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Area specific FAQs: CapU Residence | International Students | Study Abroad

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.

(last updated January 13, 2021)

Capilano University is open. Courses are running remotely (online), in-person, or with a hybrid model of delivery. The Registrar's Office is serving students remotely 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. via email at and phone at 604 984 4900 (or +1 604 984 4900 from outside Canada). The Birch Building cafeteria space and the Library are open with quiet study areas for students who need Wi-Fi access. Our Student Services and Academic Support Services are available to assist students remotely.

(Updated January 13, 2021)


Yes, there are currently two options for quiet individual study space:

1) Birch Building cafeteria has Wi-Fi access and 40 seats available as study space. The new, secure Wi-Fi Network for students CapU-Student is live and available at all campuses and locations. It allows students on campus access to University resources on laptops, phones and tablets. Students can connect using their CapilanoU username and password. 

2) The Library has 50 spaces on the lower floor and 50 spaces on the upper floor for quiet individual study. Study rooms onthe upport floor are also available for students to reserve and use as individual study spaces. All spaces in the Library have been planned out with physical distancing in mind. 

The University is monitoring daily the occupancy and space usage across campus and will make adjustments if needed.

Students are asked to check-in with Campus Security if they are on campus. Contact Campus Security by phone at 604 984 1763, email at or check in using the Work Alone tool on the CapUSafe app.

(last updated September 2, 2020)


Most courses are currently delivered remotely. Only a select number of small classes are held in-person where learning requires specialized equipment, such as research laboratories, and select courses operating out of the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. This is in keeping with the approach taken by the majority of post-secondary institutes in Canada for 2020-2021.

(updated January 13, 2021)

Yes, this is a great time to be a student at Capilano University. Our teaching faculty are focused on re-structuring their courses for an online environment. With courses taking place remotely, students are learning that our programs are rooted in our people and their expertise as educators, scholars and industry leaders. A university education supports life-long aptitudes in problem-solving, adaptability and resiliency that that are essential to work and life in the 21st century.

The CapU Student Residence remains open, but with a reduced capacity, and continues to provide accommodation to CapU students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Learn about our student housing and how to apply

Find answers to your questions about student housing for the 2020-2021 academic year on our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact

(updated January 13, 2021)


The Registrar's Office is available to assist students through phone or online advising appointments.

For questions related to academic advising, financial aid or registration you can contact the appropriate team:

Academic advising:
Financial Aid:

For more information please call 604 984 4900.

This is a great time to be a student at Capilano University. Our teaching faculty are focused on delivering instruction in an online environment, and committed to delivering a high-calibre learning experience. 

Below is information on deferring a start date for Canadian and International students.

Canadian Students:

Students entering a non-cohort program at Capilano University may be eligible for a deferral in certain circumstances. Non-cohort students may submit a Request for Deferred Admissions. Please note, there is no guarantee you will be granted the request. If you choose to withdraw from the program, please also refer to the Fee Refund page on our website.

Cohort-based programs at Capilano University do not offer deferral of admissions. If you choose to decline admission to a cohort-based program, you would be required to re-apply for the next intake, go through the admissions process again and compete for a seat with the next application intake – no additional application fee payment is required. Admissions for future terms is not automatic or guaranteed. 

If you are unsure whether you are registered for a cohort or non-cohort program, please contact your School or Faculty for more information.

International Students:

If the program you have been accepted into for the fall semester is not offered in an adapted online format, we will defer your acceptance to the next available intake. We will be in touch with you if this is the case. If you would prefer not to start in the fall, you can submit a Request for Deferred Admissions. Please note, there is no guarantee you will be granted the request. If you choose to withdraw from the program, please refer to the Fee Refund page on our website.

(updated January 13, 2021)

The U-Pass BC program provides Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) members (Capilano University students) with unlimited access to transit in the Metro Vancouver region. The U-Pass BC program is structured as a universal and mandatory program for students at participating public post-secondary institutions. It is this universal model that makes the affordability of the U-Pass BC program possible. For students who rely on the U-Pass BC program, this means savings of up to $538 on transit passes every single term.

Following the temporary suspension of the U-Pass BC program for the summer term, the CSU continued to work with TransLink, public post-secondary institutions, and student associations across Metro Vancouver to find a solution for the fall term. After careful consideration and extensive discussion, the U-Pass BC program was reinstated at Capilano University on September 1, 2020.

Certain students are exempt from the U-Pass BC program. For more information about U-Pass BC, including exemptions and eligibility details, see the U-Pass BC program update from the CSU.

Questions and comments regarding the UPass? Please contact the CSU at

(updated September 16, 2020)

Counselling Services is available via telephone. Please call 604-984-1744 or email to make appointments. 

Additionally, Here2Talk provides confidential counselling services to Canadian and international post secondary students in British Columbia 24 hours a day via app, phone and online.  Plus the BC Centre for Disease Control provides some helpful resources on mental health and well-being during COVID-19.

(updated January 13, 2021)


We’ve created a dedicated email channel: to answer questions from students and employees related to COVID-19 and campus operations. 

Campus Locations

Main Campus: Our main campus is open; however, most courses are taking place remotely.

CapU Lonsdale: Our CapU Lonsdale location is open only to students and faculty attending courses at this space.

kálax-ay Sunshine Coast Campus: All learning at our campus in Sechelt has moved online. Please contact the campus at: or by phone at: 604 885 9310. between 9 a.m.–3 p.m.. Monday to Friday.

The Ts̓zil Learning Centre, Mount Currie: The Ts̓zil Learning Centre is closed until further notice.


(updated January 13, 2021)


Students can login to myCapU to access transcripts and mid-term marks.

Official transcripts can be ordered online via your myCapU account.

For more information about transcripts, please contact the Registrar's Office.

You can contact Capilano University’s Wong and Trainor Centre for International Experience.


Updated June 30, 2021


This will depend on whether your courses are fully online or have some in-person components. Course registration for the Fall 2021 term is now open. When you register for your courses, the course description in MyCapU will state whether the course will be delivered in-person, online or through a hybrid online and in-person model.


Update June 30, 2021

We have learned a lot over the past year and will be offering more online course than before the pandemic; however, many courses in the fall will be delivered in person only, and in those cases it will not be possible to attend virtually.  


Updated June 30, 2021

Students often have classes back-to-back, and we ask that you plan your course schedule to allow for enough time to transition between classes. The University will be making spaces available so students can transition between in-person and online classes without leaving campus. We will have more information to share as health and safety plans for common areas are updated in the coming months. 


Updated June 30, 2021

Not necessarily. Alternative learning resources may not be available for in-person courses if you’re unable to attend class. Please speak with your instructor to discuss your options.


Updated June 30, 2021

If you are sick, please read CapU’s COVID-19 Illness Process Charts to understand what you should do if you feel ill while on or off campus. Instructors are only expected to deliver a course in the mode it was designated for: in-person, online or through a hybrid online and in-person model. Available supports will vary from course to course and be dependent on the length of illness, material being covered and attendance requirements. It is the student's responsibility to communicate with the instructor regarding illness that may prevent them from attending class. Decisions regarding attendance continues to be at the discretion of instructors.


Updated June 30, 2021

No. Recording a class is not permitted without prior authorization by the instructor and must follow the privacy policy of the University.


Updated June 30, 2021