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Information for Students

The University is currently operating in an "essential services" mode. This means most buildings will be closed. What follows are various student services and recent updates that directly affect our students.

Fall 2020 Updates:

  • UWindsor Fall 2020 courses, including their final exams, are being delivered primarily online. Online learning tips can be found here. 
  • For Fall 2020, all students (except those in the JD and Dual JD programs as well as clinical Nursing courses, who are asked to follow their Faculty's procedures) will be asked to report any illness through UWinsite Student. For how-to information, please read this ask.UWindsor article
  • Limited on-campus workspace is now available. Learn more.
  • As a response to the financial challenges that international students face, the University has embarked in three initiatives. Learn more.
  • Need help applying for undergraduate scholarships, bursaries and awards? The Office of Student Awards and Finacial Aid has created a "how-to" document. Drop-in Zoom sessions are available to answer your questions. Learn more.
  • Top ten links to launch your semester. Learn more.
  • If you're returning to campus for the Fall term, please read about what to do beore you come back and what to expect when you're on campus. Learn more.

Other Updates:

  • Transcripts: In the current COVID-19 context, the University of Windsor’s only method for distribution of transcripts is email. All official transcripts will be sent from
  • COVID-19 Career Series: Career Development & Experiential Learning is producing a series of articles related to job search and career-related needs during the time of COVID-19. Learn more
  • Admission Requirements: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruptions it has posed to education across the globe, accommodations have been made to the University of Windsor's undergraduate admissions requirements for domestic and international students. Learn more
  • International students providing essential services: New temporary IRCC rule allows international students working in an essential field to work more than 20 hours per week. Learn more
  • COVID-19 Relief Measures: The Federal and Ontario Provincial government announced various forms of supports as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more
  • Campus Food Pantry: Located on 2nd-floor CAW in room 233, the Campus Food Pantry remains open and continues to support all students between Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn more
  • Coronavirus FAQs for Students: UWindsor continues to compile a list of our students' commonly asked COVID-19 questions and their answers. Learn more


Student Services:


Academic Advising is still available, and remote appointments can be made via My Success. Alternatively, you can email your advising questions to

Career advisors are offering phone/web appointments and online recordings of scheduled workshops. As you normally would, you can book appointments and register for workshops via mySuccess.

You can also email your career exploration and job search questions to and one of the advisors will reply to you.

Students participating in the Ignite Work Study or VIP-Community Service Learning programs should continue to communicate with coordinators at and respectively.

The Cashier's Office is closed to walk-in traffic. We continue to be available via email at Our 519-253-3000 ext. 3307 phone line is also open from 10:00 a.m. - noon Monday to Friday. 

For information about COVID-19 and fees, please see our homepage.

Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnerships' primary location in Lambton Hall is closed to staff, students and employer partners. All services will continue remotely via phone, email and on-line until further notice.

For information on how COVID-19 is impacting co-op work terms and interviews, please read Co-operative Education & Workplace Partnerships' frequently asked questions

The Engineering International Student Advisor will offer advising online until further notice. To reach the advisor, please follow the attached instructions. Live chat with the advisor anytime Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through the platform Teams.

For information about campus dining for Fall 2020, please visit Food Services website.

The International Student Centre will close at 4:30PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and will not reopen until further notice. As a result, you can access services in alternative ways until further notice.

The International Student Centre will continue to monitor the following mailboxes:

Many resources are also available through ISC’s Blackboard site.

IT Services has transitioned to an essential services only model. Our IT Service Desk remains accessible remotely. 

If you need assistance, please ask a question or open a support request.

Alternatively you can contact the IT Service Desk:

  • By phone at 519-253-3000 ext 4440. If you leave a message, please include your call back number.
  • Via live chat by clicking the chat icon in the bottom right corner of or

IT Service Desk hours of operation are available here. 

Leddy Library services and electronic resources continue to be available remotely during the Covid-19 disruption. Remote hours of operation are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Fri.

As of Monday, July 20th, 2020, Contactless Pickup and Digital Delivery services are now available. 

For more information, please visit:

The Office of the Registrar is closed to walk-in traffic.

Please see the Registrar's COVID-19 Updates page for timely student academic and registration information.

We are available by live chat or telephone (519-253-3000 ext. 3315) Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Alternatively, submit inquiries through

We continue to respond, focusing on urgent issues first. We thank you for your patience during this difficult time. 

UWindsor residences will be open over the summer months and in the fall. If you are an international student who needs to self-isolate for 14 days upon arriving at UWindsor this summer, please email: to make arrangements. If you are a new student coming from high school or a returning student, please visit the Residence website for details on securing your room for 2020-2021 academic year. 

Advisors from Student Accessibility Services will continue to support students through email. Should you have any difficulties in connecting with your Advisor while the University is in essential services mode, please email

Student Awards & Financial Aid is closed to walk-in traffic and will only be accessible via email and on-line appointments. Information and updates will be posted on our website as it becomes available.

Over the spring and summer, the Student Counselling Centre (SCC) will be conducting appointments through an online video service or through the phone. If you are looking to access counselling for the first time, email  Appointments are welcome. The SCC will assess its position on in-person appointments as the situation develops in Ontario over the summer months.

Student Health Services (SHS) is following the Ministry of Health Guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and will be conducting appointments via telephone. If a physical examination is required, students will be advised to attend SHS by their physician or by a staff member from SHS. Any further change of service will be noted on the SHS website.

  • The Student Success and Leadership Centre (SSLC) is working on developing virtual Head Start and Welcome Week programs for our incoming students.
  • Over the summer, the SSLC will be working hard to ensure its regular programming (Leadership, Outstanding Scholars, LEAD, Bounce Back) can be delivered in the fall virtually. Updates will be provided on these services and programs as we get closer to the fall term. For more information on these programs, please visit the SSLC’s website


The Writing Support Desk has moved all services online only until further notice. 

One-on-one consultations booked via mySuccess will be available via the free online conferencing site Zoom.

Students seeking assistance with take-home exams must receive the express written permission of their instructor in advance of their appointment. See our FAQ page for more details.

Getting Your Questions Answered During the COVID-19 Service Disruption

The University of Windsor understands that these are stressful times for our students. With all the uncertainty, we know that you have a lot of questions about a variety of issues.

During this time, all our departments are experiencing a larger than normal volume of email inquiries. Therefore, it might take us longer to address your individual questions.

Before sending emails to ask your questions, please consider the following options:

  • Consider reviewing department-specific websites. Many have FAQs or information that will readily and efficiently answer your inquiries in the fastest way possible.
  • Search for the most relevant answer to your question using the ask.uwindsor portal.
  • Refer to the UWindsor Directory to find the most appropriate person or department to contact for your inquiry.
  • Review the UWindsor’s Coronavirus website for important updates and information. You can also view related FAQs.
  • Refrain from sending multiple emails and allow sufficient time for a response.
  • Resist the temptation to send numerous emails to numerous email boxes to ask the same question as this will likely impede our ability to address emails in a timely manner.

We hope that these tips will help us to serve you in the most timely and efficient manner.

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