Location and directions to campus

Where is Waterloo?

The main University of Waterloo campus is in the city of Waterloo, located in southwestern Ontario with easy access to Toronto, Hamilton, and London. With more than 50,000 university and college students, the city of Waterloo is a great place to live and study.


Driving tips

  • When travelling north from the 401, exit at University Avenue West, which is the second University Avenue exit (just past the University Ave East exit).
  • 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.

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.