News archive - 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Immigration update on biometrics requirements

Undergraduate and graduate students should note that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is planning to expand their biometrics process for temporary and permanent residence applications.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Temporary room relocations for June 7 and June 8

Update on fire incident on campus – Impact to class schedules

A number of buildings (CEIT, STC, Physics, Biology 1 and Biology 2 and ESC) on campus experienced small fires.

All fires were successfully extinguished, though some buildings may show some signs of the fire department’s activities and have a residual “campfire” odour. As a matter of precaution, some areas of STC, Biology 1 and Physics will remain closed until a full assessment can be completed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

We're closed on Thursday, May 24

The Student Success Office will be closed on Thursday, May 24 for a staff retreat. International advising and Peer Success Coaching appointments will not be available on Thursday. The office will re-open on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Scam Alert - Phone calls targeting international students

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released a notice of a re-emerging scam targeting international students. Across various Canadian cities, international students have recently reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be employees of IRCC. The caller tells the student that to avoid deportation, they must send prepaid credit and gift cards, money wires or e-transfers as payment to avoid arrest or deportation. IRCC would never ask you to do this. As far as we know Waterloo students have not been targeted but, we encourage students to be aware.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Rescheduled exams due to weather conditions

On-campus exams scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. as well as Saturday afternoon and evening have been rescheduled to Sunday, April 22, at the same time and same location.

On-campus exams scheduled for the morning of Monday, April 16 have been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 25, at the same time and same location.

Arrangements for students who were scheduled at non-Waterloo exam centres are being made. Extended Learning will email every student with the new details once arrangements are confirmed.