Join us for a tour and see what our campus has to offer. Learn about co-op, housing, faculties, University Colleges, and more!

We offer several tour types so you can customize your visit based on your interests. Campus tours are recommended for all future undergraduate students as they give an overview of what it’s like to be a Waterloo student and show some key campus locations and services.

Tours of our faculties, University Colleges, and specific residence communities are also available on select days and are great additions to the general campus tour. 

Tour types

Note: All tours start and end in the Visitors Centre in South Campus Hall (SCH).  

Booking details

Once you click the link to the tour registration page, you can click on the calendar to see which tours are available each day. Learn about each type of tour to see which tours you'd like to participate in and which days they are offered. We ask that you limit your group to a maximum of three people so we can safely accommodate as many visitors as possible.

Tours will not be offered from August 21 to September 11. Tours from September 12 – December 21 are now available to book.

Directions and instructions for your visit

When you register for a tour, you'll receive an automated email confirmation once the tour is booked. You'll also receive an email 48 hours before your tour with directions and instructions for your visit. You may also receive texts about your tour booking. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Interested in seeing multiple residences?

If you are interested in seeing multiple residence options or touring faculties on a weekend, please consider registering for an upcoming open house, typically held on a Saturday in late October/early November and in mid-March.

Upcoming open houses will be listed on our tours and events page.

Not able to book a certain date?

If a tour doesn’t appear when you click on a day, the tour is fully booked or is not offered that day. Please check back to see if spaces become available due to cancellations.

The University of Waterloo is closed on holidays and we do not offer tours between semesters (late December – early January, late April – early May, and late August – early September).


Book a tour

Come explore the University of Waterloo! Book your campus, faculty, University College, and/or Campus Housing tour.


Are you interested in booking a tour on behalf of an official school or community group for 10 or more visitors? Request a group tour.