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Clubs and campus activities

Getting involved is a great way to meet people, explore your interests, take a break from academics, and have fun.

Whether you're interested in food, politics, dance, business, gaming, or the environment, joining one of Waterloo's 200+ student clubs is the perfect way to find something you love and meet others who share that same interest.

Dragon BoatsDragon Boat Club

yogaYoga Club

Photo ClubPhoto Club

The Water boysThe Water Boys (a cappella club)

Chess ClubChess Club

Dog Pet Lovers Club

Plus nearly 200 more clubs! And if there isn't a club that matches your interests, you can gather a group of friends and start your own with the help of our student government.

Student government

As a Waterloo student, you'll automatically be a member of the Federation of Students, Waterloo’s undergraduate student union. Feds is run by students for students and provides a wide range of services, academic support, clubs, and special events for students. They're also your direct voice to the University administration.

As well, each of Waterloo's 6 faculties and most programs have a student society – a great way to meet upper-year students and professors in your program.

On-campus activities

The Bombshelter Pub is the place to be – especially on Wednesdays! Dance it out to your favourite music, have great food and drinks, and enjoy the city's largest patio – all right on campus.

With events such as Thursday Trivia, Feel Good Friday, Summerfest, and themed Bomber Wednesdays like Beyoncé night, you'll have a new experience every week!

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It's no surprise that an ideas-focused university like Waterloo is part of the global TEDx movement. TEDxUW provides the opportunity for you and other students to come together, share ideas, and be inspired to think differently about the world.

Take part in Canada's largest hackathon, Hack the North. More than 1,000 students from around the world come to Waterloo to experiment, connect, and create.

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Welcome Week happens each term to celebrate students' return to campus. Enjoy free breakfast, movie marathons, rides at the fall carnival, and activities like skating, bubble soccer, and more!

Looking for a caffeine fix?

You're never far from a coffee shop with 34 different locations including Tim Hortons, Starbucks, William's, and other cafés that offer our house-blended coffee. Student-run coffee shops are also a great place for good coffee and cheap snacks. 

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