within two metres of another person on campus, regardless of whether or not the location is public space or a classroom. Please also continue to maintain appropriate physical distance at all times. 

COVID-19 sanitizing icon-small size 50x50Increased cleaning and sanitization practices 

Cleaning and sanitization continues to be a priority in all common and high-trafficked areas and touch points. Hand-sanitization stations are provided at all entrances/exits to buildings and elevators. Cleaning supplies are provided so you can wipe down your space before you leave. 

Hand washing icon small-50 x 50 size Wash your hands frequently 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 

COVID-19 2 metre distance icon-small size 50x50On-campus signage 

New signage has been applied around campus to ensure the safe use of our on-campus spaces, such as staying two metres apart from each other and sitting one person per table.

All students and employees on campus must adhere to the posted signage. 

Food services on campus icon-smallFood services 

Food services on the main campus remains limited, with the Birch Building Cafeteria closed until further notice. Students and employees have the following options:

  • Bring your own food. Please note that communal microwaves are not available due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  • Vending machines are available with a variety of food and beverage options, including fresh food vending machines at the Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation.
  • Order from food delivery services using the central Birch Building roundabout as a curbside pick-up point. Other pick-up points around the main campus are being considered. Signage will be posted.

You are the key to managing the spread of COVID-19

CapU remains flexible while our environments change. Protecting the health of our students, employees and campus community will be a shared responsibility this term.

Stay up-to-date on the latest information for students on Capilano University's COVID-19 response. Any questions can be directed to safety@capilanou.ca.

Submitted by: Linda Munro, Communications