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 one of the following COVID-19 information pages:

News for Community

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Updating you on our fall plans

Update for the UWaterloo community

  • We have started planning for significantly expanded in-person approach for fall term 

  • We will keep sharing our plans on the COVID-19 Information website 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Don’t travel outside of your home unless it is essential

Update for the University of Waterloo community

Earlier today, the Province of Ontario introduced tighter restrictions for three parts of the province to help limit the spread of COVID-19. 

The new tighter restrictions apply to Toronto, Ottawa and Peel. With a record-high of cases of COVID-19 reported by the province today, however, I want to take this opportunity to be clear about the University’s message to our entire community:

Please follow government advice and don’t travel outside of your home unless it is essential.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Ontario University Athletics announcement

A message from Ontario University Athletics (OUA)

Ontario University Athletics (OUA), under the direction of its Board of Directors, announces the cancellation of all OUA-sanctioned sport programming and championships up to December 31st, 2020.

A decision of this magnitude was not made lightly, but the process of reaching this conclusion was based on provincial public health guidelines and with the health and wellbeing of all OUA participants at the forefront.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Supporting instructors remotely

In mid-March, in response to the COVID-19 situation and with the safety of the campus community top of mind, the University made an important decision to cease all in-person activities and exchanges, including traditional, in-class teaching. All courses, exams and academic milestones would be adapted for online delivery.  

Friday, March 20, 2020

Most campus buildings to be locked March 24

Please be advised, for the safety of our students and employees, most campus buildings will be locked as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24.

The following academic buildings will be open for student access Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:

  • Applied Health Sciences (AHS) (B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH) addition)
  • Engineering 5 (E5)
  • Engineering 7 (E7)
  • Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC)
  • Mathematics 3 (M3)

As always, the Student Life Centre (SLC) will remain open, and other services such as Health Services and Residences will continue to operate as per their hours of operation. At Health Services, bookings, screenings and appointments are conducted by phone. In-person encounters occur only when deemed necessary following a phone appointment.