Information for

Fall Open House 2016

You and your family are invited to join us on Saturday, November 5th. Meet with professors, staff, and students who can help you decide whether Waterloo is right for you.

Take a campus tour, visit the residences you're interested in, attend program information sessions, learn about key campus services, and meet with academic and co-op experts.

A printed Fall Open House guide will also be available when you arrive on campus.


If you haven't pre-registered, you can register today to let us know you'll be attending.

Connect with us

  • Facebook live every hour on the hour between 9 am and 3 pm Saturday
  • Snapchat: follow us @uofwaterloo and snap the best of your visit using one of our geofilters!
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Tours (10 am - 4 pm, Student Life Centre)

Campus tours
Take a 45-minute general campus tour and learn about campus life from your student guide. Tours leave from the campus tour booth in the Student Life Centre (SLC).

Residence tours
Go directly to any of our on-campus residences (REV, V1, MKV, UWP, CLV) for information and tours or visit one of the University Colleges to see their residences. You can also stop by the information booth in the Student Life Centre (SLC), or look for the black tent on Ring Road outside of the SLC.

Student services fair
Learn about student services on campus. From Accessibility Services to how to use your WatCard, this is the one-stop shop for everything you'll need as a Waterloo Warrior.

Athletics facility tours
Stop by Athletics booth in the Student Life Centre (SLC) to take a tour of the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) and Columbia Icefield (CIF) and learn more about our awesome varsity and recreation activities.

University Colleges
Looking for a smaller, close-knit residence or academic home base? Then one of Waterloo's University Colleges may be right for you. For tours, look for the yellow tent across from the Student Life Centre (SLC) or the red tent near Environment 3 (EV3).

Academic sessions and tours

Where to eat

Several outlets accept cash only. Debit is available at Brubakers, Subway, Tim Hortons (SLC), St. Jerome's, and Starbucks. ATMs are available in the Student Life Centre (SLC), the Davis Centre (DC), and St. Paul's (STP).

Applied Health Sciences (AHS)
Starbucks – 9 am - 4 pm

Conrad Grebel University College (CGR)
12 pm – 1:30 pm

Dana Porter Library (LIB)
Browser's Cafe – 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Davis Centre (DC)
Tim Hortons Express – 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Hagey Hall Hub (HHH)
H³ Café – 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Renison University College (REN)
11 am – 1 pm

Ron Eydt Village (REV)
REVelation – 9 am - 8 pm

South Campus Hall (SCH)
Tim Hortons – 8:30 am - 4 pm

Student Life Centre (SLC)
Brubakers – 10:30 am - 4 pm
International News – open 24 hours
Subway – 11 am - 4:30 pm
Tim Hortons – 8 am - 9 pm

St. Jerome's University (STJ)
10 am – 6:30 pm

St. Paul's University College (STP)
Watson's Eatery – 11 am - 6 pm
Watson's MUG Coffee Shop – 9 am - 4 pm

Village 1 (V1)
Mudie's – 8 am - 12:30 am

Directions and parking


Contact our Visitors Centre at or 519-888-4567, ext. 33614 if you have any questions.