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 graduate students

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Masks required at least until the end of term

Update for UWaterloo community

Yesterday the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario shared an update and statement on changes to the mandatory masking requirement. From March 21, the province will lift the mandatory masking requirement in most settings, including post-secondary institutions.

At Waterloo, to minimize the potential for disruption to the end of the term schedule and exams, we will maintain our current mask-wearing requirement until at least the end of the Winter term. It is our hope that this helps minimize uncertainty and disruption and continues to support our students, staff, faculty and University community.

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 graduate 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.