Where is Waterloo?

  • The main University of Waterloo campus is in the city of Waterloo, located in southwestern Ontario with easy access to Hamilton, London, and Toronto.
    • Our street address is 200 University Ave. West, Waterloo, Ontario.
    • Located 100 km east of our campus, Toronto's Pearson International Airport connects you to the world.
  • We also have 3 specialized campuses (for architecture, health sciences, and digital media) in the nearby cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Stratford.
  • With more than 50,000 university and college students, the city of Waterloo is a great place to live and study.


By car – from highway 401

  • Take exit 278 (from Toronto) or exit 278B (from London) to highway 8 WEST Kitchener/Waterloo
    • From Hamilton/Niagara, take highway 403 to highway 6 NORTH; follow 6 North to highway 401 WEST; follow 401 West to exit 278; proceed as below.
  • Follow the signs for 85 NORTH Waterloo.
  • Exit at University Avenue West, which is the second University Avenue exit (just past the University Ave East exit when travelling north from the 401).
  • Drive about 3 km along University Avenue to Seagram Drive – the main entrance to the University of Waterloo.
    • Visitor parking is in Lot C. Please refer to our parking map to see where the lot is. The cost for the day is $5.
    • The Visitors Centre is located in South Campus Hall (SCH) at the main entrance to campus.
    • See Waterloo's campus map for locations.

Waterloo's specialized campuses

Advantages of studying in Waterloo

Studying in Waterloo Region comes with a number of advantages.

  • Home to two universities and a college, the city of Waterloo is dedicated to education, and many of the businesses and services are geared toward the student population.
  • The University of Waterloo is located close to Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Guelph, and Conestoga College and often partners with these and other institutions to provide Waterloo students with the best education possible.