What You Need to Know for Summer 2021 Term

As we transition to a return to campus, here is the information you need to know this term.

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On July 5, the Province of British Columbia published new COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidelines that align all BC post-secondary institutions' health and safety response with the BC Restart Plan.

CapU is in the process of replacing the COVID-19 Safety Plans with Communicable Disease Prevention plans and processes. This transition will take place over the summer with the aim to be ready for the return of faculty and students for the Fall.

Communicable Disease Illness Process

Students and employees should not come to any campus or attend University activities in person if they feel sick or experience any COVID-19 flu-like symptoms. Please review and become familiar with the CapU Illness Reporting Process to understand what to do if you feel ill while on or off campus and when an illness has been reported.

Studying off-campus

Remote instruction

Most Summer 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 page.

On-campus information

COVID-19 health check icon-smallUPDATED: Complete a Daily Health Self-Check 

Students and employees coming on the CapU campuses should do a daily health self-check before arriving each day and stay home if you are feeling unwell.

COVID-19 Face Mask Image 50x50UPDATED face covering requirement

Following the BC Restart plan, masks are recommended in indoor public spaces for everyone aged 12 and over, until you are fully vaccinated approximately two weeks after your second dose.

COVID-19 2 metre distance icon-small size 50x50UPDATED instructions for physical distancing

Throughout the summer and into the start of September, physical distancing requirements will be reduced.

Hand washing icon small-50 x 50 sizeKeep Things Clean - 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 sanitizing icon-small size 50x50Cleaning 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 communal areas.

Food services on campus icon-smallFood services

Food services on the main campus remain closed at this time. Students and employees have the following options:

  • Bring your own food. Please note that communal microwaves are not available due to current health and safety protocols. The sharing of communal food, beverages and snacks is not allowed at this time.
  • Vending machines are available with a variety of food and beverage options, including fresh food vending machines in 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.
For the latest information for students on Capilano University's Return To Campus information. Any questions can be directed to campusready@capilanou.ca


Submitted by: Linda Munro