Welcome to Waterloo

You're in

Congratulations and welcome to Waterloo! All of your hard work has paid off and it's time to celebrate your achievements.

We’re excited for you to begin your first year at Waterloo and we want to make sure you know what the fall term will look like. You can read our update about classes for the fall term on the University's coronavirus website.

Our residences will be open for September. If you need to request a refund of your residence deposit, the deadline is June 12. For students on a study permit, exceptions to this deadline can be made to provide the most flexibility possible.


Your next steps

1. Accept your Offer of Admission

Accept your Offer of Admission by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 1. You'll need to meet any conditions to maintain your Offer of Admission.

2. Reserve your spot in residence

Submit your Residence Community Ranking Form and your residence deposit by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 1.

Visit our Bringing Waterloo to you page, where you can watch video tours, learn about clubs and residence, and download brochures.

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Money matters

  • If you’ve been offered an entrance scholarship or bursary, you can find details in your Quest account. Look for the Entrance Awards tab beside the name of your program.
  • See what first year might cost using our student budget calculator.
  • Tips on using scholarships, co-op earnings, and more to help pay for your university education.
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A place to call home

Get set for school

Show your Warrior pride


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Join some of our 250+ student-run clubs to meet new people, have fun, and explore your interests.

International students

  • The International Student Guide offers tips on preparing for Waterloo.
  • If you've been admitted to co-op, apply for a work permit at the same time you apply for a study permit.
  • If you're under 18, visit the Government of Canada website to learn about custodians.
  • If you've received an offer of admission and need to prepay your tuition as part of your study permit application, please use our fee estimator.

Transfer students

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