Monday, March 30, 2020

Important update regarding Spring convocation

Update for spring graduands and their families

As the University of Waterloo responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the well-being of our students, their families, and our campus community is our top priority. 
 
After serious reflection and consideration, it is with great disappointment that we inform you that all in-person convocation ceremonies will not take place at Waterloo in June.  

Friday, March 27, 2020

Updates to the Spring 2020 schedule

Update for employees

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we made the important decision to proceed with Spring Term 2020 with no in-person course activity. This means that we will hold all classes and exams online.

To prepare for the alternative delivery of courses, we have revised some important dates to the Spring Term. 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Update about your spring 2020 class schedule

Update for undergraduate students

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we made the important decision to proceed with Spring Term 2020 with no in-person course activity. This means that we will hold all classes and exams online (with the exception of CLIN and PRA courses).

We want you to have a quality learning experience at Waterloo during these times of unprecedented change. We also want to make sure that you can continue to make progress towards earning your degree. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Update about your spring 2020 class schedule

Update for graduate students

The University has made the important decision to proceed with spring 2020 term with no in-person academic activity. This means that we will hold all classes, including midterm and final exams, as well as academic milestones such as thesis proposals, comprehensive exams and defences, virtually. 
 
We want you to have a quality learning experience at Waterloo during these times of unprecedented change. We also want to make sure that you can continue to make progress towards earning your degree. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Locking of buildings and essential services

Update for employees

As you know, most campus buildings are now locked. Only a small number of buildings remain open for student access.

Employees who are performing critical functions and require access to their workspace must receive approval from their department head and ensure the necessary key/fob access is available.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Reimbursement Procedures for Travel Cancellation Costs Related to COVID-19

Finance is issuing the following guidance on reimbursement procedures for costs incurred as a result of cancelling or changing business-related travel due to COVID-19.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Finance Operational Modifications due to COVID-19

Update for employees

Per University guidance dated March 16, 2020 advising all Waterloo employees to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, certain business operations and processes within Finance have been modified. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Month end P-Card extension

Update for employees

Finance is issuing the following guidance on March 15, 2020 P-Card expense coding and related P-Card approvals due to COVID-19. 

P-Card transactions incurred up until March 15, 2020 must have their coding and approval completed by end of day on March 31st. Typically, coding is locked down the 25th of each month, however, this month’s deadline has been extended.   

Monday, March 23, 2020

Senate approved motions on CR/NCR use for W2020 numeric grades

Update for faculty and course instructors

Course instructors can elect to use CR or NCR in place of numeric grades for Winter Term 2020 if they judge that they do not have enough information to give numeric grades.

Students will be able to ask to convert numeric grades to CR or NCR for a specific period after the end of Winter Term.

Monday, March 23, 2020

CR/NCR for Winter Term courses

Update for students

We know that the changes we have put in place for the end of the Winter Term 2020 because of COVID-19 may be difficult for some. We want you to have the best learning experience at Waterloo during these times of unprecedented change. We also want to make sure that you can continue to make progress towards earning your degree. 
 
To help you with this we are making two important changes for courses that award numeric grades. 

Course instructors can elect to use CR or NCR in place of numeric grades for Winter Term 2020.

Students will be able to ask to convert numeric grades to CR or NCR for a specific period after the end of Winter Term.