University to continue online classes through winter semester

Dr. Robert Gordon, University of Windsor president and vice-chancellor, September 2019. Photo provided by the University of Windsor.

The University of Windsor will continue to hold most of its classes online through the winter semester.

Students have not had face-to-face classes since the beginning of the pandemic in March.

“Given current health and safety considerations, physical classroom space is a critical factor,” wrote President Robert Gordon in a letter to faculty, students, and staff. “We have fewer than 15 classrooms that — can house more than 30 people.”

Some classes will be held in person, but a list of those courses is still being compiled. Courses that require face-to-face interaction as a requirement of graduation or accreditation will be given priority.

“Whether courses are face-to-face, or online, faculty and staff across the University of Windsor are investing an enormous amount of time, effort, and creativity into making them engaging, effective, and as safe as possible,” continued Gordon.

Gordon also said many buildings and services on campus will begin a gradual or limited reopening over the fall and winter semesters.

The University has had just one confirmed case of COVID-19 so far this semester.  A student who has not been on campus tested positive.