Student Support

Advisor meeting with student.

We're committed to partnering with you to successfully navigate your university career, from the time you accept your offer of admission to when you graduate and head out to make your mark on this world!

Academic Advising

We have a community of academic advisors in Arts. The location of your advising office will depend on your program or campus community.

Your advisor can assist you with:

  • choosing your courses
  • degree requirements and planning
  • declaring your major or minor
  • advice on your academic standing, petitions, co-op sequence
  • clarifying a policy or procedure
  • academic skills development
  • general inquiries
  • referrals to campus resources

Arts Undergraduate Office

The Arts Undergraduate Office (AUO) plays a vital role in supporting undergraduate students throughout their academic journey, from admission to graduation, by providing comprehensive academic advising, support services, and resources to help them achieve their educational and career goals.

Arts Connect

If you having difficulty with the transition to university studies, are concerned about your own or a peer's wellbeing, or need additional support for yourself or a peer, check out Arts Connect to receive help or a referral. 

AccessAbility Services

AccessAbility Services can help develop individualized academic accommodation for students with permanent, temporary and suspected disabilities. 

Campus Wellness

If you are facing challenges, Campus Wellness offers primary medical care and mental health services for students. In addition to individual appointments, they also offer many other support resources such as group therapy and workshops, online resources, and how to help a friend

Co-operative Education and the Centre for Career Action

Co-operative Education is available to help you navigate through the co-op process. If you are looking for a job or on your work term, there is a team of co-op advisors available to support you. Looking for help with career planning or further education planning? Check out the Centre for Career Action one-on-one supports or workshops.


MATES (Mentor Assistance through Education and Support) is a one-to-one peer support program offered by the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA). MATES provides services to students who are experiencing social difficulties, and transitional challenges adapting to university life or different cultures.

Student Success Office

The Student Success Office (SSO) is available to all students to help you succeed academically. They offer learning resources on topics including study skills, writing skills and research skills. Or, you can schedule an appointment with a Peer Success Coach.

Accommodations for illness or extenuating circumstances 

As a student, you may encounter situations that prevent you from meeting academic obligations. Please refer to the Arts accommodations for illness or extenuating circumstances information for guidance.