University of Waterloo information on COVID-19

Last updated: February 16, 2021
For complete details of recent announcements and previous updates visit our COVID-19 News page.

    Latest updates

    • February 16: Resuming limited campus operations in provincial COVID-19 Red zone
      • ​​​​​​​The Region of Waterloo is now in the Red – Control zone of the province’s COVID-19 framework
      • Limited in-person course activity will resume on February 22
      • Some campus services and operations will resume to pre-holiday break levels
      • Read president Feridun Hamdullahpur's messages to undergraduate and graduate students
         
    • February 12: Gradually resuming teaching, research and operations on campus
      • Read president Feridun Hamdullahpur's message to employees for additional information
    • February 11: Convocation ceremonies will take place in online formats in June
      • ​​​​​​​We are asking for our students' input on how we can best recognize your achievements
      • Up-to-date information will be shared on our convocation website
      • Read president Feridun Hamdullahpur's full message to students and employees for additional information
    • February 4: Limited in-person instruction may resume February 22
      • In-person learning that was previously suspended for the stay-at-home order will resume on Monday, February 22, pending confirmation of the government’s instructions
      • We strongly advise you to avoid any travel over reading week
      • Read president Feridun Hamdullahpur's messages to students and employees for additional information

    The University of Waterloo continues to implement plans and protocols to safely restart campus activities, following public health advice and best practices.

    Many buildings have reopened on campus with modified hours for fall term. Find out what’s open and see our list of building and service availability.

    Employees


    Important links

    Canada's COVID Alert AppCOVID alert app logo

    • The Government of Canada launched a national, voluntary app that will notify users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. The app is available for free to Canadians and can be downloaded through the App or Google Play stores.
    • The COVID Alert app incorporates exposure notification technology provided by Apple and Google and does not collect personally identifiable information.
    • The more people using the COVID Alert app, the more effective this tool will be in helping limit the spread of COVID-19.
    • Learn more.
     
     

    Questions?

    If you have questions about Waterloo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please email coronavirus@uwaterloo.ca.

    1. Feb. 12, 2021Gradually resuming teaching, research and operations on campus

      Update for employees on gradual return to campus

      • The Region of Waterloo will move into the Red – Control zone of the province’s COVID-19 framework on Tuesday
      • Limited in-person course activity will resume on February 22
    2. Feb. 11, 2021Have your say: Spring 2021 convocation

      Update for students who may be eligible to graduate

      • Convocation ceremonies will be celebrated online in June  

      • We are asking for your input on how we can best recognize your achievements 

      • Up-to-date information will be shared on our convocation website 

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