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About Alumni Relations

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Alumni Relations is located in the East Campus 1 (EC1) Building at 175 Columbia Street (campus map).

Quick facts about University of Waterloo alumni

  • More than 183,700 people have graduated from the University of Waterloo since its inception in 1957
  • There are more than 61,700 members of the Alumni E-community
  • @uwaterloo, the monthly alumni e-newsletter, has more than 91,500 subscribers
  • 19,988 alumni have 2 University of Waterloo degrees
  • 1,385 alumni have 3 University of Waterloo degrees
  • 72 alumni have 4 degrees from Waterloo
  • 35% of our alumni received their degrees in the last ten years
  • In 2014:
    • 114 number of events in Canada
    • 11 events in the U.S.
    • 13 international events
    • 30,497 total attendees at all events
  • There are 10 alumni chapters around the world:
    • Calgary
    • Vancouver
    • New York
    • San Francisco
    • Korea
    • Shanghai
    • Beijing
    • Hong Kong
    • Singapore
    • London

Of those alumni who have kept in touch with us:

  • More than 143,700 live in Canada
  • 32,700+ live in the Kitchener-Waterloo/Cambridge/Guelph/Stratford area
  • 8,700+ live in the United States
  • More than 7,600 live outside of Canada and the U.S.

Top 10 countries (not including Canada and the U.S.) where alumni currently reside

  • China (including Hong Kong) 2,497
  • United Kingdom 607
  • Australia 380
  • Germany 330
  • Singapore 264
  • India 212
  • Trinidad & Tobago 195
  • United Arab Emirates 167
  • Malaysia 180
  • Republic of Korea 160

Canadian Alumni

  • Ontario 127,608
  • British Columbia 5,732
  • Alberta 4,835
  • Quebec 1,956
  • Nova Scotia 935
  • Manitoba 844
  • Saskatchewan 719
  • New Brunswick 501
  • Newfoundland and Labrador 295
  • Prince Edward Island 125
  • Northwest Territories 94
  • Yukon 99
  • Nunavut 25

If you're one of our "lost alumni" we'd love to hear from you - update your address today!

Numbers above as of December 2015.


Are you a new alumnus? If so, visit the New Alumni webpage for information on convocation and other essentials.