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The third floor of ESC open corridor (from EIT bridge to B1) is closed. The Physics building main stairwell and office wing on both second and third floors will be closed until necessary repairs to the main stairwell are completed. Physics administrative offices will re-open on Monday, June 11 in PHY 345.

In order to properly clean rooms and buildings due to fire damage, the following classes and midterms (listed by subject and number) being held from June 11 to June 15 have been temporarily relocated. To see if your course/midterm has been impacted please visit the Registrar's Temporary Relocations page.

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'Blue Goggle' Calculators

Some courses that require the use of calculators for tests and exams may allow students to use only a specific model. For courses offered by the Faculty of Math, more information is available on the Calculator Regulation web page and calculators are marked with a 'Pink Tie' .

Some Science courses also follow this regulation. Approved calculators are required for multiple reasons:

  • to make calculator identification and verification clearer for students and instructorsBlue Goggle
  • to build community and link to a common Science symbol
  • to raise awareness about academic integrity and related policy and to deter applying stickers to non-compliant calculators

Blue Goggle CalculatorFirst-year Science students receive their 'Blue Goggle' calculator in their Orientation kits. Those first-year students who did not attend Orientation Week, should contact the Science Undergrad Office (SUO) through the Science Advisor email, to obtain their calculator. Post-secondary transfer students will be contacted by the Science Undergraduate Office with instructions to pick up their calculators in September.

If you are not a new Waterloo student in the Science faculty, or would like to purchase an additional 'Blue Goggle' calculator, you can do so on campus at the Campus Tech shop in the Student Life Centre (SLC), Write Stuff in South Campus Hall (SCH), or at Media.Doc at the Science Teaching Complex location.

Calculators approved by the Faculty of Math ('Pink Tie') will also be allowed in place of the 'Blue Goggle' calculator.

Students should report any problems with the 'Blue Goggle' calculator, or its acceptance by instructors, to the Science Undergraduate Office