Laurier announces updated plan for winter term in-person instruction

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Wilfrid Laurier University released a revised, four-phased plan for in-person instruction on Jan. 19.

Winter term classes are planned to resume between Jan. 31-Feb. 28 “based on class size and activity, as supported by public health guidance.” The phased return course list can be found here.

Laurier’s mandatory vaccination and face-covering policies will still be in effect. At this time, proof of booster vaccinations is not required.

The plan is being implemented as follows:

Phase 1: Jan. 31

• First-year undergraduate classes with enrolments of up to 100 students will resume in-person instruction on all campuses, with some larger sections of 100-250 students set to return.

• All labs (of all levels), where permitted by public health, will return in person.

• Select graduate courses begin to resume in-person.

Phase 2: Feb. 7

• The remaining first-year undergraduate courses with enrolments of 100-250 students will return to campuses.

• Upper year undergraduate courses with enrolments of 100 students or less will return to campus, with some larger sections set to resume in-person instruction.

• All remaining graduate courses will return to in-person learning.


Phase 3: Feb. 14

• Courses with enrolments of 100-250 students or more will resume in-person instruction on campuses.


Phase 4: Feb. 28


• All remaining courses with enrolments of 250 students or more will resume in-person classes on campuses.


A detailed breakdown of each phase can be found in the university’s recent At-a-Glance Updates.


A Winter Town Hall will be hosted by Laurier on Jan. 28 at 10:00 a.m. for undergraduate students and 1:30 p.m. for graduate students to provide more details and answer questions.


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