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Student FAQ Fall 2020

COVID-19 FAQ (Updated: June 24, 2020)


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When will campus re-open?

Planning for the re-opening of campus is well underway.  We are developing a strategy that involves a series of phases to enable specific teaching and research activities which cannot happen remotely. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Will Fall Term classes be online? What activities, if any, will be available in-person?

UWinnipeg will deliver the bulk of its educational instruction through alternate modes of delivery for the fall term.

What about labs?

UWinnipeg will deliver the bulk of its educational instruction through alternate modes of delivery for the fall term.

Will Winter Term classes be online or in-person?

Winter Class registration will take place at the same time as Fall and Fall/Winter registration.  The University of Winnipeg will continue to follow provincial health guidelines and will use this information to determine the format of Winter classes later in the Fall term.

When will we get info on Fall/Winter registration and when is the timetable coming out?

The timetable is posted on WebAdvisorWatch this space, as we expect to continue adding new courses.

Tiered registration for Fall/Winter will begin on July 6. Information on registration dates and times have been assigned and were sent to students by email on June 25, 2020.

How do I get a student card this fall? 

Student cards are primarily an in-person service and since courses are expected to be offered using alternate delivery methods and students will not spend time on campus this fall, cards will not be produced until in-person services are resumed.

Will there be a U-Pass this year?

The UWSA is in discussions with the City of Winnipeg to determine whether there will be a UPass this fall.

What supports are available if I am having difficulty with my own motivation and studying?

Student Services is offering information and supports remotely. Please contact us at:

Will there be any fee reductions in the Fall Term as all classes are online?

The majority of classes will be delivered remotely in the fall. We will be waiving the online course fee for fall term, as we recognize that this is a very difficult time for everyone, and are doing this to support our students as they pursue their studies. The fitness centre fee will be waived for the fall and fall/winter terms. This fee provides a membership to the fitness centre, which is currently closed.


CAMPUS ACCESS TO SERVICES & SUPPORTS

When can I get access to my locker? 

Locker rental periods originally scheduled to end April 21, 2020 will be extended until further notice as a result of the campus closure.  There will not be any new locker rentals during Spring Term (May-August). If you would like to clear out your locker during this period, please contact Student Central at studentcentral@uwinnipeg.ca with a date and time that you would like to come to campus. Lockers can be cleared out 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. Please include your full name, student number, and locker number in the email.

Will in-person Student Services be available? 

Student Services is presently working remotely and will provide in-person services when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact us for assistance as we are here to help you.

Once the phased re-opening plan is complete, more information will be provided, so watch this space for updates.

Will faculty members and department assistants be on working campus? 

Faculty and Department Assistants are presently working remotely and will provide in-person services when it is safe to do so.

Will we have access to the Elders-in-Residence?

Our elderly populations are the most susceptible and at-risk for contracting the COVID-19 virus.  ASSC has decided to postpone their return until it is safe for Elders, students, and staff to return. 

Will the ASSC Student Lounge be available?

With social distancing in affect, campus closure, and Fall term classes available online only, the student lounge will not be available to students until further notice.

Will the ASSC still host cultural and social activities?

All cultural and social activities are postponed until further notice.

Will there be any arrangements made for students who do not have access to a computer or printer?

At this point, campus remains closed and students will not have access to these resources until it is safe to return to campus.  While not endorsed by the University of Winnipeg, Computers for Schools Manitoba – a non-profit organization that provides free or low-cost refurbished desktop computers to post-secondary students – might be a helpful external resource. 


GRADES & COURSES

What will happen with my degree progression if I need courses that can't be offered this year due to the current situation?

Courses are expected to be offered but will be in alternate modes of delivery. Degree progression should not be significantly affected.

Will the University write me a support letter in cases where a course has been postponed or changed to online due to COVID?

Yes. Documentation confirming changes to course offerings and/or changes in delivery mode will be made available upon request.

When can I get a hard copy of my transcript?

The Student Records Office is continuing to issue official transcripts electronically within our standard processing time of five business days. In special cases and during busy periods, the time may be seven to 10 business days.

Students can request, at the time of ordering, an official printed transcript. Please allow two to four weeks for physical copies to be produced.