Information for current students


Courses and exams

Winter 2021 semester

  • Schedules are available for viewing with timetable and instructor information
  • Registration is now open. The updated schedule indicates the location and delivery modes for the Winter courses.
  • Any in-person course delivery will take place based on direction received from the Provincial Health Officer. We anticipate some labs and upper division courses will take place in person.

Support services for students

UNBC and the Province of British Columbia have many mental health supports available for students. Regardless of what your concern may be (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, interpersonal conflict, substance misuse/abuse, disordered eating, time management, etc.) please reach out. You do not need to suffer alone. 

UNBC Counselling services:

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic the Counselling Centre offers video and telephone sessions. 
  • The Counselling Centre is available by telephone (250-960-6369) Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Same-day appointments are based on availability and offered Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • A limited number of late-hour appointments are also available for those who are unable to attend a session during our regular business hours. https://www.unbc.ca/wellness-centre.

After Hours Mental Health Support:

  • here2talk: Confidential 24/7 single session counselling for registered Post-secondary students in BC.
  • EmpowerMe: Confidential 24/7 multiple session counselling for students enrolled in Studentcare coverage.

Urgent Mental Health Support:

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-888-562-1214
  • UNBC Security for students on campus: 250-960-7058
  • Emergency: 911

BCcampus: Adapting to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people may experience feelings of heightened anxiety, stress, isolation, and more – and this is a natural response to unprecedented times like these.  

To help students, staff, and faculty in the B.C. public post-secondary sector, BCcampus has created a website that addresses the need for mental health supports. All resources developed by BCcampus are openly licensed and published with accessibility in mind. 

In partnership with experts across the province, BCcampus will host webinars on topics like effective online learning, mental health, and resilience. All events will be recorded and stored on the website for those unable to attend.

Please visit Adapting to COVID-19 to learn more, follow us on social media to stay up-to-date, and help share this resource.

Here2Talk

The Government of British Columbia has launched Here2Talk, a new mental health counselling and referral service for post-secondary students. The service offers confidential, free, single-session services by app, phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Medical clinic

  • Service is available either in person, phone or video conference
  • Pre-scheduled appointments will continue as planned
  • New appointments can still be scheduled as needed

Phone: 250-960-6370

Access Resource Centre (ARC)

  • Service is available via phone or video conference
  • Pre-scheduled appointments will continue as planned
  • New appointments can still be scheduled as needed
  • Students registered with ARC will continue to receive appropriate supports
  • Students requiring new academic accommodations are encouraged to contact ARC early

Phone: 250-960-5775  

Support for Indigenous Students

UNBC urges each Indigenous student to reach out to your Aboriginal Education Coordinator or the point person within your community and plan ahead in the event that your Band office closes down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a returning student, please make sure there is a plan in place for your education. Share this information with your friends and roommates as it is important for everyone to stay informed.

If you need assistance, please contact Bev Best, Manager of the First Nations Centre, at bev.best@unbc.ca.

Students in need of assistance regarding Government/Band funding can get in touch with Roxanne Umpherville, UNBC Aboriginal Student Life Navigator at roxanne.umpherville@unbc.ca.

Office of Graduate Programs

The office is closed to in-person service but students can email grad-office@unbc.ca for support.

Academic Success Centre (ASC)

Support on the Academic Success Centre website - Many resources are available on the ASC website to help you with citations, writing structure, study strategies and exam tips etc.

Online writing supports - Many students already use our online writing supports. This support will not change.  If you need help accessing online writing supports check out the ASC website or email asc@unbc.ca.

Tutoring - If you are no longer on campus, scheduled tutoring can continue through video conference.  You can still schedule small group tutoring by emailing asc@unbc.ca or 250-960-6367

Supplemental instruction - SIs will continue to offer support through Blackboard. If you need help connecting please email asc@unbc.ca

Drop-in support - Drop-in sessions are discontinued until further notice.

Office of the Registrar

Admitted or continuing UNBC student:
If you have applied to UNBC or are interested to learn more about UNBC:

futurestudents@unbc.ca

Have paper forms to drop off?

Use the drop box. It will be checked regularly.


Financial support for students

Student fee reductions and elimination - Winter (January) semester

The University has worked collaboratively with the Northern Undergraduate Student Society and the Northern British Columbia Graduate Students’ Society to reduce or eliminate some fees charged to UNBC students for the Winter (January) semester. 

UNBC Prince George campus fees to be removed:

  • Athletic Intervarsity and Junior Varsity Program Fee (NATH)

UNBC fees removed for students in strictly online/alternative courses:

  • Intramural Recreation and Fitness Fee (FITN) - registered students may opt in at the NSC service counter
  • NUGSS Building Fee (BLDG)
  • NUGSS Bus Pass – PG (UPSS) - registered students may opt in
  • NUGSS Bus Pass – Quesnel (QUPS) - registered students may opt in
  • NBCGSS Bus Pass (GPSS) - registered students may opt in

U-Pass opt-in

For the Winter (January) 2020 semester, only students enrolled in a course taking place on the Prince George campus will be automatically assessed the bus pass fee. Students who are registered in online courses exclusively but require a bus pass are eligible to opt in. Please complete the form below and forward to upass@unbc.ca. The fee will be added to your term charges within 5 business days. The bus pass sticker may be picked up from the Cashier’s Office during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Students are required to present their UNBC Student ID Card for verification. New students will be required to present other valid picture ID and will receive their UNBC Student ID Card with their U-Pass sticker.

StudentAid BC

Read the latest information bulletin from StudentAid BC regarding students who receive financial support and the Government of Canada's response to COVID-19.


Thesis and dissertation defences

As a continued part of our commitment to ensure social distancing remains a priority, all currently scheduled thesis and dissertation defences will be held virtually with no in-person attendees. Defences are open to the public via a Zoom link that is distributed. Information on defences can be found online on the Graduate Programs section. Please reach out to grad-office@unbc.ca with any questions you may have.


General questions and answers

Will the University close? Will classes be cancelled?

Please refer to UNBC's current status for the most up-to-date information on University operations.

If I am sick or choose to self-isolate what should I do?

Connect in with your instructor as you would normally to report illness. Your faculty member will work with you in order to modify or accommodate missed work.

Will international exchange programs be suspended?

All international exchange programs are currently suspended. We hope to resume exchange in September 2021. UNBC will continue to follow guidance from Provincial and Federal agencies on any travel restrictions. A risk assessment will be made for a decision on any pending program exchanges. Learn more about travelling during the pandemic.

I am currently learning and/or working in a health-care setting off campus. What precautions should I take?

Follow the infection control protocols of the facility you are currently working or learning in. If you have questions, connect directly with your academic coordinator/supervisor (e.g. co-op or practicum coordinator, course instructor, graduate supervisor, etc.)