News for New students

Friday, August 21, 2020

Tell us your plans for fall term

Update for international students

The start of the term is fast approaching and the University has created a form to check-in on your plans for fall term. The form is mandatory for all international students and asks about your travel history and plans - including your quarantine plan (if applicable). By filling out the form, we can all comply with the Government of Canada and University of Waterloo health guidelines related to COVID-19 and help keep each other safe. 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Update on immigration

Update for new graduate students

Last week, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made an announcement to support you, as international students beginning your studies in fall 2020.  Below you will find an update from our University of Waterloo immigration consultants regarding the IRCC announcement. I encourage you to take some time to review the information and also consider attending the International Grad Student Live chat session tomorrow.

Friday, May 29, 2020

A welcome message from the President

Update for incoming undergraduate students

Welcome to Waterloo! Even with all that’s happening right now, we hope that you're celebrating your university admission.

President and Vice-Chancellor, Feridun Hamdullahpur, wanted to take a moment to welcome you to Waterloo and congratulate you on this fantastic accomplishment.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) update

Update for incoming Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) students

Congratulations on being invited to join the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) class of 2020-2021. We are thrilled to have you join us in September and would like to share some information with you about the fall term.

You will have received an email from the University of Waterloo regarding the new fall term delivery model, including all large classes being online and some classes and supports being available in person. We are now sharing specific details to incoming students so you can plan for September with confidence.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Fall 2020 update – part 2 (additional details about fall term)

Update for incoming graduate students

Since my last update, we have been working on creating a plan for the fall term. Today I am sharing more details about our plans for the fall so you can plan for September with confidence.

You can now see details of every faculty’s course and course component offerings for the fall term online. We anticipate being able to restart on-campus research activities, including in-person research, throughout the summer, depending on the directives we get from public health. We aim to offer as much on-campus research as is possible for fall 2020.