University COVID-19 update

The University of Waterloo is constantly updating our most Frequently Asked Questions.

Questions about buildings and services? Visit the list of Modified Services.

Please note: The University of Waterloo is closed for all events until further notice.

Important term dates

Winter 2020

Event Date
Lectures begin - Waterloo and Laurier (Mon) January 6
Reserves removed (Fri) January 10
Course add deadline (Fri) January 17
Fall 2019 grades official (Tues) January 21
Last day for 100% refund (Fri) January 24
WD - withdrawal period begins (50% refund begins) (Sat) January 25
Spring 2020 course selection begins (Mon) January 27
Final exam schedule released (Fri) January 31
Spring 2020 course selection ends (Thurs) February 6
Last day for 50% refund (Fri) February 14
Family Day (UW closed) (Mon) February 17
Reading Week (Tues-Fri) February 18-21
WD – withdrawal period ends (Mon) March 30
WF – withdraw/failure period begins (Tues) March 31
Spring 2020 drop/add period begins (appointment dates) (Mon-Tues) March 23-24
Spring 2020 open enrollment begins (Wed) March 25
Lectures end (Fri) April 3
WF – withdraw/failure period ends (Tues) April 7
Examinations April 8 - 25
Good Friday (UW closed) (Fri) April 10
CEL examination days (Fri-Sat) April 17-18
Winter 2020 unofficial grades (Sun) April 26
Winter 2020 official grades (Wed) May 20

Standings and Promotions (S&P) meeting dates and deadlines

Spring 2020

Petitions can be submitted electronically. Petitions are accepted on a rolling basis. They are reviewed regularly and students can expect a response within three weeks of submission. 

Other important dates