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The best way to learn more about the Faculty of Engineering is to come for a visit! Take a campus or faculty tour, attend one of our special events or participate in a shadow day.

Tours of the Faculty of Engineering

The Engineering faculty tour gives prospective students the opportunity to focus on Engineering, its facilities, programs, and student life. You’ll learn about labs, classes, and extracurricular activities — all from the perspective of a current student. Tours run daily (Monday-Friday) at 11:45am and 1:35pm. Request an engineering tour through the campus tour request form

To meet with an admissions or program advisor in the Faculty of Engineering, please contact

Note: tours will be limited during exam periods.

Tours of the School of Architecture

Architecture tours are available upon request, but typically run the last Friday of each month. To request an Architecture tour or connect with our student services coordinator, please contact  

Engineering Shadow program

Ever wonder what it's actually like to be a Mechanical Engineering student? Or what labs a Chemical Engineering student might take? Come see for yourself! Request to shadow one of our current students in the program of your choice. One of our Engineering Ambassadors will connect with you to set up your experience!

Campus tours 

The Visitors Centre offers campus tours of our main campus in Waterloo, Ontario. Tours cover the whole campus and you can add on optional residence tours as well. 

Special events

You can also attend special events on campus, where you can meet professors, speak with students, and go on tours.
Event Date Time Location Description 
Ontario Universities' Fair

September 23-25, 2016

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Toronto, ON

This event provides information about universities in Ontario.

See website for details.

Fall Open House

November 5, 2016

10:00 am -
4:00 pm
University of Waterloo Learn about each of our programs, meet our professors and students, have your admissions questions answered and tour our facilities.
March Break Open House March 18, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm University of Waterloo Come to hear from our experts and students, learn about our experiential learning opportunities and tour our facilities.

You @ Waterloo Day (for admitted students)


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

University of Waterloo  

Engineering Shadow Days. Register now!