Join us for a tour and see what Waterloo 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 highly recommended 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 residences 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

On the registration page, you can use the calendar to see which tours are available each day. We ask that you limit your group to a maximum of three people so we can accommodate as many visitors as possible.

You'll receive an email confirmation upon booking your tour and a reminder 48 hours before your tour with directions and tips 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'd like to see multiple residences or in a weekend tour, we recommend Fall Open House or March Open House, typically held on Saturdays 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 is closed on holidays and we do not offer tours between semesters when our student ambassadors are unavailable (mid-December through early January, mid-April through early May, and mid-August through early September).


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Group tours

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