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COVID-19 updates

University COVID-19 Updates

Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to visit the University of Windsor's COVID information website, which is regularly updated and includes resources for students, instructors and researchers.

Faculty of Engineering COVID-19 Updates

Engineering-related updates will continue to be listed below as more information becomes available.

Classes and exams

The University has transitioned to online classes. Alternatives to in-person examinations are being implemented: students will not be required to be on campus to complete final exams. Please check with your instructor for instructions regarding classes, assignments and exams.

Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation - facility access

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our campus community, the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation is closed until further notice.

Individuals with authorized fob entry may still access the facility, however, the Faculty of Engineering strongly encourages those with access to enter only under extenuating circumstances and continue to observe social distancing.


The following UWindsor Engineering events have been canceled:

  • Windsor Mold/Valiant TMS Endowment Application Presentations, March 13
  • GENG 1200 Engineering Thermofluids Thermodynamics test scheduled in Toldo 100, 102, and 104, March 14
  • Eng Chat Room, March 16, 23 and 30
  • Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer for Camp 14 Windsor, March 17
  • Girl Guide Badge Day, March 21
  • EngiNursing Gala, March 28
  • CodENG April 4 (to be rescheduled)
  • Engineering Research Open House April 24

Accessing email, Blackboard and UWinsite Student off-campus

If Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) was enabled on your UWin Acocunt, the secondary authentication will be required only when accessing MFA protected services and apps from a non-trusted location. Information and instructions for setup are listed here:

Microsoft Office

All staff, faculty and students can install Microsoft Office on up to five PCs, including home PCs. Instructions are listed here:

MATLAB and other software

A special MATLAB license has been arranged for students until June 30, 2020. Students will be required to create a MathWorks Account before either downloading or logging into MATLAB Online to use MATLAB Online via any web browser or install the software on their own desktop or laptop.

To assist a new wave of remote works in response to COVID-19, many software developers and service providers have started to offer free licenses or enhanced versions of their software and services.

Engineering Communication Support for students

Engineering Communication Support will continue to support students during the cancellation of classes and the move to online classes. The support team will not be holding face-to-face appointments, but will be holding appointments virtually, through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

If you would like to make an appointment, please do so through mySuccess, as usual (, click on Communications Support-->Engineering). When it is time for your appointment, please log into Blackboard, click on Engineering Communications Support (under "My Organizations"). In the left toolbar, you will see "Virtual Appointments." Click on "Virtual Appointments" and join the "Course Room." Wait there, and we will add you to a "Breakout Group" when it is time for your appointment. 

Engineering International Student Advisor

The Engineering International Student Advisor will offer advising online until further notice. To reach the advisor, please follow the attached instructions. While students are asked to book an appointment through MySuccess, the advisor can still be reached anytime Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through the platform Teams. 

To book an appointment login to MySuccess and select “International Student Advisor – Engineering” then select a time.

Engineering Student Counselling

The Student Counselling Centre is following the University of Windsor’s Emergency Academic Plan and is now closed to all in-person appointments, effective March 18. Please see below for the change in service offerings:

  • Appointments are being offered through telephone and/or video conferencing. Please email and you will be contacted within 24-48 hours. 
  • If you need to speak with someone immediately please contact MYSSP at 1-844-451-9700 or download the ‘MySSP’ app for 24/7 talk or text counselling by licenced counsellors in multiple languages.
  • If your or someone else’s life is at risk, please call 911 for emergency services.
  • Visit these websites for further mental health resources.

WINONE Tutorials

WINONE Tutorials will now be offered online only. The regularly scheduled winter hours will take place in a Virtual Tutorial Classroom, accessed through a menu link called “WINONE Tutorials - Online Support" on Blackboard. There is also a discussion board with course-specific threads where students can ask questions as well as a WINONE forum for general questions for the First-Year Engineering Office.

For more information, email and include the courses you'd like help with.


The Government of Canada is recommending that individuals who return from travel outside of Canada “self-isolate” for a period of 14 days. The University of Windsor supports the government’s decision and strongly urges all faculty and staff who are returning from travel outside of Canada to follow the advice and directions provided on