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News archive - August 2020

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Next phase of Return to Research update

Update for faculty

  • Details on next phase of return to research  
  • Updates to the return to on-campus research process 
  • New Personnel in Labs 
  • Safety Plan Compliance and Monitoring 
Friday, August 21, 2020

Tell us your plans for fall term

Update for international students

The start of the term is fast approaching and the University has created a form to check-in on your plans for fall term. The form is mandatory for all international students and asks about your travel history and plans - including your quarantine plan (if applicable). By filling out the form, we can all comply with the Government of Canada and University of Waterloo health guidelines related to COVID-19 and help keep each other safe. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Fall 2020 Convocation to be delivered virtually

Update for students who have applied to graduate

We want to let you know that we are preparing to celebrate your upcoming convocation virtually. Due to COVID-19, we are working to make the best virtual experience for you and your classmates.

Convocation is the culmination of years of your hard work, passion and commitment. Our decision to forgo in-person convocation ceremonies was a difficult one to make, but we made it with your health and safety top of mind. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Fall 2020 Convocation to be delivered virtually

Update for employees

As the University of Waterloo continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the well-being of our students, their families and our campus community is our top priority.

It is with great disappointment that we need to share the news that in-person convocation ceremonies will not take place at Waterloo in October. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Return to campus Fall 2020

Update for undergraduate students

If you need to come to campus during the fall term, check out the return to campus guide to learn more about the University’s plans for a safe return and the steps you can take to help maintain a safe and healthy campus.