TWU Health and Safety Information

For important health and safety information please visit the links below.

Students & Parents  Staff, Faculty & Affiliates


The world has changed. Your future hasn’t.  

Trinity Western University will be open this fall, ready to welcome you to TWU Access, our new multi-access student experience.  

As a global Christian university, it is here that hearts and minds are formed through our faith-based liberal arts education, giving you a solid foundation to equip you for your career and future leadership opportunities. 

The Trinity Western student experience goes beyond world-class academic instruction. Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, or continuing-studies student, the TWU distinctive is rooted in our unique community and care for you as an individual. Thanks to our small class sizes and engaged professors who go the extra mile to mentor and connect with students, our graduates appreciate how TWU develops them both academically and personally.  

Despite the challenge that COVID-19 has presented to everyone, we have been actively preparing for you to experience TWU Access. This fall, our classes and our community experiences will be available to you whether you attend in person at one of our campuses or primarily online. Find out more about our offerings by visiting our TWU Access page. 

TWU Access Experience

TWU ACCESS: CLASSES & COMMUNITY 

Wherever you are,  you  can  access the Trinity  Western  experience this fall. Your courses and the key features of TWU community will be offered online and face-to-face wherever it is possible to do so safely. 

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many courses will be taught online, with the exception of  a small number of  highly-experiential  courses that cannot be taught remotely. Such courses will be taught face-to-face, following health and safety measures tailored to each unique experience.  Find out which courses are face-to-face by visiting our Course Delivery page. 

In addition to TWU courses being accessible online and in person, community and student life experiences will be too. We are offering chapel services, student ministries, leadership opportunities and other meaningful community programs in these formats as well. See how each community experience will be offered this fall by visiting our Student Experience page. 

Campus

This fall our campuses will be open,  with  health and safety measures in place. We welcome you  to enjoy  our facilities  and  communal spaces accommodating social distancing and other health  measures. We are also developing new ways to maximize the use of our outdoor campus spaces.

For more  information on campus housing visit Housing and for details on current status all other services and facilities, visit Campus Status.  

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HEALTH & SAFETY

Now more than ever, the health and safety of our students is a top priority.  We are privileged to have our Senior Health Advisor, Dr. Sonya  Grypma,  RN,  and  Dr. Barbara  Astle, RN, an expert on global health, lead a team of health specialists who have been diligently working since late January to ensure that TWU responds to COVID-19 safely and follows regulations from the Fraser & Vancouver Coastal Health Authorities.

To support the staged reopening of our campus, we have added a new TWU Public Health Team to our Wellness Center team. This group will provide leadership and operational management of our COVID-19 protocols in our residences, classrooms, workspaces and for all other TWU face to face gatherings or events. Our pre-existing Health and Mental Health Services will continue to support our students through in-person and virtual clinical care options as recommended by the province of BC.

Thanks to this team and the exemplary work of BC  Provincial  Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, TWU is in one of the safest places in North America right now. Based on our current information we have developed special regulations for safety at all of our campuses and as new announcements and advisories from BC and regional health authorities are released, we will continue to operate within their recommendations. For more information about health and safety please  review the Health & Safety page.

FINANCIAL AID & Scholarships

We understand that financial circumstances are unique for each student and their family and that  students may be facing an increased economic burden due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are  working hard to remove barriers students may have that are preventing them from experiencing  their TWU education.  

To help remove barriers, we have created a one-time Journey Forward Grant of up to $2,000, available to  full-time undergraduate students enrolled in traditional programs  (excluding ADC, IDC, U1, Casual Studies or certificate programs)  for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.  

For our students who do not meet this criteria, who are experiencing financial hardship, please contact the Financial Aid Office. As well, the Federal and Provincial Governments have made more money available to university students than ever before. See  Financial Aid  for more details.  

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Journey Forward Interviews

A conversation with President Mark Husbands & Daniela Diaz Lombardo, TWUSA President.

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Town Hall - Returning Students

Watch the recording of the Town Hall (June 17) for returning Undergraduate and Graduate students.

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Town Hall - Incoming Students

Watch the recording of the Town Hall (June 18) for incoming Undergraduate students.