News archive - May 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Fall Course Selection Period Postponed

The Course Selection Period for the fall academic term, for returning students, originally set to occur May 21-June 1, has been postponed.

With the fall term delivery announcement occurring only last Friday, May 15, additional time is needed in order to prepare for the course selection process. More information and updated timelines are expected soon. We will send another email once the revised dates have been determined.

Friday, May 15, 2020

We’re planning for a combined approach for fall term learning

This message was originally sent to students by Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor.


  • All large classes will happen online this fall.
  • Some classes and supports will be available in person.
  • We will support your academic progress, no matter where you are.

See full message on the Coronavirus website.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Deadlines for Adding and Dropping Spring 2020 Courses

Date reminders:

  • Reserves on most classes will be removed May 15.
  • The last day to add classes for spring 2020 is May 25.
  • The last day to drop a class with a 100% tuition refund is June 1.

Need help adding or dropping courses?

Spring term and CR/NCR grades

Pay careful attention to the add/drop dates and any information provided by your instructors (e.g., course outline/syllabus). The CR/NCR grade conversion choice available for winter 2020 - which was implemented due to the emergency shift in teaching methods and assessments - is not planned for spring term.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Accessing Your Spring 2020 Term Courses

Last week, we provided you with a list of things to do in order to get ready for the online spring term, which starts on Monday, May 11.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Reminder: CR/NCR Form Closing May 10 - Review Your Winter 2020 Grades Now

The CR/NCR conversion form in Quest for Waterloo undergraduate courses closes Sunday, May 10 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Log in to Quest before the deadline:

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