Student life

There are great ways to get involved on campus within and outside of the Computing and Financial Management (CFM) program.

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

CFM events

Throughout the year, you will be invited to join your classmates and program peers in a variety of academic-related, career development and wellness-focused events hosted by the CFM Program Manager.

Fall term
(September to December)
Winter term
(January to April)
Spring term
(May to August)
  • Fall Welcome
  • Midterm Social
  • Co-op Prep #1
  • End of Term Social     
  • Winter Welcome
  • Co-op Prep #2
  • Midterm Social
  • End of Term Social
  • Spring Welcome
  • Midterm Social
  • End of Term Social

Clubs and associations

Arts and Accounting and Finance Clubs

Math and Computer Science (CS) Clubs

In addition to program-specific clubs and associations, Waterloo offers many other student-led interest-based groups by the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA).

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 a great way to make new friends, get involved on campus, and enhance your Waterloo experience.

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

Recreational programs

Warrior Recreation offers many ways for you to stay active as part of a healthy lifestyle with roughly 250 fitness programs for various levels.

  • Aquatics, ice activities, and racquet sports
  • 2,500 drop-in fitness and wellness classes
  • Dance and martial arts
  • Intramurals and tournaments

Varsity sports

If you're interested in competing against other university students in an individual or team sport, and are willing to volunteer significant time to training and personal development, you may be interested in joining a varsity sport.

Waterloo has 19 sports with 32 varsity teams ranging from badminton to rugby.

Learning outside the classroom

Expand your learning outside of the classroom with these problem-solving and skill-building opportunities.

  • 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 in the area and one of the youngest populations in Canada, Waterloo region has many restaurants, shops, and services geared toward students.

There are more than 400 restaurants, shops, and boutiques, and several festivals and events each year. Many places in the city offer discounts to students for you to explore all that there is to see and do in Waterloo.