Services to help you succeed

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At Waterloo, we're dedicated to your success. Hundreds of people across campus are ready to help you define and achieve your goals.

And it pays off. Waterloo's graduation rate is higher than the Ontario average, and our student loan default rate is less than half the provincial average, which means our students are getting good jobs after graduating.

Strength in diversity

International and Canadian Student Network

With the goal of making all students feel at home, this network connects local, international, and exchange students through weekly events.

The Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

The Glow Centre supports all sexual orientations and gender identities through peer support, discussion groups, social events, and resources.

Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity, and Equity (RAISE)

RAISE lifts students up by addressing the impacts of racism and xenophobia in our community.



Health Services

The on-campus Student Medical Clinic offers a range of services, from providing prescriptions and immunizations to addressing your mental and sexual health concerns.


Counselling Services supports your personal, social, and academic experiences through one-on-one counselling, group therapy, and skills seminars.


Focused on student well-being, Mates offers one-on-one peer support and a wellness lounge, where you can participate in wellness activities.


Student support

Student success

The Student Success Office provides academic support programs, international student supports, leadership workshops, peer coaching, and study abroad programs.

Career advice

Advisors in the Centre for Career Development can help you research and prepare for summer and co-op jobs, your career, or further education.

Academic advisors

Need help selecting courses or specializations? Advisors in each faculty are ready to help you get the most from your degree.



Have an idea? Our support for student entrepreneurs includes mentorship, funding, courses, workshops, and incubators.


AccessAbility Services designs and facilitates academic accommodation plans if you have a permanent, temporary, or suspected disability.

Indigenous services

The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre celebrates the values, rights, and knowledge of Indigenous peoples and cultures.


Staying active

As home to one of the largest campus recreation programs in Canada, we have lots of ways to get moving, from intramural leagues to sports clubs and fitness classes.

Moving to Canada?

Friendly and supportive staff are here to help you transition to life in Canada, including help with immigration consulting and an international student peer community.


Representing 11 faith traditions, Waterloo's chaplains can provide you with support and help as you explore spiritual questions.

2,500+fitness classes each year, including power yoga, cycling, and Pilates
140+Campus Wellness staff to support you
GLOWCanada’s oldest university-based 2SLGBTQ+ group