News for Parents

Friday, March 13, 2020

COVID-19 update: in-person course activity suspended

We are suspending all activity for on-campus courses for one week, from March 14 to March 23.  At the end of this suspension, all in-person course activity is cancelled until the end of term, including in-person final exams. Instructors are working on alternate ways to deliver remaining course work and exams/assessments. 

Fully online courses will continue, but in-person exams for these courses are cancelled and may be replaced with alternative assessments. 

Campus operations will continue. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

COVID-19 update: events suspended, classes continue

We are suspending all events that are not vital to the academic mission of the University.

Classes, labs, courses and final exams are vital to the academic mission of the University and will continue. We will monitor this situation and will send further updates in the coming hours and days. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus update: travel outside Canada suspended

Update for students

We are suspending all travel outside Canada that is not vital to our academic mission.

The global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. We are giving this direction because we want to protect the health, safety and wellness of our community. We also want to help reduce the spread of disease. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Coronavirus update: case confirmed in Waterloo Region

Update for students

Public Health has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Waterloo region, a female in her 50’s in Kitchener.

If you were on Air Canada flights 827 from Milan to Lisbon or 259 from Lisbon to Toronto, you should contact Health Services.

The risk to Waterloo is still low.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Coronavirus update – travelers to Iran must stay home upon return

Update for students

The University has suspended all travel to Iran until further notice.

Travellers from Iran and from Hubei province, China must stay home and avoid contact with others – also known as self-isolate – for 14 days after returning to Canada.