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How will labs and other interactive coursework be completed? Will an orientation week still be planned if schooling is online in September?

tarting September, we will continue to deliver all large courses online although we hope some elements such as clinical programs, labs or tutorials will be available in person. Though the COVID-19 situation may change throughout the term, all large classes will stay online throughout fall term.  Please note that we will support your academic progress, no matter where you are. 
 
We are working on a plan for some activity to happen in-person, if the conditions allow. This could mean clinical programs, smaller undergraduate classes or seminars and research-based graduate students working in labs. Any in-person activity will meet strict guidelines for physical distancing and other public health requirements. 

Faculties and departments are working on contingency plans to allow students to complete their programs as efficiently as possible.  

In light of COVID-19, orientation programming will be updated to an online platform. As more information becomes available — including our plans for residences and other activities — we will provide information about what to expect. 

We are committed to delivering the quality learning and student experience you are expecting from us. While the future remains uncertain and the situation will continue to evolve, we would like to share our current plans for September.

As this continues to be a time of evolving change, we encourage you to check the University’s dedicated COVID-19 website at uwaterloo.ca/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information.

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