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Return to Campus Life and Community

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The University of Windsor is excited to welcome back students, faculty and staff to a return of campus life and community for the Fall 2021 semester.

The University’s top priority continues to remain the health and safety of all of our students, faculty and staff. Robust safety plans and protocols have been in place since the beginning of the pandemic and continue to be enhanced as part of our COVID-19 response. Our approach to planning has been for a safe and measured return to campus life and community, while also remaining flexible, so that we may be responsive to evolving public health guidance.

With the return of students, faculty and staff, a range of health measures continue to be in place to ensure the health and safety of the UWindsor community. Please review the actions the University is taking below, including:

Broad Range of Course Delivery Modes

Courses will be delivered in a variety of formats including Face-to-Face, Online, Hybrid and Hy-Flex. Teaching and learning takes place in a variety of forms.

Class size, format (lecture vs. labs), student population and facilities are just a few of the many factors UWindsor faculties are taking into account when deciding upon how to deliver classes in Fall 2021. UWindsor is committed to a flexible and safe approach while maximizing on-campus opportunities. Learn more.

Safe Lancer App

Mandatory self-screening prior to arrival on-campus through the Safe Lancer App. In addition, all students will be subject to screening spot checks across campus by assigned Health Screeners. Learn more.

Zone and Flow Analysis

Scrutinizing all campus spaces enabling faculty, staff and students to move freely while maintaining safe physical distancing. Workspaces are also reviewed to ensure positioning of furniture (desks, lab benches, cubicles, seating) allows for distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet).  Learn more.

Scheduling and Capacity Limits

Comprehensive Health & Safety guidelines and protocols, including adjusting schedules and occupancy of indoor spaces to ensure appropriate capacity limits are maintained. Learn more.

Vaccination Requirement & Promotion, Awareness Campaign and the use of Masks and Other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Throughout the pandemic we have continued to implement robust health and safety protocols based on the advice of health authorities. In addition, UWindsor has announced mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, students, volunteers, contractors and visitors to campus.

Requiring the wearing of non-medical face masks when entering all campus buildings and in common spaces where physical distancing may be difficult (entrances, exits, hallways, stairwells, lounges, washrooms and elevators). Learn more.

HVAC and Water

Ensuring building services and utilities are independently tested and outfitted with the latest safety and preventative measures through the development of extensive Safety Action Plans. Learn more.

Monitoring Wastewater

Proactively testing and monitoring wastewater in residences to detect presence of COVID-19 in sewage as an early warning system for COVID-19 outbreaks. Learn more.

Rapid Screening

On-campus saliva testing research pilot project to quickly identify COVID-19 cases in populations with no reported symptoms. Learn more.

Enhanced Cleaning

Continuing with enhanced cleaning of high-touch points and providing disinfection supplies across campus as established by the COVID-19 Custodial Services Action Plan as recommended by health authorities. Learn more.

International Student Intake Protocols

Modified quarantine upon arrival on-campus with enhanced support and services from Residence Life staff. The University of Windsor's COVID-19 Readiness Plan received government approval to ensure it protects the health and safety of all students, staff and the community. Learn more.


Have a question? Students, Faculty and Staff are invited to send questions via email to returntocampus@uwindsor.ca