Thank you for learning with us on campus. To ensure your safety, and the safety of UCalgary faculty and staff, please familiarize yourself with the following protocols.
University of Calgary Protocols
Anyone entering campus must familiarize themselves with the re-entry protocols document prior to their arrival. Reading time is approximately 5-10 minutes...UCalgary COVID-19 Re-Entry Protocols
Quick Reference for Students...
The building your class is in should be open, however, if, for some reason, it is not please contact Campus Security at 403.220.5333.
Instructors and students are advised to bring their own food, drinks, utensils and dishware. Microwaves are not available. MacEwan Hall Food Court is still closed.
Water fountains are marked out of service with the exception of hydration stations (with bottle fillers). Sinks are available for additional water.
If an instructor requires whiteboard markers/erasers, please visit the Instructor Dropbox where you will find some for your instructional use. Please do not put them back in the drop box after using them.
Students must maintain 2 metres between each other when entering and exiting a classroom. This may mean staggering entry and exit. To avoid gathering or loitering while waiting to gain entry to or exit from a classroom, students must form a line (queuing) to help ensure physical distancing while in line.
Classrooms should be set up so that students can maintain physical distancing. Students should sit a minimum of 2 metres apart and fill the furthest seats from the entrance first.
In August only one class per day is scheduled per classroom. Classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected at night. Wipes and hand sanitizers will be available for individuals to use to clean spaces they are using throughout the day. Instructors will also be provided disinfectant wipes to bring to class for use.
Minimize the use of elevators wherever possible and use the stairs. Unless there is sufficient space for two people to stand diagonally, no more than one person may use the elevator at any time.
Hand sanitizer stations are located in common areas throughout campus. Please use them.
Please read the University of Calgary Mask FAQs.
Continuing Education students are required to wear their own masks. Unfortunately we are not able to provide Continuing Education students with university-supplied masks.
In the classroom:
Students can remove their masks in the classroom. However, you are required to maintain 2 metres physical distance from others while in the classroom.
In situations where physical distancing is not possible for an essential instruction activity, instructors and students must wear masks when interacting.
Students and the instructor should put on their masks when entering and exiting the classroom in preparation for wearing masks in the public corridors.
Reminder: How to put on a mask
A number of spots on campus will have signage reminders asking people not to gather in groups. To help with this, some furniture on campus has been removed and signage will reinforce walking patterns (walk on the right).
Please be aware that instructors and other university staff may remind students to physically distance as necessary. Students who do not comply with reminders from university personnel or the physical distancing measures in place, may be asked to leave the classroom.
Textbooks will be available to order online through the UCalgary Bookstore with free shipping within Canada on orders over $150. Digital options may be available for some courses. The rental and book loan programs will also be available. You can find out more at the Bookstore's COVID-19 Service Update.
Taylor Family Digital Library offers several remote services. Check here for opportunities to access library support remotely.
In an effort to ensure we are all safe, please follow floor arrows/markers to help navigate through spaces. Some narrow corridors may have one-way signage so watch for the cues.
Washrooms on campus are open. Extra control measures include maintaining hands-free entrances on multi-stall washrooms, blocking off sink use where sinks are placed too close together, and reducing stall counts. Washrooms will be full-cleaned daily and touchpoints sanitized more frequently based on need.
Upon discovery of a positive COVID-19 case affiliated with the University, Alberta Health Services will contact our designated representative who will then notify appropriate individuals and ensure appropriate actions are taken including containment and enhanced disinfection of relevant areas along with information gathering to support Alberta Health in their contact tracing. Alberta Health follow up with individuals determined to be a close contact to coordinate testing. All other students in that class will be notified by the University through email.