Dear students,

As Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT), I want to let you know that we care deeply about your experience as an FCAT student, whether you are studying contemporary arts, communication, interactive arts and technology, publishing or digital media. We are aware that this is a time of extra uncertainty for all of you given the COVID-19 pandemic, and you no doubt have many questions and concerns about how your student experience will be impacted. At Simon Fraser University and in our Faculty, I have been amazed at the level of commitment of our students, staff and faculty to adapt under these trying circumstances. Please be assured that our commitment to provide you the best possible education has not wavered. I hope the resources below will help you to navigate some of the uncertainty.

Should you need further assistance, our advisors are here for you.

Take care and stay safe,

Owen Underhill

Dean pro tem, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

SFU COVID-19 FAQ

  • Visit the SFU FAQ page for the most up to date information about how SFU is responding to COVID-19.

Plans for the fall term

Advising support

  •  Undeclared students or those with fewer than 60 units can contact an SFU advisor for support. All advising is now online or by phone.
  •  Students with 60 units or more should consult their program advisor. FCAT advising is now being done remotely by phone, email and videoconference.

o School for the Contemporary Arts advising

o School of Communication advising

o School of Interactive Arts and Technology advising

Graduate students

International students

Academics

  •  See this IT Services page for many resources related to remote studying.
  •  Student Services has put together a list of helpful learning resources.
  •  Undergraduate students can find all the information they need about student fees, financial aid, u-pass, grading options, and academic policies from Student Services.
  • Library services: Fraser (Surrey), Belzberg (Vancouver), and Bennett (Burnaby) libraries are closed until further notice. See the library website for details.
  • The Student Learning Commons continues to provide consultation on writing and studying strategies.

Co-op and Career and Volunteer Services

Health & wellness

Student support and resources

Campus building access

  • All SFU campuses and buildings remain open with limited access: Limited access means the majority of perimeter doors for all buildings and all campuses will be locked, with specific doors unlocked between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. For more details, visit the Campus Public Safety website.

On-campus services

Events

Staying entertained

  •  Catch up on your favourite show or start a new series with Criterion on Demand! As an SFU student you have access to more than 3000 films at your fingertips!