Getting involved on campus is a great way to meet new people, explore your interests, take a break from academics, and have fun.
Choose from more than 300 clubs
Whether you're interested in food, politics, dance, business, gaming, or the environment, joining one of Waterloo's student clubs is the perfect way to find something you love and meet others who share that same passion.
Dragon Boat Club
The Water Boys (a cappella club)
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.
All Waterloo undergraduate students are members 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. They're also your direct voice to the University administration as well as all levels of government.
As well, each of Waterloo's 6 faculties and most programs have a student society of their own – a great way to meet upper-year students and professors in your program.
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!
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.
Ever wonder what it'd be like if there was a zombie apocalypse? No need to wonder anymore! The Waterloo Science Fiction and Fantasy Club hosts a popular campus-wide game of Humans vs. Zombies that lasts 24 hours a day for 5 days.
Prime ministers, astronauts, and more
You'll also be able to join in on special lectures hosted at Waterloo. Previous guests include
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
- astronaut Chris Hadfield
- Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian
- physicist Stephen Hawking
Experience special events run by Feds that take place on campus and are exclusive to you.
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 C&Ds (coffee and donuts) are also a great place for cheap snacks.
Follow Food Services on Instagram to learn more about eating on campus.