News archive - 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Waterloo welcomes international students with government approval of readiness plan

student with face mask sitting and looking at mobile phone

As of today, The University of Waterloo is on the list of designated learning institutions (DLIs) with approved COVID-19 readiness plans.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Be aware of fake employment offers targeting international students

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) is warning the public to be cautious of offers for employment linked to the purchase of life insurance policies.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

You deserve a break: Fall Reading Week 2020!

person waling in leaves

Fall Reading Week is about to begin which means from Saturday October 10 to Sunday October 18…you do you! Classes, seminars, labs, tests, exams, and other course components won't be happening, and assignments won’t be due during Fall Reading Week. Teaching Assistant (TA) duties will be suspended and there won’t be any Co-op scheduled interviews. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Add some adventure to your degree - apply for exchange

Going abroad can add value to your degree, help you learn a new language, develop skills, and expand your world view. Get started today! Applications to go on exchange during summer/fall 2021 and winter/spring 2022 are now open on Waterloo Passport until November 1 at 3:59 p.m. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Winter 2021 announcement - Many classes will happen online with some in-person classes

University of Waterloo winter scene with snow.

Today, in an email to students and the campus community, President Feridun Hamdullahphur shared the University's official plans for Winter 2021. 

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