This update is provided for archival purposes only. Public Health guidance and University of Waterloo operations may have changed. Please review detailed information about academicsresearch and our safe and staged return to campus.

News for Current undergraduate students

Monday, August 16, 2021

Mandatory vaccination and attestation

Update for students and employees regarding mandatory vaccination and attestation requirements

Monday, August 9, 2021

Self-declaration of vaccination required for campus access

Update for students and employees

  • Starting September 1, you will need to anonymously self-declare your vaccination status to come to campus 
  • We are supporting advocacy efforts calling for a provincial order for mandatory vaccination in the sector 
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.