Although your program may not require you to be on our Waterloo campus, you're an important part of our student community and are welcome to use any of the resources and support services we provide.
Centre for Career Action
Waterloo's Centre for Career Action can help you with career-management techniques, educational planning and job-search methods. They can also help you learn how to set meaningful and achievable goals. Take advantage of their one-on-one telephone and Skype appointments. If you are able to come to campus, you can participate in workshops or have an in-person appointment.
Counselling Services offers support in a variety of ways. You can participate in workshops and seminars for support in managing stress and developing coping, time management, reading and exam-writing skills.
The University of Waterloo Library has information dedicated to students taking online courses. It provides information on:
- how to borrow books
- how to access electronic resources (such as databases when you need to find journal articles)
- how to place interlibrary loans to request books and articles from other institutions
- how to contact a librarian when you need help with your research
A WatCard (student ID card) is required to access many Library services.
WatCard (student ID card)
All Waterloo students need a WatCard, which is Waterloo's official student identification card. If you're taking only online courses, you'll arrange to receive your WatCard through Waterloo's Centre for Extended Learning.
Writing and Communication Centre
The Writing Centre supports student writing and communication through a variety of services and programs. Individual virtual appointments can be booked through the Writing and Communication Centre website.
The AccessAbility Services office works with departments to promote the potential of students with physical, medical, psychological, sensory or learning disabilities. AccessAbility Services can support disability-related needs and assist with academic accommodations in an online course, such as alternative formatting of course materials and/or exam arrangements.