Saturday, March 19
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Join us in March to learn more about the University of Waterloo! Drop in for specific sessions or join us for the entire time.
Participate in presentations covering everything from programs, co-op, student life, financing your education, and housing. Visit our booths to chat with students, professors, and staff, and find answers to your questions.
Learn more about the programs that interest you and ask your questions in the live chat.
Not sure which faculty offers your program(s) of interest? View our list of programs by faculty.
|Welcome: your student experience exclusive||9 - 9:30 a.m.||Want to know what it's really like to be a Waterloo student? Tune into our welcome session to hear current students explore common myths and facts about the Waterloo experience, from student life to academics and everything in between.|
|The international student experience||9:30 - 10 a.m.||Are you wondering what it’s like to be an international student at the University of Waterloo and what supports and services are available? Join a panel of experts around campus as they share information about: 1. Applying for your immigration documents 2. Supporting you in coming to Canada 3. Connecting to campus 4. The international student experience|
|Virtual campus tour||10 - 11 a.m.||Join two of our student ambassadors as they show you our campus facilities and talk about their experiences.|
|Co-operative Education and Experiential Education||10:30 - 11 a.m.||Discover how Waterloo’s co-op and experiential education programs get you ready for the future of work by combining academic studies with quality work experiences to give you an edge for future employment.|
|Financing your education||11 - 11:30 a.m.||Learn about scholarships, grants, student loans, and more.|
|Campus Housing||11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Learn about the 100% Residence Guarantee and all the benefits of living on campus this fall.|
|Join a University College community||12 - 12:30 p.m.||Find out what it’s like to join a University College at Waterloo! Get to know our tight-knit communities located in the heart of campus with faculty and staff all dedicated to ensuring you’re supported throughout your degree. Experience each college's unique residences, academic programs offered by some of them, and how students can take part in many of our leadership opportunities.|
|Indigenous student life||12:30 - 1 p.m.||During this presentation you will hear from Alex DeGagne, the Indigenous Recruitment and Partnership Specialist in the Marketing and Undergraduate Recruitment team. Alex is Anishinaabe from Northwest Angle 37 First Nation located near Fort Frances, Ontario. Alex will cover how the University of Waterloo is growing its Indigenous presence on campus. Adding new Indigenous focused staff positions to support students, providing new spaces to learn and explore your own Indigeneity, and connecting you with Indigenous resources to continue your success into post-secondary education.|
|Campus Housing virtual tour||1 - 1:30 p.m.||Join us as we show you around our various types of residence facilities and get a feeling for the place you will call home.|
Faculty of Arts
|Honours Arts and Honours Arts and Business||10 - 10:30 a.m.||Explore the 30 majors offered through the Honours Arts and Honours Arts & Business programs. You can also connect with academic advisors and current students during this pre-recorded session to get your questions answered live.|
|School of Accounting and Finance||10 - 10:30 a.m.||Drive digital transformation. Reimagine business. Advance social, environmental, and economic impact. These are just a few of the big challenges the next generation of leaders will face. Are you ready to lead the way? Learn how you’ll step up, drive change, and shape a bright future as a student in our Accounting and Financial Management and Sustainability and Financial Management programs.|
|Social Work and Social Development Studies||10:30 - 11 a.m.||Are you interested in helping people, communities, and nations flourish? Do you want a rewarding career in one of the helping professions such as social work, counselling, education, public services, human resources, law, or community service? Learn about our Social Development Studies and Bachelor of Social Work programs and how they can help you get there!|
|Global Business and Digital Arts||10:30 - 11 a.m.||Interested in Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA)? Learn more about our courses, co-op program, the Stratford School campus, study abroad, and much more.|
|Arts student AMA||11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Meet current students in the Faculty of Arts and get your questions answered.|
Faculty of Engineering
|Future Engineering applications (pre grade 12)||9:30 - 10 a.m.||Calling all pre-grade 12 future engineering applicants! Learn more about Waterloo Engineering including information about our 15 programs, active student life, strong co-op reputation, and the process of applying to Engineering at Waterloo.|
