Student support

The university offers various student support services across campus to assist students in a variety of areas.

Service

Description

Academic Advisors

Academic advisors are available to assist with course planning and a variety of other needs.  Click here for the SERS Undergraduate Advisor and the SERS Graduate Advisor.

Counselling Services

Counselling Services in Needles Hall offers free confidential counseling (group and individual) and consultation for students, and workshops in a variety of areas from stress reduction to procrastination.

Undergrad Peer Mentorship Program

If you’ve accessed MS Teams from Waterloo Ready or plan to access it for Orientation Week, no action is required, but continue to check Teams regularly! If you haven’t had the chance to download and access MS Teams please do so *here* as our Peer Mentors will be supporting you on the platform. It is free for UWaterloo students.

The Centre

General information for all students on all University of Waterloo services and offices:  Student Finance, Registrar, Official Documents, etc.  

Study Skills Workshops

The Student Success Office offers study skills workshops to help you improve your study habits and test preparation techniques.

Health Services

Health Services provides services including the student medical clinic, occupational health, mental health, nutrition services, and health education including the Personal Best Program, which assist students with promoting and maintaining overall health and wellness.

AccessAbility Services

AccessAbility Services promotes access to programs, services, and facilities for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors with permanent or temporary disabilities. The office provides information to students, academic accommodations, and various support services.

Career Services

The Centre for Career Action offers services including various resources, workshops, events and individual appointments for students. Appointments can be made for the following: résumé and cover letter critique, career exploration and decision making including job search advice, mock interviews for jobs and professional school, and assistance with grad/professional school process and review.

Graduate Student and Post-doctoral affairs

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) provides support to students, postdocs, staff and faculty who are engaged in graduate work and research at the University of Waterloo.

Academic Calendar and Important dates

Undergraduate Academic Calendar and Important Dates

Graduate Academic Calendar and Important Dates

SERS Specific Graduate Student Resources Includes information on SERS course outlines, forms, student travel and expense claims, completed masters and doctoral theses, how to prepare for your Master's and PhD degrees etc.
 
Schedule of Classes

Student Success Office

From success coaching to a writing and communication centre, the University of Waterloo's Student Success Office offers various initiatives and programs to promote continued student success and an improved overall student experience including how to study and prepare for midterms and exams to helf reduce anxiety.

Academic integrity

To create and promote a culture of academic integrity, the behaviour of all members of the University of Waterloo is based on honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.

All members of the University of Waterloo community are expected to hold to the highest standard of academic integrity in their studies, teaching, and research.

The Office of Academic Integrity’s website contains detailed information on the University's policy for students and faculty. This site explains why academic integrity (AI) is important and how students can avoid academic misconduct. It also identifies resources available on campus to help achieve academic integrity in and out of the classroom.