COVID-19:

Health and safety measures for Fall 2021

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Welcome to VCC – Fall 2021

Posted on September 2, 2021

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Welcome to VCC, new and returning students! We're very excited to start on-campus classes again this fall, and even more so to see you in person. Keep reading for important information about safety, support, and services for your upcoming school year.


Elder welcome

VCC Elder-in-Residence Deanna George welcomes students to the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.


Return to campus

COVID-19 vaccinations

VCC strongly encourages all students who are eligible and able, to get vaccinated. Vaccination is the best defence we have against COVID-19. Starting Monday, Sept. 13, everyone 12 years old and over will need to provide proof of vaccination to access many events and services in B.C. This will include some publicly available services on VCC campuses. Cafeterias are exempt. Read more >

Masks required on VCC campuses

Effective Wednesday, Aug. 25, everyone 12 years old and over must wear a mask when in indoor public settings. The mask order applies to all indoor public areas on post-secondary campuses including lobbies, hallways, stairwells, elevators, libraries, cafeterias, classrooms, and labs. Read more >

Where's my class?

Look up start dates and room numbers for your first day of school:

  • Log into your myVCC account
  • Select “Registration Services”
  • Select “Registration Records – Current or Past”

Student rights and responsibilities

VCC expects students to conduct themselves responsibly and respectfully. As such, students are required to be familiar with academic and non-academic policies. Please review VCC's student non-academic conduct policy and procedures, as well as VCC's academic integrity policy and procedures. [PDF]


Student support

Services for students

VCC offers many support services to help you during studies. All services are available and will be offered in person, by phone, or online. 

 

myVCC and VCC student email

Use the myVCC.ca student portal to look up grades, order transcripts, download tax forms, receive campus news and alerts, and access your VCC student email.

If it's your first time logging in, your initial password will use your birthday in this format: VCCMMDDYY# ("VCC" plus your birthday (MMDDYY) plus "#").

E.g. if your birthday is January 30, 1995, your initial temporary password will be VCC013095#. Following your first login, you will be prompted to create a new, secure password.

Check your VCC email regularly for important college notifications and communications from your instructors.

New and improved student self-service portal

Later this term, your myVCC student account will be upgraded with a new look and improved, user-friendly features.

Orientation to online learning

For those entering blended or online courses, we have created a guide with practical tips and resources that will help you learn how to get set up, become comfortable with VCC's technologies, identify effective strategies for learning online, and access free student supports. Get started >

Indigenous Gathering Spaces are open

VCC’s Indigenous Gathering Spaces promote cultural safety and belonging while offering the use of computers, printers, kitchenettes, and casual meeting areas. Our Downtown and Broadway Gathering Spaces are pleased to be open once again to support Indigenous learners and guests. 

Connect with your Students' Union

Be in the know about events, services, and campaigns available to you that are organized by students for students. Stay connected by downloading the SUVCC app in the App Store or Google Play.


Let’s connect

Follow VCC on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn to keep up to date on college news like campus closures, events, web maintenance, student success stories, and more. Feel free to send us messages and questions, or share your own photos and stories using the hashtag #myVCC.


 Important dates 

Labour Day

Did you know Labour Day has been an official Canadian holiday since 1894? It was established to honour the labour and rights of tradespeople and the working class. VCC closed.

Date: Monday, Sept. 6

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This new holiday commemorates the history and legacy of residential schools, and honours Indigenous survivors, families, and communities. VCC closed.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 30

 

VCC bursary deadline

VCC bursaries are non-repayable grants given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 30

The Great ShakeOut

Prepare to “drop, cover, and hold on” as VCC participates in this annual, worldwide earthquake safety drill.

Date: Monday, Oct. 21
Time: 10:21 a.m.