COVID-19 FAQ: On-campus services

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is temporarily moving all in-person/face-to-face campus services for students and the public to online/phone-call-only options. See below for a full list of affected services and contact information.

COVID-19 – Remote/Online VCC Student Services and Resources (PDF)

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Last reviewed: May 14, 2020

Offices are operating and inquiries will be conducted by phone or email only.

Phone: 604.871.7000, option 4
Student Records: records@vcc.ca
Academic Records: academicrecords@vcc.ca
Academic Scheduling: academicscheduling@vcc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Registrar's Office will be staffed on campus, but face-to-face services are suspended until further notice. All activities will be conducted by either phone or email.

Phone: 604.871.7000
Email: ro@vcc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For VCC Continuing Studies, all inquiries may be made by phone, email, or online.

Phone: 604.443.8484
Email: cstudies@vcc.ca
Web contact form: https://www.vcc.ca/continuing-studies/ask-us-form/
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advising services are available and will be offered over the phone or by email.

Phone: 604.871.7000, option 2 to schedule a telephone appointment
Email: advisingservices@vcc.ca 
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday hours extended to 7 p.m.

Students may meet remotely with the Arbiter of Student Issues, Tanny Marks. Appointments must be booked in advance by phone or email. No instant appointments available.

Phone: 604.871.7000, ext. 7040
Email: tmarks@vcc.ca 
Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Assessment Centre is offering some alternative testing options at this time. For more information and updates, please check our website. All inquiries can be made by phone or email.

Web: www.vcc.ca/assessments
Phone:
 
604.871.7093
Email: assessments@vcc.ca

VCC bookstores are temporarily suspending in-store sales. Supplies and texts can be purchased online and shipped. Digital textbooks are also available. Inquiries may be made by email or phone.

Email: bookstore@vcc.ca 
Broadway Bookstore, 604.871.7000, ext. 5033
Downtown Bookstore
, 604.871.7000, ext. 8363

Until further notice, all student-run commercial services will be temporarily suspended. Below is the full list of affected service areas: 

VCC students have access to computer labs at both the Broadway and Downtown campuses. As campus access is restricted, please check our FAQs for details prior to visiting the computer labs.

Computer lab hours (limited seating):

Downtown campus
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
Learning Centre

Broadway campus
6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday to Friday
Building B, room 2211

VCC Continuing Studies is offering courses in a variety of program areas. Unless otherwise notified, classes will be offered online.  

VCC Continuing Studies has suspended face-to-face services until further notice. Program advising is available and will be offered over the phone or by email. Please also visit www.vcc.ca/cs for further information and updates on COVID-19 and Continuing Studies. 

For requests for academic or student records, or to schedule a meeting with a program coordinator, please reach out by phone, email, or online.

Phone: 604.443.8484
Email: cstudies@vcc.ca
Web contact form: https://www.vcc.ca/continuing-studies/ask-us-form/
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One-on-one personal, career, and academic counselling is available to current students. Counsellors also provide career counselling to prospective students. Sessions will be offered by phone or Zoom.

Book an appointment:

By phone: 604.871.7000, option 2
Online: visit our online booking portal 
Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday hours extended to 7 p.m.


Mental health and self-care resources 

During these times of uncertainty, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed, exhausted or anxious. Be gentle with yourself and have compassion for your process. Talking about what you are going through can be helpful and VCC counsellors are available online or by phone.

Other helpful resources include:

If you are an enrolled student, please contact the staff person who you have been working with via email. Faculty, external contacts, and prospective students may make inquiries by phone or email. In this uncertain time, Disability Services will endeavour to respond within two business days. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Phone: 604.871.7000 option 2
Email: disabilityservices@vcc.ca

VCC Financial Aid is suspending face-to-face services until further notice. Please contact the Financial Aid office by either phone or email.

Phone: 604.871.7046 
E-mailfinancialaid@vcc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

All VCC financial services including payroll, budget, accounts payable, general accounting, and procurement are open at the campus and remotely. 

All in-person appointments are temporarily suspended and on-campus Gathering Spaces will be unavailable until further notice. VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement department can be reached by email or phone.

General email: indigenous@vcc.ca
Alexander Boynton, program assistant: aboynton@vcc.ca / 604.871.7000, ext. 8310
Toni Gladstone, senior Aboriginal advisor: tgladstone@vcc.ca / 604.871.7000, ext. 5048

We're also available on Facebook.

VCC’s International Education team is available to support students by phone or email. In-person appointments are currently suspended until further notice.

Phone: 604.443.8600
Email: study@vcc.ca

VCC Interpreting Services is open and providing services to students via Zoom. On-campus services are also being provided as required.

Phone/text: 604.328.8742
Email: interpreting@vcc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment

Laundry services have been temporarily suspended. Service to internal departments will be provided as needed with five days advanced notice. 

Both Broadway and Downtown campuses are suspending face-to-face tutoring. Online tutoring is available. Please see the Learning Centre website for details.

Worksheets for students are also available for download.

Computer access is available at the Broadway campus in building B, computer lab 2213, and at the Downtown campus in the Learning Centre.

Contact the Learning Centre by email:

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

VCC Library's study spaces remain closed, but students and employees are able to order books and other materials online for pick-up.

Order print materials, course reserves, or AV equipment online for pick-up using the Library Takeout Service.

Materials pick-up only hours:

Monday to Thursday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Online resources including e-books, streaming videos, guides to citation styles, etc. are available at vcc.ca/library. Help with information, research, citations, and avoiding plagiarism is available by emailing libraryhelp@vcc.ca or using the AskAway online chat.

AskAway hours: 

Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.


All activities are operational and will be conducted online or by phone. Inquiries can be made by email.

Email: partnership@vcc.ca

Print Services is operational with closed doors and reduced staffing. Please allow a one- to two-day turnaround time for basic print services, and two to four days for advanced print services. Inquiries can be made by email. 

Email: printservices@vcc.ca 

The Registrar’s Office will be open for VCC Student ID cards only on the following days and times in May 2021. Your VCC Student ID card can be used at the VCC Library, as a student identification to access the U-Pass, and for discounts at various local businesses. 

Base programs: Monday, May 3 - Thursday, May 27, 2021

Please note the college is closed for the Victoria Day stat holiday on Monday May 24, 2021.

Continuing studies: please review instructions here


Notes:

  • In order to access VCC buildings, you must show proof of VCC registration and government-issued ID.
  • Your VCC Student ID can be created at either campus, regardless of the location of your course or program.
  • If you already have a VCC Student ID card from a previous registration, it is still valid and a new one is not required. Replacement cards are $20.

All services are available and will be offered by phone or Zoom. See below to make an appointment for Advising, Counselling, or Disability services.

Phone: 604.871.7000, option 2
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

All VCC Foundation operations will be conducted by phone or email.

Phone: 604.619.6145
Email: nnesbitt@vcc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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