Our response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Our response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

This blog post will be updated as new information becomes available.

Last updated: March 24, 2020


Countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the current outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Here at UBC, we’re making sure that we do our part.

After careful consideration, we’ve made some changes to ensure that all prospective students hoping to come to UBC remain safe and healthy, and that all applications are treated fairly.

Find out what steps we’re taking to help you during this difficult time.


Your UBC application

If you have been affected by COVID-19, we understand that you might be worried about your application to UBC.

We are aware that many of you have had your schooling interrupted in recent weeks, and that you may now face challenges like having to take online classes, being unable to complete all the activities you listed in your Personal Profile, or experiencing the cancellation of your final exams. We know these circumstances are beyond your control.

UBC is working hard to make sure your application will still be evaluated fairly, even if you have experienced disruptions due to COVID-19. We’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions in our blog post, Your application and COVID-19 (coronavirus).


UBC events

For everyone’s safety, the following in-person events have been cancelled:

Certain in-person events will be moving online. Please log in to our Future Student Portal and check the “Off campus” and “Online” tabs on the Tours and events page for the latest event listings. Note that you will only see the events that you are eligible for.


UBC campus tours

We have suspended campus tours at both UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver until further notice. You can still check out our two beautiful campuses and learn more about UBC by taking a virtual tour.


How to contact UBC

We’re here to answer your questions. Please contact us using our online form.



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