welcome to the U of Summerland!

A Study Space in Summerland, BC.
And now open in Oliver, too!

As you know, during this time of COVID-19, most universities and colleges are offering online classes and coursework for their students during the 2020-21 school year. As a result, post-secondary students will be living in the South Okanagan, while attending post-secondary schools from around the globe. Our hope is to offer these individuals a quiet, safe, and productive environment where they can go and be successful with their studies no matter what post-secondary institution they are registered with. Welcome to the U of Summerland!

Let’s begin by establishing a few things:

So, what does the U of Summerland have to offer?

Student Responsibilities:

Students would be required to do the following in order to participate:

  1. Register online with the U of Summerland program at no cost (see below).
  2. When you show up for the first time at a campus, complete a site-specific waiver form. Each campus requires you to have this form completed.
  3. Sign-in each time according to the Contact Tracing Protocols established by the Province of B.C.
  4. Bring all required materials for studying.
  5. Bring any food and drink.
  6. Bring their own mask and follow BC guidelines.
  7. Be respectful of the learning environment.

Weekly schedule:

Here is the schedule for the fall. Please note different time periods are open at different locations.

Summerland Time & Location Schedule:

Oliver Time & Location Schedule:

For More Information on the Current BC COVID-19 Guidelines:

Campus Locations

Our campus consists of six locations. Each location is generously donating their time, space and WIFI in order to support our registered students at what we are calling the U of Summerland.

Julia Street Community Church

Summerland Alliance Church

Summerland Baptist Church

Oliver Alliance Church

Park Drive Church

Medici's Gelateria

In the Media:

Global News - 'U of Summerland' Aims to Assist Post-Secondary Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

Castanet News - A 'New' University Opening

Summerland Review - Summerland Churches Open Doors to Provide Study Spaces

Summerland Review - U of Summerland Seeks Instructors

If you have questions about the program, please contact us at [email protected].

If this appeals to you, register below by clicking the link.

** The U of Summerland is not a business, is not for profit, and is run by volunteers.

Many Thanks to our Supporters!