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Learn salsa dancing, join the Quidditch team, or pick a side in the campus-wide humans vs. zombies competition. Be part of the team designing the next generation of solar car. Make friends in residence or on the soccer field.

Consistently ranked as one of Canada's best overall universities, Waterloo will provide you with an outstanding education and a vibrant student experience. 

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Explore your interests and meet new friends through clubs and events

Students sitting in residence

Live in one of our 10 residences and meet lifelong friends. Get a meal plan or cook for yourself!

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Sports and recreation

Keep active with one of the country’s largest sports and campus recreation programs.


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Beyond the classroom

Take what you learn in class and develop valuable skills through hands-on learning.

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Bring your ideas to life and create the next generation of tech and social start-ups.

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Living in Waterloo

Enjoy life in our student-friendly city that's home to 2 universities and a college.


Learn more

The best way to discover Waterloo is to book a campus tour or attend one of our special events. Or if you can't visit in person, read the uWaterloo Life blog to learn how Waterloo students get involved.