Welcome back Waterloo

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The University of Waterloo continues to implement plans and protocols to safely restart campus activities, following public health advice and best practices.

Many buildings have reopened on campus with modified hours for fall term. Find out what’s open and see our list of modified services.

If you are coming to campus, please take precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19: 



Summary of phased return

Phase 1: Essential employees (March to June 2020)

Phase 2: Research ramp-up (July to August 2020)

Phase 3: Selective expansion (August to November 2020)

Phase 4: The next normal (November 2020 and ongoing

The campus environment will evolve to support learning, teaching, and research, but will continue to follow the latest public health and government guidance