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Student life

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Learn salsa dancing, join the Quidditch team, or pick a side in the campus-wide humans vs. zombies competition. 

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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Clubs

Explore your interests and meet new friends through our 300+ clubs and student societies.

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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

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

 
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Living in Waterloo

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

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Entrepreneurship

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

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Beyond the classroom

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

 

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.