COVID-19 resources & information

Safely returning to campus

Douglas College is welcoming a limited number of students and employees back to the campus during the Fall Semester. This page provides resources and information to ensure the safety of all our community members.

Both campuses are open and students may visit to support their course work; however, in support of physical distancing, we encourage you to attend the campus only when necessary.

DO NOT come to campus if:

  • You are sick. Complete a daily self-assessment
  • You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • You have been outside the country or been in contact with somebody who has been outside the country in the last 14 days

When visiting the campuses:

  • Stay only as long as necessary
  • Follow all posted safety and directional signage
  • Wear a non-medical facemask in all public areas, including classrooms, and where physical distancing of at least 2m is not possible
  • Report all on-campus illnesses to Security before leaving the campus

Campus update

JANUARY 11: IN-PERSON SERVICE SUSPENSION EXTENDED TO FEB. 5

In support of the Provincial Health' Officer's updated mandate to reduce COVID-19 transmission, all in-person campus services and non-academic activities are further suspended until February 5, 2021 or further notice as detailed below in the December 8th update. 

DECEMBER 15: WINTER GRADUATION UPDATE

In support of the Provincial Health Officer’s efforts to reduce COVID-19 transmission, in-person Winter 2021 graduation ceremonies at Douglas College will not be held. The College is identifying other ways to formally celebrate graduates and their accomplishments, and more information will be provided in the New Year.

Graduating students who applied for graduation by the final deadline of December 11, 2020 and have met requirements for their program will have their credential officially awarded in mid February 2021. Parchments will be mailed out to graduates in early March 2021. Be sure to update your home address on MyAccount by February 1, 2021.

We will follow the directives of the Public Health Officer for assessing when in-person ceremonies will resume, and cannot confirm any plans for future ceremonies at this time.

DECEMBER 8: IN-PERSON SERVICE SUSPENSION EXTENDED TO JAN. 8

In support of the Provincial Health' Officer's updated mandate to reduce COVID-19 transmission, all in-person campus services and non-academic activities are further suspended until Jan. 8, 2021 or further notice. 

This includes counselling, academic advising, career coaching, Douglas College International services, recreation activities, food services, fitness centre and any other in-person events or services.

All student services will continue to be available remotely. Library “Take Out” service and the scheduled Bookstore pick-up service will continue to be available during scheduled hours and with an appointment.

When classes resume on January 4, in-person student labs and other scheduled in-person academic activities will continue as scheduled, unless otherwise notified by your instructor. If you have any questions about a specific course or program, contact your instructor directly.

Campuses will remain open for the remainder of the Fall semester; however, students are encouraged to study remotely as much as possible. Active safety screening is taking place at campus entrances for all visitors to the College.

The College will be closed to the public Dec. 24-Jan. 4 for the holiday break.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we work through the pandemic together. Further updates will be made available should the Provincial Health Officer mandate change.