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News archive - September 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

New Campus COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre Opens Oct 1

Update for employees and students

  • Our Health Services COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre will open in the Health Services building on October 1.
  • Testing is only available by appointment to University of Waterloo students and employees at this time.
Friday, September 25, 2020

Staying safe on and off campus

Update for undergraduate students

I have been pleased to welcome the Waterloo community back for the fall term, whether it is virtually or on campus. As we continue into the term it is important to remember that it is our shared responsibility to protect each other. Each of us has an important part to play in limiting the risk of COVID-19 and maintaining safety both on and off campus.

I know you are working very hard and giving it your all with your studies and work. But we must not let our guard down. COVID-19 still poses a risk to you and our community. And so we must take this shared responsibility very seriously.

Friday, September 25, 2020

You can help protect Waterloo with safety messaging

Update for employees

Over the last several weeks, we have continued to expand controlled access to the campus for some students and employees. As COVID-19 cases begin to rise again it is as important as ever that all of us in our University community play a part in limiting the spread of the virus, whether we are on campus or not.

We have learned from global public health experts that as the pandemic continues, it is important to move to messaging that reinforces the need to protect the safety of our communities, not just ourselves. Please consider how you can play a role in sharing information and reinforcing safety messaging to our students – and to one another – about ways in which we can protect our community.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Winter course selection period postponed

Update for undergraduate students

We are postponing the Course Selection Period for the winter academic term.

As recently announced, winter term delivery will be primarily online to continue to protect public health, and we have begun preparing the course selection process.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Confirming our plans for winter term 2021

Update for students

  • All large classes will happen online this winter.

  • Some classes and supports will be available in person.

  • We will support your academic progress, no matter where you are.