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 On-campus residents

Friday, January 7, 2022

What to do if you think you have COVID

Update for the UWaterloo community

On December 30, 2021, the Government of Ontario made changes to PCR testing eligibility and case and contact management guidance.  These changes, made to help the province effectively manage the impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, mean that we are making changes to the protocols for what the University community needs to do if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Stay safe in residence during reading week

Update for students living in residence

We’re sharing some extra information with you today in follow-up to the President’s email sent yesterday. Each resident is a part of your residence community and you play a role in keeping others safe.

The University is discouraging travel throughout fall term, including during fall and December breaks. 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Action Required – you are encouraged to move out of residence

Update for students living on-campus

During this challenging time, we thank you for your cooperation as the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) situation continues to develop quickly.

We are strongly encouraging all students to make arrangements to move out of residence  by noon on Friday, March 20, 2020. 

We know that this is unexpected and so we are offering you a pro-rated refund on the fees you have paid.