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News for Current undergraduate students

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Vaccination now required to live in residences

Update for undergraduate students

  • We will require students living in our residences during the 2021-2022 academic year to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19

  • We are making changes to residence requirements based on new advice we received this week from Region of Waterloo Medical Officer of Health

  • You can expect expanded in-person experiences such as in labs, libraries, student clubs and services as other public health restrictions lift 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Step 3 changes campus operations

Update for students and employees

  • Region of Waterloo moves into Step 3 re-opening on Friday, July 16 
  • You can return to work on campus if you are required to in your departmental safety plan 
  • Some services and building opening times are changing 
  • You can expect to hear more on our reopening plans as public health guidance evolves 
Friday, July 9, 2021

Step 2 re-opening brings changes for campus operations

Update for students and employees

  • Region of Waterloo moves into Step 2 re-opening on Monday, July 12
  • In-person course activity will begin or expand for some courses
  • No change to research activities, further communication about research lab capacity will be forthcoming.
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Vaccine centre opens at Health Services

Update for students and employees

  • A vaccine centre for students, employees and their families will open at Health Services on July 12, 2021
  • You can now book an appointment by phone
  • More information to come about Waterloo Region Step 2 changes on Monday
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Rapid testing for asymptomatic employees and students

Update for students and employees

  • A COVID-19 rapid screening site will open in the Davis Centre on June 21, 2021
  • You can now book appointments online for asymptomatic testing if you come to campus regularly