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 (ICSN)

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

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.


With one-to-one peer support and workshops, Mentor Assistance Through Education and Support (MATES) helps with academic, personal, and mental health challenges.


Student support

Student success

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


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

Academic advisors

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


Career advice

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

Indigenous services

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


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
120Campus Wellness staff to support you
GLOWCanada’s oldest university-based 2SLGBTQ+ group

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 to weekly 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.