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Updated: Mar. 1, 2021

As the government takes a phased approach to re-opening the province, Laurier has been working to develop a detailed and integrated plan for the resumption of university activities as permitted by provincial health guidelines.

The Pandemic Recovery Steering Group (PRSG) oversees the development of recovery plans for the university's operations – in support of the academic mission, and with the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty at the forefront.

Guiding Principles

  • Safeguard the health and safety of our university community.
  • Maintain academic and research excellence.
  • Enhance our exceptional student experience.
  • Demonstrate our commitment to the care and well-being of our employees.
  • Continue to partner with our local communities as an anchor institution.

Scaling Framework

The university’s return-to-campus planning and assessment activities are a dynamic, evolving process. Any functions or services that can continue to work remotely and effectively from home will continue to do so for the foreseeable future to limit the number of people on our campuses.

The PRSG developed a COVID-19 scaling framework to guide safety planning, decision making and priority setting in regards to campus operations and activities. The framework identifies four levels – low, moderate, high and critical – independently applied to ten campus categories.

Academic Delivery

The university is planning for and preparing for a return to our campuses in Fall 2021 within public health guidelines. The Winter, Spring, Intersession and Summer 2021 terms will take place primarily remote and online. Learn more:

Status of Campus Services and Spaces

The university resumed operations allowed under the provincial guidelines on Monday, Feb. 22. Learn more.

Students living on campus can use their OneCard to access essential services, following appropriate booking and on-campus safety protocols.

Only essential employees are approved to attend campus. Access request processes and on-campus safety protocols for employees can be found on Connect

Athletics Complex and YMCA

The Athletic Complex on Laurier’s Waterloo campus is open. The Athletics and Recreation site outlines details about reservations and capacity limits.

An opening date for the Laurier Brantford YMCA is not yet determined.

Food Services

The Fresh Food Company and select locations at The Terrace Food Court (Waterloo campus) offer dine-in and take-out options.

Visit the Dining on Campus webpage for further details.

Library / Archives

The Library is offering a variety of remote and online services and has resumed bookable study space and Archives appointments. Learn more

Printing Services

Laurier's self-serve PaperCut services is available in these locations:

  • Waterloo campus from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
    • Concourse kiosk
    • Computer lab, Arts IE105
    • First floor Science (near the Atrium)
  • Brantford One Market location 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Learn more.

Residence Operations

First-year residences are operational with modifications and restricted capacity to ensure the health and safety of the community. To keep our residence community safe, guests are not allowed, including students from other rooms or apartments in addition to guests from outside the building.

Visit the Residence website for further information.

Study Spaces

Bookable study spaces are available on both the Brantford campus and Waterloo campus.


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