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All campus facilities to close until further notice

Thu. May. 21, 2020

On Monday, March 23, the University of Winnipeg President and the Senior Administration made a difficult decision to close all campus facilities to close until further notice. The decision was made in order to take additional measures to safeguard the health of the UWinnipeg community — and support public health efforts — during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Access will be limited to those who are delivering essential services, such as security, physical plant, food services and residence staff. Other faculty and staff who need access to campus must be authorized by their department chair/Dean or supervisor and check in with Security Services when coming to campus.

For students:

  • All academic instruction and evaluation will continue through alternate delivery. There will be no in-person classes or exams before September.
  • The library facility is closed. Access to the library’s digital resources remains unaffected, and staff are working remotely to deliver most services online.
  • The voluntary withdrawal date has been changed to April 21, to give students additional time to voluntarily withdraw from Winter term courses.
  • Our Spring/Summer term will be entirely online. Check the UWinnipeg website for updates on registration.
  • Student Services — including academic advising, awards and financial aid, counselling, and others — are supporting students remotely. No in-person appointments are being accepted, though services listed here can be arranged.
  • Students in residence have been encouraged to leave if able to do so. Those with no alternatives will be accommodated.

For faculty and staff:

  • All employees should work from home unless required for essential campus operations. Faculty and staff should contact their department chair/Dean or supervisor to discuss campus access, if absolutely necessary. Security Services will grant access only to those who are authorized to be on site. Upon arrival, authorized personnel should phone security or check in at one of the security stations located at Centennial Hall, Buhler Centre, or Richardson College.
  • Deans and unit heads will work with their teams to facilitate the remote delivery of ongoing operations and/or reassign duties as needed.
  • Instructors should remain in contact with all of their students to support completion of Winter term courses.
  • Researchers should continue their work remotely if possible and suspend all activities that are not in keeping with social distancing and cannot ensure the health and safety of research personnel and participants. See here for additional information related to alteration of research activity. The Research Office is available to provide guidance.  
  • The Collegiate’s Dean, Dr. Kevin Lace, is communicating directly with his staff and students regarding operational changes.

 

Please check the University of Winnipeg main webpage for latest updates and FAQs on COVID-19 pandemic.