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News archive - May 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

2021 fall term update

Update for new undergraduate students

You might be wondering: what will my campus experience look like in the fall?  

As Canada rolls out more vaccines, we are planning for more in-person learning, work, and research starting this fall. We are optimistic that activity can happen in person with a staged and strategic return to campus. Our plan will be flexible so we can tackle unexpected challenges and keep your health and wellbeing our priority. 

Monday, May 17, 2021

Sharing more details on undergrad plans for fall 2021

Update for current undergraduate students

  • Faculties have completed initial planning for undergraduate courses for fall  
  • You can now view every faculty’s current plan for undergraduate plans online 
Monday, May 17, 2021

Sharing more details on undergrad plans for fall 2021

Update for employees

  • Faculties have completed initial planning for undergraduate courses for fall  
  • You can now view every faculty’s current plan for undergraduate plans online 
  • Graduate students can expect to hear more information on Fall plans in the coming weeks 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Case tracking: one community member tests positive

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual who tested positive for COVID-19 on our campus.

The individual is in self-isolation and did not have any known close contacts while on the campus.

If you have not been identified as a close contact of the individual, you should continue to follow our on-campus safety procedures including our campus check in screening daily, and self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if needed.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Canadian study permit application deadlines

Update for prospective international undergraduate students

The Government of Canada announced that study permit applications received by May 15 will be processed by August 6, ensuring a final permit decision before the fall term begins. We understand this has raised questions about when Offers of Admission will be received.

The final round of admissions evaluation is underway, and we are doing everything we can to complete all decisions prior to May 15. If you do not already have an admissions decision, you will hear from us soon.

You can still apply for your study permit after May 15.