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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 
Student Life 101 July and August 2014   Waterloo main campus Student Life 101 events are for students who have accepted an Offer of Admission to Waterloo.
Ontario Universities' Fair

September 19-21, 2014

See website Toronto, ON This event provides information about universities in Ontario.
Fall Open House

November 1, 2014

10 am -
4 pm
Waterloo main campus Learn about each of our programs, meet our professors and students, get your admissions questions answered.
Grade 10 Family Night   February 19, 2015 TBD Waterloo main campus Parents and their Grade 10 students can learn about the application process.

March Break Open House

Women in Engineering (WiE) Welcome Event

March 14, 2015

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Waterloo main campus*

Come to hear from our experts and students, get your questions answered and see campus.

Following the open house, this event is for females admitted to Waterloo Engineering.

Engineering Shadow Days. Register now!