Student life

Success comes easier when you have a community of people cheering you on. Through clubs, teams, events, and even your classes, you’ll form a social network that connects you to fun, new experiences, and support throughout your time at Waterloo.

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Explore your interests and meet new friends through Waterloo's clubs and student societies.

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Staying active

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

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Meet lifelong friends: live in one of Waterloo's residences. Get a meal plan or cook for yourself!


student meditating 200+student clubs for you to explore your interests
Event tickets 1,200+festivals and events in the local community each year
apple, banana, and coffee  40on-campus eateries have you covered, from breakfast to late-night snacks

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Services to help you succeed

We're dedicated to your success and we have many services and people ready to support your goals.

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City of Waterloo

Explore everything the city of Waterloo has to offer. From cultural events and local experiences to cool coffee shops and more!

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Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Meet students with similar experiences and learn how we are committed to creating a safe space for everyone.


 Find out what to expect in first year

Students from each of our six faculties share what surprised and inspired them during first year, the biggest differences between high school and university, and what helped them adjust to life at Waterloo.

Explore the full playlist to learn more.


Explore student life in our faculties

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From clubs and societies to coffee and doughnut shops – discover the vibrant communities in each of our faculties.