What you need to know for Fall 2020

Update for students

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Sunlight coming through Birch Building at Capilano University

Student COVID-19 Illness Process

Students should not come to any campus or attend university activities in person if they are feeling sick or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. All students must read the Student Illness procedure to understand what to do should they feel ill while on or off campus. 

Off-campus information

Remote instruction: The fall 2020 term is adapted with most courses and programs happening in a remote mode (web-based/online) that aligns with the health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19. A limited number of courses are offered in-person on campus or at a specific learning site, by mixed modes of remote and in-person instruction or off-site in the community.

Student resources and support: Many student services have moved to remote delivery. Information and updates on student services is found on the Student Services webpage in our COVID-19 Response information.

Student Digital Ambassadors: These ambassadors provide peer-to-peer support for students navigating the online environment and the educational technology tools used at CapU. The Student Digital Ambassadors can provide help with how to upload assignments in eLearn, how to use MS Teams or WebEx for presentations, and how to create videos with Kaltura. Join them virtually in Microsoft Teams, Monday to Saturday, 10–8 p.m

9 things to know if you're coming on campus

  1. Here and Healthy Student Daily Health Check
    For COVID-19 symptom screening and contact tracing purposes, students are required to complete the “Here and Healthy Student Daily Health Check” every day they attend in person on campus. Students will scan a QR code available at each building entrance directing them to complete the online check-in form. The form only needs to be completed once per day. Students who cannot confirm they are feeling well enough to be on campus must stay home and follow the COVID-19 Student Illness  Process.
  2. Get to know our Safe Work Practices 
    It is important that all students read and understand the following Safe Work Practices (SWP) documents
    Instruction and Learning Activities Conducted in Person
    Classroom Spaces
    Office and Administrative Spaces
  3. Please wear a mask in common areas on campus
    Everyone present on our main campus, CapU Residence and kálax-ay/Sunshine Coast campus is asked to wear a non-medical mask in all indoor common areas. These areas include building entryways, atriums, hallways, stairwells, washrooms and study areas including the Library. Masks are also required in situations where risk assessments have confirmed two-metre distancing is not possible.
  4. Increased cleaning and sanitization practices
    Cleaning and sanitization has increased in all common and high-trafficked areas and touch points. Hand-sanitization stations have been provided at all entrances/exits to buildings and elevators.
  5. On-campus signage
    New signage has been applied around campus to ensure the safe use of our on-campus spaces at the North Vancouver campus and kálax-ay Sunshine Coast campus. All students and employees on campus must adhere to the posted signage.
  6. Library
    The Library is open and Fall 2020 hours will be Monday to Friday from 8–7 p.m. Physical spaces have been reconfigured to promote individual study and social distancing. While we understand there are many different ways students have used the library spaces in the past, at this time we can only support individual study. If you need help understanding how to "meet" online for group work or study groups, join the Student Digital Ambassadors virtually in Microsoft Teams, Monday to Saturday, 10–8 p.m. The Library’s Research Help Desk is online this term—chat with us to get help with finding resources and much more.
  7. Food services
    Food service options are limited to the Birch Building Cafeteria,  operating Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Austin Grill is serving breakfast and lunch, along with On-the-Go salads, sandwiches, sushi, hot and cold beverages and confectionery. Additionally, vending machines are available with a variety of snack and beverage options.
  8. Bookstore
    The Bookstore is open for in-store shopping, Monday to Friday from 8:15–3:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to purchase their course materials and supplies through the Bookstore website. Orders typically arrive within five to seven business days, but shipping times can vary due to increased demand. Students can use cashless payment options, including debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Visa debit card and MasterCard debit card. Order your books early! The first 50 online orders will receive a FREE CapU water bottle.
  9. Campus hours
    Stay up-to-date on the main campus and kálax-ay campus hours of operation. Students are only permitted on campus during these hours

You are the key to managing the spread of COVID-19

CapU remains flexible while our environments change. Protecting the health of our students, employees and campus community will be a shared responsibility.

For the latest information for students on Capilano University's COVID-19 response, visit: capilanou.ca/covid-19 Any questions can be directed to safety@capilanou.ca.


Submitted by: Communications