This update is provided for archival purposes only.

Public Health guidance and University of Waterloo operations may have changed. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our COVID-19 frequently asked questions.

News for Current undergraduate students

Monday, February 28, 2022

What’s changing as Ontario removes public health restrictions?

Update for the UWaterloo community

Tomorrow the Government of Ontario will move to the Exit Step of its Roadmap to Reopen. This move will lift the majority of remaining public health restrictions, and this will mean some changes to our operations on our campuses. Here’s what you need to know. 

Monday, February 14, 2022

Plans for large classes after February 28

Update for the UWaterloo community

In the last week we have seen our campuses come alive once again as we made our return to in-person learning. We hope everyone who got to experience the campus last week felt some of the energy of having our spaces occupied by students learning and working together.

We were pleased to see our community remaining vigilant and respecting the need to wear masks and maintain distancing where it is required. Thank you for doing your part to keep the people around you protected. We remind you to complete the daily Campus Check-in and to stay away if you are sick. We also encourage all members of our community to get their booster vaccine as soon as you are eligible.

Friday, February 4, 2022

Welcoming you to winter term on campus

Update for students

For many of you, February 7 will be the first time you step foot on one of our campuses. We’ve been busy preparing for your return, and we can’t wait to see you. To help you feel welcome and informed about what to expect, we’ve outlined key details about navigating your first weeks in-person.

Friday, February 4, 2022

We’re putting a credit on your student account

Update for undergraduate students

Whether you are a student local to Waterloo, from other areas across Ontario and Canada, or have travelled from another country to join us – your experience of Waterloo isn’t what you hoped it would be due to the impacts of COVID-19. Thank you for persevering with us through these difficult times.

We are preparing to return to in-person learning on February 7. This means that most of you will be learning in classrooms and labs on one of our four campuses very soon.  

Friday, January 21, 2022

In-person experiences resuming on February 7

Update for the UWaterloo Community

Yesterday, the Government of Ontario announced steps to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures. The evidence shows that our collective efforts to reduce the transmission of Omicron are having an effect and we can continue our cautious return to in-person experiences.

For the University, the announcement means that we will continue to deliver essential in-person teaching and learning as we have done since January 4, and we will gradually transition to full in-person experiences with most in-person instruction starting on February 7.