Student life

We aim to provide an outstanding student experience both inside and outside of the lecture hall.

Economics student experience

  • The Economics Society - Whether you're interested in participating in student government, or meeting your fellow classmates at events, the Econ Society is a great way to get involved. They run events such as the Prof Mixer, eCon conference, grad school information night, and social outings.
  • Economics clinic - The undergraduate study clinic is run each term by our PhD students. It is a space to ask or clarify questions outside of the classroom.
  • Undergraduate advisors - Our department has two faculty academic advisors that are here to help answer questions about your major/minor, course selection and academic success.
  • The Economics Undergraduate Office - Located in Hagey Hall 213, the office is staffed by the Undergraduate Coordinator who will help answer your questions or point you in the right direction. Need more information about our programs, events, or course enrollment? This is the place to go.

Student Success Office

The Student Success Office believes that success looks different to everyone and there isn’t one right answer. Through offerings such as the writing centre, success coaching, workshops and programs for first year students, international students as well as a strong support for student innovation, the Student Success Office is here to help you find your way.

Campus services and resources


For a complete list visit the services website.

Athletics, recreation and clubs

Joining teams and clubs is a great way to meet new friends and de-stress throughout the week. If you doing enjoy playing sports, you can always come out and cheer on your Warriors!

Living in Waterloo

  • If you are thinking about living in residence, you’ll have traditional-style residence, suite-style residence, and university college residences to choose from.
  • If you are thinking about living off-campus, you can get information and sources from our off-campus housing services. While you’re studying at Waterloo, we’re here to help you find a great place to call home.


2+2 New Year Event
2+2 students are joined by faculty and staff to celebrate the Spring Festival (2016).

Waterloo - It's my home

The city of Waterloo is a great place to live, especially as a student.

Watch "Waterloo: It's my home" to learn what it's like to live in Waterloo.Waterloo my home video