|About Architecture||9:30 - 10 a.m.||Please join us as O'Donovan Director Dr. Anne Bordeleau introduces Waterloo Architecture and the Bachelor of Architectural Studies program.|
|Engineering admission update||10 - 10:30 a.m.||Current applicants for Fall 2022 are invited to hear from William (Bill) Bishop, Director of Engineering Admissions, for an update on admissions and scholarship applications.|
|Engineering student life and diversity||10:30 - 11 a.m.||Hear from current engineering students about their experiences being immersed in student life, leading design teams, and building friendships outside the classroom. You'll also learn about the dedicated groups that support students who identify as women, Black, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+ and more.|
|Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) admissions overview and Q+A||11 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Please join us as Admissions Chair and Lecturer, Rick Andrighetti, speaks about the application process for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies program. Following the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to ask live questions. The presentation will be a maximum of 30 minutes to provide a 30-minute question and answer period.|
|Women in Engineering||11 - 11:30 a.m.||Women in Engineering (WiE) supports women-identifying engineering students while encouraging the next generation of women to pursue a future career in engineering. Learn more about WiE and their efforts to foster an inclusive community for our women-identifying students.|
|Engineering co-op experience||11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Did you know that our engineering students graduate with 2 years of work experience? This session will highlight incredible work opportunities our students pursue through our world-renowned co-op program.|
|Engineering entrepreneurship pathways||12 - 12:30 p.m.||Waterloo Engineering is entrepreneurial by nature, surrounded by tech sector icons and startups dedicated to innovation, and developing new technologies with global impact. Tune in to listen to the start-up stories from our successful alumni and opportunities to be involved as an undergrad student.|
|Engineering virtual tour||12:30 - 1 p.m.||Explore the state-of-the-art facilities within the Faculty of Engineering through this virtual walking tour.|
Faculty of Environment
|Why Environment at Waterloo?||9:30 - 10 a.m.||Discover all of the different programs for Environment at Waterloo, why studying the environment and its related disciplines is important, and how you can have a successful career because of your time at Waterloo.|
|Environment next steps||10 - 10:30 a.m.||You've applied, or maybe received an offer. Now what? Learn more about what to expect for the rest of this year and how you'll be supported in your first year as an Environment student at Waterloo.|
|Environment student life stories||
10:30 - 11 a.m.
|Join our current students in a walk through some of their favourite moments from their time in Environment at Waterloo and the stories that go with them. Get your questions answered from those current students to learn more about what it's like to be a student in Environment.|
|Environment sample lecture||11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Experience a first-year lecture before first year! Tune in to hear from one of our professors deliver a sample lecture on actual course material.|
|Environment recent alumni panel||12 - 12:30 p.m.||Hear from graduates of our programs discuss the importance of their degree, their professional experiences, and memories from Waterloo during this pre-recorded session. Ask questions live and get answers from our knowledgeable staff.|
Faculty of Health
|Recreation and Leisure Studies||9:30 - 10 a.m.||Learn more about our Recreation and Leisure Studies (BA) program, what kind of courses you'll take in first year, and possible career paths. Includes Recreation and Sport Business and Therapeutic Recreation majors. This is a live presentation that includes time for Q&A with current students.|
|Public Health||10 - 10:30 a.m.||Learn more about our Public Health (BPH) program, what kind of courses you'll take in first year, and possible career paths. This is a live presentation that includes time for Q&A with current students.|
|Kinesiology||10:30 - 11 a.m.||Learn more about our Kinesiology (BSc) program, what kind of courses you'll take in first year, and possible career paths. This is a live presentation that includes time for Q&A with current students.|
|Health Sciences||11 - 11:30 a.m.||Learn more about our Health Sciences (BSc) program, what kind of courses you'll take in first year, and possible career paths. This is a live presentation that includes time for Q&A with current students.|
|Health alumni panel||11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Join our panel of Faculty of Health alumni as they answer your questions about how they got started in their career, what advice they would give new students, and more.|
Faculty of Mathematics
