Information for all Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Return to Campus

When will NIC campuses reopen to the public?

NIC services will be open to the general public as of August 3, 2021. Please visit the individual department pages for information on how to access services:

Will masks be required?

July 1 – September 6: mask use is recommended in an indoor setting.

Starting September 7: mask use in all areas is based on personal choice.

The NIC’s Return to Campus Guidelines has full details on information including mask requirements, physical distancing and other safety protocols. 

What safety protocols will be in place?

The NIC’s Return to Campus Guidelines has full details on information including mask requirements, physical distancing, daily health checks, staying home when sick and cleaning for NIC’s general operations, worksite, learning spaces, libraries, bookstores, cafeterias and student service areas.

Will vaccinations be required to be on campus?

Getting vaccinated is a personal choice. Proof of vaccination will not be required to be on NIC campuses.

What should I do if I don’t feel well and or have COVID symptoms?

  1. Stay Home
  2. Call 8-1-1 or your primary care provider for advice
  3. Visit bc.thrive.health and use the self-assessment tool to determine if you require testing
  4. If you do require testing, call 1-844-901-8442 between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. to book a test
  5. Advise your instructor or supervisor if you will be absent.

How do I get vaccinated for COVID-19?

You can check your eligibility and register for a vaccine on the Government of BC’s Vaccination Information page for information on how domestic and international students can register, the booking process and what to expect at vaccination clinics.

Fall 2021

What delivery methods will be offered this fall?

NIC will be returning to on-campus offerings for the 2021/2022 academic year, along with continuing to provide digital delivery options. Visit the Fall programs page for a full list of all programs and their delivery methods.

Why are you offering digital delivery?

Digital delivery offers several advantages to learners. It allows more flexibility and increases access by not requiring students to travel to campus. We heard from many students through the last year that they appreciated how that increased flexibility helped them to balance their other life commitments with their schoolwork.

What technology do I need to have access to as a digital learner at NIC?

Please note, all programs and courses for Summer 2021 and the 2021/2022 academic year will require access to a computer and internet. Cell phones are not adequate for digital learning.

Have a look at NIC’s Learn Anywhere page which provides useful tips about how to be a digital learner during your studies.

What safety protocols will be in place on campus this fall?

The NIC’s Return to Campus Guidelines has full details on information including mask requirements, physical distancing, daily health checks, staying home when sick and cleaning for NIC’s general operations, worksite, learning spaces, libraries, bookstores, cafeterias and student service areas.

General Questions or Concerns

If you have any general questions or are in need of supports other than those indicated feel free to contact our Student Life department:

Learn More about COVID-19

A toll-free number has been established for Canadians 1-833-784-4397 to answer general questions about COVID-19.

Additional resources: