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.

Return to campus information

Access to M3 during the Provincial shutdown period will be severely limited.

  • The SAS online booking system has been blocked off for the Provincial shutdown period. DO NOT use that system for the time being.

  • General office activity is limited to work that must occur on Campus; any work that can occur remotely must be done from home.

  • Graduate students, postdocs, visitors  and co-op students are expected to work remotely unless they are explicitly named as part of an approved Research Lab plan

  • Activities requiring specific access to on-campus resources (e.g. specific equipment or locations) will require approval through your unit head, who will arrange for approval from the Dean’s office 

  • Access to M3 will be monitored, and unapproved access will not be tolerated.  We all need to do our part to contain the spread of COVID-19; it is important that all members of our community do not attempt to access the Campus unless they have specific approval to do so.

If you still require access to M3, please send Carlos Mendes an email including:

  • Your office number
  • Date and time you want to access M3
  • The rationale for your request
  • The Department will consider your request, and then we will forward it to the Dean’s Office for final approval. You will receive an email notification from the Dean’s office once the request has been approved or denied.


Return to Campus Safely During COVID-19 (SO2036) training

This is mandatory training that must be completed before you will be able to return to campus. 

Follow the link to complete the Return to Campus Safely During COVID-19 (SO2036) training.

Return to campus safety plan