Dear Students,

Welcome Back to Fall 2021! We are excited to see many of you back on campus. However, we want to ensure all those who enter the campus building are safe and therefore have prepared some Welcome Back Fact Sheets regarding a request to get fully vaccinated if you are not already. For any questions regarding the information below, please contact Student Services at


Robin Hemmingsen (Principal)
on behalf of the Occupational, Health, Emergency and Safety Committee

Columbia College

Welcome Back Fact Sheet for Students

  1. All students who are not vaccinated should follow the following steps to get partially vaccinated by September 13 and fully vaccinated by October 31, 2021 (October 24, 2021 to access some public events and venues outside of Columbia College). Fully vaccinated = 2 COVID vaccinations.
    • To make an appointment click here
    • If you don't have a Personal Health Number, register for your vaccine appointment by phone at +1-833-838-2323 | Translators are available seven days a week, 7am to 7pm (PT)
    • Visit a drop-in clinic. Drop-in vaccine clinics are in communities around B.C. You don't need to register online or phone before you arrive. Bring I.D. (passport, study permit):
    • If you are vaccinated in another country upload your documents to the provincial registration system here.
  2. Students enrolled in UT classes who are not willing to be fully vaccinated or are not able to be fully vaccinated due to extenuating circumstances:
    • Should register for online classes immediately, subject to availability. If you cannot enroll, due to availability or graduation requirements, contact Student Services immediately at and we will do our best to accommodate, subject to availability.
    • Students in UT classes may enroll or change to online courses up to September 13, 2021. After that date it will not be possible to change from in-person to online classes and students may be asked to carry out rapid COVID-19 testing at their own expense.
  3. Masks are mandatory at all times on campus.
  4. All individuals, regardless of vaccine status must check themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 before entering the building. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 stay home and follow BC CDC guidance.
  5. Students should be prepared that in-person UT courses may be moved online.
  6. Register for the BC Vaccine Passport available September 13.