Proof of vaccination required at UCalgary

Starting January 1, 2022, all in-class students must be fully vaccinated or have obtained an approved accommodation under protected grounds.

  • Valid proof of vaccination includes Alberta Covid records or valid proof of vaccination from other provinces.
  • Students will not be considered fully vaccinated until 14 days after their final dose.

The University of Calgary vaccination directive clarifies requirements and outlines the consequences for those who are not following our COVIDSafe Campus rules.

Continuing Education students will receive an invitation to register with the Thrive Health app within two business days of registering for a course.

If you have not received your Thrive Health invitation or need the invitation sent again, please contact and provide your name, email, UCID and phone number. Do not attempt to register with Thrive Health before receiving the invitation.

For step by step instructions on how to navigate the Thrive Health app, take a moment to review the user guide document found on the COVIDSafe Campus webpage.

Students who do not comply with the requirements will be deemed ineligible for in-person classes and may be subject to the student non-academic misconduct policy.

COVID-19 measures for Winter 2022

The current measures at the University of Calgary are part of a coordinated approach to ensure a safe return to campus for students, instructors and staff. For the latest information about COVID-19 policies at the University of Calgary, please see the UCalgary COVID-19 Response page.

Students, instructors and staff who are not fully vaccinated, and those who would prefer not to disclose their vaccine status, will need to regularly complete a rapid screening test and receive a negative result before they participate in in-person activities.

Any individual who cannot be tested or vaccinated based on medical or other protected grounds recognized by the Alberta Human Rights Act can request an accommodation.

Everyone is encouraged to become fully vaccinated in order to attend campus without having to complete ongoing rapid testing.

To promote a healthy and safe learning, working and living environment in accordance with Alberta Health requirements, non-medical face masks must be worn in all indoor areas on University of Calgary campuses.

Masks may be removed only under the following conditions:

  • Alone at a workstation and separated by a physical barrier from all other persons
  • Instructing/presenting in a class, lab or work setting if stationary and separated by at least 2m distanced from all other persons
  • Attending a workplace meeting where all attendees are stationary and at least 2m distanced from all other persons
  • Consuming food or drink
  • While actively participating* in: a physical fitness activity; a worship service at a place of worship on campus; or performance activity (theatrical/drama, vocal/singing or dance) where it is not possible to where a face mask.

* Masks are required to be worn until just before and replaced immediately after the activity or condition listed above.

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The University of Calgary will continue to require those with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test to self-isolate. Under provincial guidelines, anyone who has any of the following COVID-19 symptoms is required to isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms, or until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Sore throat (adults only)
  • Runny nose (adults only)

Staying home and taking care of yourself when sick is important for your health and reduces exposure to others.

  Procedure for Sick Students      Procedure for Sick Employees

International Students

Fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada are no longer required to quarantine for 14 days or stay at a government-authorized hotel. There are COVID testing requirements to address the Omicron variant concern. Please see the webpage below for latest and information.

COVID-19 and travel: Exemptions from testing and quarantine – Travel restrictions in Canada –

UCalgary Updates

For updates that apply to the entire UCalgary community, click here.

COVID-19 Dashboard

The UCalgary COVID-19 Dashboard lists the most recent positive cases, where they are, and the actions being taken.


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