Student life

Curious about your first year in Computing and Financial Management (CFM)? The world as you know it will expand exponentially as the variety of academic and social choices available to you open up.

Find out what you can expect to experience during your transition into life as a CFM student at the University of Waterloo.

Student clubs

School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) Clubs

Cheriton School of Computer Science Clubs

Athletics and Recreation 

If you're looking for a great way to keep in shape and have fun, join a Warrior recreation program or a varsity team. It's also a great way to make new friends, get involved on campus, and simply enjoy yourself.

Waterloo has 2 main athletic facilities on campus as well as gyms and recreational spaces in some residences. 

Recreational programs

Warrior Recreation offers many ways for you to stay active as part of a healthy lifestyle.

As one of Canada's most diverse campus recreation programs, Waterloo provides approximately 250 programs at a variety of levels. Stay fit with

  • Aquatics, ice activities, and racquet sports
  • 2,500 drop-in fitness & wellness classes, including power yoga, cycling, and Pilates
  • Dance and martial arts
  • Intramurals and tournaments

Varsity sports

If you're looking for a highly competitive team that plays against other universities, and you're willing to volunteer significant time to training and competition, varsity sports are for you! We have 32 varsity teams in 19 sports ranging from badminton to rugby.

Learning outside the classroom

  • Hack the North - Participate in North America's largest 3-day hackathon and solve real-world problems
  • hEDGE Finance Conference - Attend or help organize this multi-day capital markets conference for students
  • uWDECA - Develop your analytical, problem-solving and leadership skills 

Explore Waterloo

With more than 50,000 university and college students and one of the youngest populations in Canada, Waterloo region has many restaurants, shops, and services geared to students!

There are more than 400 restaurants, shops, and boutiques, and Uptown is home to several festivals and events each year. There's always something to do!

To learn more, explore living in Waterloo