|Math admission update & AMA||9:30 - 10 a.m.||Learn about admission requirements, processes, and timelines for programs in Mathematics and Computer Science. We'll also cover contests, scholarships, and more. Join for a chance to get your questions answered by our admissions experts during our Ask Me Anything!|
|Women in Math AMA||10 - 11 a.m.||Our student panel for Women in Math will chat about student life and academics and give you a chance to get your question answered during our Ask Me Anything! Hear from female-identifying students in different math and computer science programs.|
|Student life AMA||11 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Our student panel will chat about student life and academics and give you a chance to get your question answered during our Ask Me Anything! Hear from students in different math and computer science programs.|
|Pre-Grade 12 Information Session||12 - 12:30 p.m.||Are you approaching your final year of high school and are interested in the Math or Computer Science programs? Listen in as we review our programs and admissions information in the Faculty of Mathematics.|
|Euclid workshop||12:30 — 1:30 p.m.||Listen in to learn about math contests prepared by the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC). We will solve and discuss a few math problems similar to the ones that appear in our contests like the Euclid, and we will provide information on how to prepare and some tips to write these contests.|
Faculty of Science
|First year in Science||9:30 - 10 a.m.||What are you most excited for in first year? Chat with current students and a professor to learn about the highlights and milestones you have to look forward to.|
|Science careers||10 - 10:30 a.m.||Hear from students who have started their careers in science. Learn tips and tricks to help you on your path to a professional career like how co-op and research opportunities can set you apart.|
|Science programs||10:30 - 11 a.m.||Not sure which science program is right for you? This will give you an overview of the programs offered and the benefits to studying at Waterloo.|
|Science student life panel||11 - 11:30 a.m.||Hear from current students who are excited to share why they love Waterloo and answer your questions about the student journey.|
|Why study science||12 - 12:30 p.m.||Discover how Waterloo Science can set you apart and have a chance to speak with our current Science students. Learn why science is important to the world and the changes scientists are making.|
|Science sample lecture||12:30 - 1 p.m.||Want to know what it is like to be a student in a first-year lecture? This will give you an inside look into your first university lecture experience.|
Drop by one of our academic booths to download brochures, watch videos, and chat with representatives.
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Environment
- Faculty of Health
- Faculty of Mathematics
- Faculty of Science
- University Colleges
- School of Architecture
Student life and service lounges
Drop into one of our student life and services lounges and ask questions in the live chat, meet "face-to-face" with representatives in the video forum, and browse photos and videos of our facilities.
- AccessAbility Services
- Athletics and Recreation
- Campus Housing (includes Food Services)
- Campus Wellness
- Concept by Velocity
- Co-operative and Experiential Education
- Student Awards and Financial Aid
- Student Success Office
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to register to attend?
Yes, you must register to access the event.
I registered but I can’t attend. Can I access the event later?
As long as you registered for the event before it ended, you have 30 days following the event to log in, watch presentation recordings, download brochures, and more.
How do I get started?
Start by registering for the event. Once registered, click on Agenda and use the Tracks and Tags to filter presentations based on your interest. You can bookmark presentations so you can easily find them during the event. When you aren’t watching presentations, click on Academic booths to chat with representatives, download brochures, and watch videos from each faculty. You can also navigate to the Student life and services area to learn more about student life and services for all Waterloo students.
What technology do I need to make the most of this virtual event?
To make the most of this event, we recommend logging into the event from a computer or laptop instead of a mobile device such as a phone or tablet. Google Chrome is the recommended browser.
While a webcam isn’t required, in some areas of the event, attendees have the option to connect with our students and staff through typed chat or by turning their cameras and microphones on and asking questions that way.
Will this event have captioning available?
Pre-recorded presentations will have captions added directly to the videos. To enable captions for any live presentations or video interactions, make sure you are using Google Chrome. You can then adjust your Google Chrome settings to enable live captioning.
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