Return to campus information for students

Dear Students,

It has most certainly been a challenging year as a result of COVID-19. Everyone has no doubt experienced a great deal of changes and challenges in their life.

We are currently planning a safe return to campus for the Fall 2021 term. This will predominantly mean that courses will be delivered in-person across FCAT’s schools and programs and at all of SFU’s campuses. A small number of courses will also be offered remotely in cases where it will help with course bottlenecks or where some remote teaching has helped to improve the student experience.

We are very excited about seeing everyone back in-person on campus and welcoming our new first year students! Know that we are working very hard behind the scenes to make Fall term the best possible experience that we can with everyone’s safety in mind.


Carman Neustaedter | Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

For more details about SFU's four-stage return to campus plan and further resources for students, visit the SFU Return to Campus website.
For more details about remote courses in the fall, visit the Remote Courses FAQ from Student Services.
If you have any questions, get in touch with us at

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


  •  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


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!