Renison University College

For the safety and security of those who remain in the building, access is restricted to students, faculty and staff: restricted fob access only.
In keeping with public health directives and the state of emergency declared by the Ontario Premier, only essential services remain operational.
Please be aware that conditions are changing rapidly; check this space for daily updates.

Renison Residence

Renison Residence remains open. All students are being urged to find alternate accommodation by no later than noon Friday, March 20. Provisions will be made for those students who are unable to relocate, including those international students unable to make travel arrangements. Full details have been sent directly to Renison Residents. If you are living in Residence at Renison and have not received a detailed notification, please contact

Food Services and Housekeeping

Renison will maintain food and housekeeping services for those students, staff and faculty that remain on campus. Please be aware that service levels will be modified in response to changing needs. Details will be posted here as they are made available.

Cleaning Protocols

The health and well being of our students, staff and faculty remain our first priority as we continue to respond to the changing nature of this outbreak. Cleaning staff are following public health recommendations with respect to the frequency and level of cleaning, particularly of high-touch areas such as washroom facilities, door handles, and stair railings.

Counselling and Support Services

We understand that this global pandemic is adding considerable stress and uncertainty to the lives of our community. Renison's Student Services Counsellors remain available to students and can be contacted by email:

Additionally, our College Chaplain, the Venerable Megan Collings-Moore will continue to be a resource and support to students, faculty and staff: Feel free to contact Megan with any questions or concerns.

Also, for staff and faculty, UWaterloo's EAP program is still operating. They are currently saying that they will offer telephone based counseling and encouraging folks who feel stressed by the pandemic and associated actions/responses to be in touch. Contact info ca be found at

Renison’s Lusi Wong Library

Closed. Library staff will continue to provide online support: Full details on book returns, interlibrary loans and other library services can be found on the Lusi Wong Library home page.

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