Course grade changes | Remote access to computer labs | Building access

Supporting students throughout the pandemic has been UFV’s top priority and we appreciate the opportunity to respond to the needs of our students during this challenging time.

Students, please connect with us and our various services, they will help support you during the pandemic and are listed here.

A few important updates:

Withdrawal and grades

In response to feedback from students and in consultation with the Student Union Society, UFV will extend the opportunity for students with ANY PASSING GRADE to petition for a Credit (CR) instead of an earned grade.

This process will be facilitated through the Registrar’s Office and further details on how to petition for a CR in place of a letter grade will be released shortly.

Students will now have the option of accepting their final grades, petitioning for a CR for any passing grade, or requesting a Withdrawal (W) without academic penalty up to May 8, 2020. Students will be strongly encouraged to discuss their final grades with an academic advisor prior to making any final decisions.

Students gain remote access to UFV computer labs 

UFV’s computer labs can now be accessed remotely through a new online tool. This program allows students to access lab resources, including specialized software, from home.

The remote access tool can be accessed through the ITS website.

Implemented in response to physical distancing protocols following the outbreak of COVID-19, the UFV Remote Access Tool dashboard displays a list of available computers and provides an easy and secure way to remotely log in. This tool can be used by students who rely on campus computer lab software to complete work.

Please note: this tool is not to be used to conduct synchronous classroom sessions on lab computers. Instead, it is designed to provide periodic, intermittent access to lab computers and associated software.

Reminder: UFV has several wifi hotspots in parking lots on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses.

ITS Hours

The IT Service Desk will remain open, with extended hours and service via phone, email, remote desktop control and ticketing system as follows:

Monday to Friday, 8 am–8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, closed
A complete list of ITS support services can be found on the ITS website.

Building Access

Revised building access as of April 14 can be found here.  Please note: changes have been made to the hours for the Building G computer lab in Abbotsford, Building K in Abbotsford, and the Mission campus based on usage and demand.