Student life

Student life is far more than what you study and the grades you achieve. It's the connections and memories that you make on campus. In Computing and Financial Management (CFM), you get the benefit of a small student community and access to services on campus like clubs and associations, athletics and recreation, volunteer opportunities and events in Kitchener-Waterloo, to shape your student experience.

CFM Community

CFM students play an integral role in the development and success of the program through their commitment to teaching and learning from others as well as participating in the social environment. You can be apart of this great community by attending our events and participating in our mentorship program.


You will have the opportunity to connect with your peers at numerous CFM events. If you’re new to the CFM community you’ll quickly learn that upper-year students have an immense amount of knowledge, insight, and advice that they are eager to share.

Every term, we host a welcome, midterm social and end of term event for you to participate.


The CFM Mentorship program is another medium through which CFM students give back. All first year students will be paired with a mentor. If you’d like to connect with CFM alumni, contact the Program Manager.

Volunteer opportunities

There are many events during the year where you can volunteer your time to assist including our co-op prep sessions, mentorship program and open houses. If you'd like to spend some time helping us out, check your UWaterloo email account for our upcoming opportunities and/or contact the Program Manager.

Clubs and associations

It's easy to become part of a group of students on campus because of the variety of clubs and associations available to you - it's simply a matter of finding out what you like!

Program-related groups

You can delve deeper into your studies by joining a program-based group led by students. Participating in events or joining the group as a member will provide you with additional learning outside of the classroom and you'll recognized some people from your studies.

Other interest groups

If you're looking for something to take you away from your studies, you can join another student-led interest-based group. There are many clubs and associations offered through the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA).

Athletics and Campus Recreation

Help maintain a balanced lifestyle during your studies by moving and staying active. The recreation and sport offerings through Warrior Athletics are a great way to make new friends and enhance your overall experience. Programs are available for all fitness levels. 

Kitchener-Waterloo (KW) area

Make it your personal goal to dine your way through UpTown Waterloo, find your favourite spot in Waterloo Park, visit museums and shop the boutiques. Whatever you do, be sure to explore Waterloo Region.