Welcome to your Waterloo
You've worked hard to get here. Now it's time to get excited about all the experiences, opportunities, and fun you'll have as a Waterloo student.
Your community will have your back every step of the way! Between joining clubs, exploring your new stomping grounds, bonding with your orientation crew, and diving into real-world experiences, you've got a lot to look forward to.
Accepting your offer
The deadline for accepting your offer is 11:59 p.m. ET on June 3, 2024.
Reserve your spot in residence
Want to level up your Waterloo experience? Living in residence connects you to a vibrant, supportive community – and your spot is 100% guaranteed. Here's what you can do to prepare.
- Explore if the residence experience is for you.
- When you're ready to sign up, submit your Residence Guarantee Application Form and your $500 non-refundable residence deposit by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 3, 2024.
- Have you been admitted to the Architecture program? There is no residence in Cambridge, but the School of Architecture can help you find housing.
Why students love Waterloo
Getting ready for Warrior life
Stay on top of your budget
Don't stress! Start planning your finances now. Check out these helpful tips and resources.
- Use our student budget calculator to see what first year might cost.
- Check your Quest account in late July for fall term fees. You'll also find your scholarship and bursary information there, if applicable (in the Entrance Awards tab).
- Learn strategies to help you pay for your university education.
Get support before you start
Beginning in June, you'll receive lots of information about Waterloo Ready, our transition program that guides you through your journey up to – and into – first year.
You'll meet your future classmates, learn what to expect, and get set up for success. Because no Warrior gets left behind.
Say hello to your next chapter
Here at Waterloo, you'll find experiences that ignite your passion, a community that supports you, and countless opportunities to make the world a better place.
Check out our student life section to learn more about day-to-day life as a Warrior, including
- exciting extracurriculars, from clubs to athletics;
- our inclusive, tight-knit campus community;
- career building opportunities to prepare you for what's next; and
- residence options designed to support your journey.
Next steps for international and transfer students
We're here to make your transition to life in Canada a smooth one. Here are some tips.
Here are some things to keep in mind if you're making the switch to Waterloo.
To keep track of all these steps, download our checklist for admitted students (PDF).