To make sure you are prepared for your Winter 2020 online course(s) please review the following:

Access to your course and important dates

You will have access to your course(s) in LEARN, Waterloo's Learning Management System on the first day of the term, January 6.

Make sure you review the important dates on the Registrar's website to be sure you meet all your deadlines.

The University's exam schedule will be posted on January 31, but will not include room and seat assignments for online courses.

Confirm your final examination arrangements

Check LEARN to see if your course has a final exam. If it does, read the information in our examinations section and follow the appropriate step below.

If you are taking both on-campus and online courses: 

If you are taking only online courses: 

  • and you live within 100 km of an examination centre, you must select that centre in Quest by the second week of term. If you have more than two exams you will also need to find a proctor for the additional exam(s). You will be able to make changes to your examination centre after the exam schedule goes live on January 31 until February 21.
  • otherwise you will need to find a proctor. Your proctor's information should be submitted by February 4.

Get your textbooks

Visit MyBookLook on the Waterloo BookStore site to see which textbooks you need. You can also email or call them at 519-888-4673 (1-866-330-7933 toll-free within Canada).

Confirm your contact information is correct

The University communicates with you via the information on your file in Quest. All email is sent to your official uWaterloo email address, including communications about your final exam.

Keep your contact information, including email address, mailing address, and phone number up to date, even on a co-op term.

Review the University's Statement on official student email address.

Review system requirements

Check your system and software to ensure you'll be able to access your online course in Waterloo LEARN. Internet access is required for all online courses.

Visit our student resources page

Review our Student resources page for information that will help you during your studies at Waterloo.