Return to Campus

Information for the campus community

Aug. 12 update

New building hours

Starting Aug. 17, buildings on main campus will be unlocked between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, and will be locked overnight and on weekends. Outside of these hours, buildings can be accessed by electronic or key access only. Faculty and staff who normally can access our buildings with their Unicard or issued keys can still do so.

More information, including building specific details for the Physical Plant, Child Development Centre, Spyhill Campus, Foothills Campus, Taylor Family Digital Library, Downtown Campus and City Building Design Lab, is available here.

Safety information for students, faculty and staff

Everyone has a part to play in keeping our campus safe, whether you are a student, a faculty member, or support staff. For up-to-date information about how to help protect each other against the spread of COVID-19, visit the Return to Campus website regularly.

Reminder: Library gradually expands services

Libraries and Cultural Resources announced several enhancements to library services as we gear up for the fall term. Learn more about these changes and more coming this fall for library users.

Biogeoscience Institute resumes activities

As part of the university’s return to campus, the Biogeoscience Institute in the Rocky Mountains resumed research activities at a reduced capacity this month. Read the full message


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Resources for Return to Campus

If you're returning to campus, take a moment to familiarize yourself with these documents.


Re-entry Protocols

This document outlines rules that the campus community must follow when coming onto any UCalgary campus

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Common Space Safety Document

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Return to Campus Planning Guide

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Lab/Office Workspace Safety Plan

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Return to Campus Guidelines for Leaders

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Return to Campus FAQs for Leaders

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Return to Campus SharePoint Form FAQs

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Protocol for Front Counter Shielding

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COVID-19 Procedure for Sick Employees

Procedure if an employee becomes sick at work:

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COVID-19 Procedure for Sick Students

Procedure if a student becomes sick while on campus

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Response Procedure to Positive COVID-19 Test Result

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Please submit any COVID-19 questions or feedback to

Frequently Asked Questions

While most students, faculty and staff continue to work from home, we know there are many questions about returning to campus

General student FAQ

Includes information about services, resources, textbooks, medical notes and more.

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Graduate Student FAQ

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International student FAQ

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Research FAQ

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Faculty & Staff FAQ

Working from home

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Fitness Centre & Active Living FAQ

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Student Residence FAQ

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Academic Staff FAQ

Includes information about course materials, learning technologies, face-to-face classes and more. 

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Mask FAQ

UCalgary students, faculty, staff, as well as visitors to campus, will be required to wear non-medical masks in indoor public spaces at all Calgary campuses beginning Aug. 1. 

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Return to Campus Safety

Interested in how things are being cleaned and disinfected on campus?

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Reminder: Main campus secured effective Thursday, April 2

Starting April 2, buildings on main campus will be transitioning to electronic or key access only. Faculty and staff who normally can access our buildings with their Unicard or issued keys can still do so.

Working on campus

As was shared earlier with the campus community, we remind everyone that only those who need to be on campus should be on campus. If your studies or work require you to come to campus in person, please practice the social distancing guidelines recommended by the Government of Alberta, such as: Keep at least six feet (the length of a bicycle) from others. Avoid overcrowding in elevators or other enclosed spaces. Wash or sanitize your hands after touching communal surfaces.

We also ask that you take safety precautions that reflect how quiet campus is right now. If you have to come to campus in person, please let somebody know where you’ll be and how long you’ll be there, or come with a (six-foot-away-from-you) buddy. Please don’t be surprised if a member of our Campus Security approaches you to see if you’re OK. Your safety is important to us. 

Working from home

Effective Sunday, March 22 all faculty and staff who can perform their work from home should do so, until further notice. Only those that are performing functions that require them to be on site should work on campus. 

Need IT help? How to use Office365, map to a network, use VPN/MFA from home etc.
Improve Your Ergonomic Approach at home. Learn more. 

Employees who require their desktop computing equipment at home are required to complete the IT Equipment Agreement

UCalgary news

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Street CCRED delivers protective equipment, training and personnel for community support agencies and shelters in Calgary...

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UCalgary researchers part of Pan-Canadian network to improve treatment and recovery from sepsis

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New building hours

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