International students face uncertainty as move-out deadlines loom while borders remain closed

April 16, 2020

International students at the University of Manitoba who have remained on campus are facing an uncertain future as move-out deadlines draw near, and the Canadian border remains closed. The Winnipeg Free Press reports that the school will require international students who have not yet been able to return home to leave its residence facilities by April 30th. UManitoba student residences director Barry Stone stated that the school is in the process of responding to extension requests. "Some need a few extra days, and others are asking to stay for the entire summer,” explained Stone. “Given this, we are going to attempt to support as many of these students by being as flexible as possible in terms of occupancy after April 30.” Winnipeg Free Press (MB)