Winter term temporary changes - FAQ

The University of Calgary is extending online classes until the end of Feb. 19, with a return to in-person classes after Term Break, beginning on Feb. 28, 2022.

How classes will operate:

  • Most courses for Winter Term will be offered online until Feb. 19, 2022, with exemptions where there is a requirement to be in person. In the case of these exemptions, students will be contacted directly.

  • Following Term Break, classes or class components originally planned to be in-person will resume in-person instruction on campus on Feb. 28, 2022.

  • Classes originally planned to be offered remotely will continue online.

FAQ

The fluid situation caused by the COVID-19 Omicron variant is understandably generating questions with regard to students' return to campus and plans for the winter 2022 term.

This FAQ page helps provide clarity in this changing environment. Information will be updated here as details are known. The situation is still changing, and we will communicate as quickly as we can.

The University of Calgary had already announced that the first three weeks of classes would be online. We are now extending this shift to online classes until the end of Feb. 19, 2022, with exemptions where there is a requirement to be in person. In the case of these exemptions, students will be contacted directly.

Following Term Break, classes or class components originally planned to be in-person will resume in-person instruction on campus on Feb. 28, 2022.

Some courses that require an in-person component will be exempt from the extension of online learning to Feb. 19. In the case of these exemptions, students will be contacted directly.

Yes, courses temporarily moved online are expected to resume in person from Feb. 28, 2022. 

You are still required to meet the University of Calgary Vaccine Directive. This includes courses which have been temporarily moved online but are planned for in-person delivery later in the term. 

No, current academic dates and regulations are still applicable given that courses continue to be delivered. The last date to drop courses is Thursday, January 20, 2022 and the last day to add courses is Friday, January 21, 2022 for a winter term course. Students are not eligible for tuition refunds after these dates. 

Yes. You will be assessed general fees (including the UPass, Campus Recreation and Athletics fees) as services are available and campus remains open during the temporary shift to online classes. This decision will be revisited should circumstances change, and additional information will be provided at that time.