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. From orientation leaders, academic advisors, and peer success coaches to professors, upper-year students, and career advisors, there are hundreds of people ready to welcome you and support you during your time as a Waterloo Warrior!

Your next steps

1. Accept your Offer of Admission

Accept your Offer of Admission by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 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. Eastern Daylight Time on June 1.

 

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Money matters

  • Wondering what first year might cost? Use our student budget calculator to get an idea.
  • 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.
  • Tips on using scholarships, co-op earnings, and more to help pay for your university education.
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Residence: a place to call home

Get set for school

Show your Warrior pride

 



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megaphoneBeing a Waterloo student, you're part of a community. The city is very student friendly – plus you'll meet like-minded people in school who share similar passions that allow you to work together on projects but also to build life-long friendships.Taryn, fourth-year Therapeutic Recreation
megaphoneThe best part of being a Waterloo student is the welcoming and engaging community atmosphere. There are all kinds of events and activities to help you get involved and meet people. Abby, fourth-year Planning
megaphoneWaterloo is well known for its entrepreneurial culture, but it's also home to over 200 clubs and societies! No matter what you're interested in, you'll find others who share your passion. Getting involved was one of my most gratifying experiences.Michelle, second-year Environment and Business
megaphoneWith countless clubs, organizations and student societies, you can definitely find your community and niche by following your passions. The university community is incredibly supportive and open to helping other students!Xenia, fourth-year Health Studies
megaphone iconAt Waterloo, you’re not just exposed to an great learning environment! Waterloo’s community of innovative thinkers is truly what makes Waterloo stand out: you gain access to experiences that you truly don’t get to experience anywhere else. Martin, second-year Geomatics
megaphone iconThe best thing about being a Waterloo student is the high-quality education that you receive. Every class I've taken has been amazing, mainly because the professors are passionate about their fields and helping students succeed.Linsday, fourth-year Honours Science

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Many of our student-run clubs are meeting online during the pandemic. When the campus opens for in-person classes, clubs and teams will be great ways for you to meet new people, have fun, and explore your interests.