Peer Mentorship Transition Program

The Peer Mentorship Transition Program is Designed to:

  • Welcome first-year students to the University of Waterloo community
  • Support their transition to university life
  • Refer and connect them to services, resources and supports

The Program Offers Opportunities to:

  • Share knowledge and personal experiences
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Cultivate personal relationships with a peer(s) within the program
  • Gain volunteer experience

Key Accountabilities:

  • Commit to 1 academic year (Fall term - Winter term)
  • Meet online with your mentee weekly (1-hour time commitment per week)
  • Monitor the Online Discussion forum and respond to students' inquiries

Requirements for Mentors:

  • Have completed at least 1 full term of study
  • Must be registered with AccessAbility Services
  • Complete the Online Application
  • Attend an onboarding interview with the Student Services Coordinator
  • Complete the 
  • Complete the “Foundational Training Program for Peer Leaders”
    • Register for one of the following Spring 2022 synchronous workshop sessions
      • Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
      • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
      • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
      • Thursday, May 26, 2022 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
      • Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
      • Thursday, June 9, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 p.m
    • Register for the LEARN course modules and complete the trainings in advance of participating in the in-person workshop. You will receive access to the LEARN course modules once you've registered for a synchronous workshop session.

Note: Interested mentors for Fall 2022/Winter 2023 must complete both the online LEARN course modules and attend the synchronous online training workshop prior to September.

For more information contact michael.c.gatchene@uwaterloo.ca