Fall Open House 2018 schedule

Join us on Saturday, November 3 for tours and program information sessions, learn about key campus services, and meet current students and professors. Drop in for part of the day or make a day of it!

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


If you haven't already, you can register to let us know you'll be attending.

Starting your day

When you arrive, head to the faculty areas that offer the programs you’re considering. Follow the coloured signs to get to each faculty area.

teal bulletFaculty of Applied Health Sciences

orange bulletFaculty of Arts

purple bulletFaculty of Engineering

green bulletFaculty of Environment

pink bulletFaculty of Mathematics

blue bulletFaculty of Science


For School of Architecture sessions, please go directly to the campus in Cambridge, Ontario.


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.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) atrium.

Athletics tours

Stop by the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) and Columbia Icefield (CIF) to tour our facilities and learn about varsity and recreation activities.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Student services fair

Explore the many student services such as Food Services, Housing, Accessibility Services, Student Success Office, and more.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) atrium.

Co-op sessions

Talk to co-op students face-to-face! Find out how co-op works, the benefits, and what you might do on a work term. 

11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Tatham Centre (TC) 2218


Oh snap! We're going live

To make sure you don’t miss anything, our students will be covering the day on Snapchat (@uofwaterloo) and Instagram (@uofwaterloo). 

1. Snap

Live your best Insta life and post THE pic. Tag us using #UWaterloo.

2. Watch

We’re going live on Instagram at 3:30 p.m. to answer your student life questions!

3. Win

If you see our student ambassadors during Fall Open House, say hi to get your hands on some swag.



Tour a few of our 9 on-campus residences between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit the Residence booth in the Dana Porter Library (LIB).

  • For dorm and apartment residences, go directly to the residence, or look for the black Waterloo Residences tent on Ring Road outside of the Student Life Centre (SLC).
  • For University College residences, go directly to any of the colleges, or find the yellow tents on Ring Road.

Traditional-style dorm residences

  • Ron Eydt Village (REV)
  • Village 1 (V1)
  • Claudette Millar Hall (CMH)

Traditional dorm living is a great way to transition to university and form new friendships. Residences include fully-furnished rooms with shared common areas, cafeterias, and required meal plan.

Suite-style apartment residences

  • Columbia Lake Village (CLV)
  • Mackenzie King Village (MKV)
  • UW Place (UWP)

Experience independent living with access to on-campus support. Residences include furnished rooms, shared living room, kitchen, and bathroom(s); free weekly grocery shuttles; and optional meal plan.


University Colleges: Residences and academics

If you’re looking for a smaller, close-knit residence or academic home base, then one of Waterloo’s University Colleges may be right for you. Each is a smaller community with its own character and distinctive ways for you to get involved. Take a tour, learn about registering through one of the them, and explore the many benefits of these communities.

  • Conrad Grebel University College
  • Renison University College
  • St. Jerome's University
  • St. Paul's University College

Academic sessions and tours

Places to eat

Several outlets accept cash only. Debit is available at Tim Hortons (SLC & SCH), Brubakers, Subway, The Market, Renison, St. Jerome’s, and Starbucks. ATMs are available in the Student Life Centre, the Davis Centre, St. Paul’s and South Campus Hall.


Directions and parking

  • Directions to campus
  • Campus map (also provides directions to buildings during the open house)
  • Parking information and tips for your visit will be emailed to you a couple of days before Fall Open House.


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