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Athletics and Campus Recreation

If you're interested in trying out for a varsity sports team, visit the varsity sports website and fill out a new recruit form. Or get involved in one of the most extensive campus recreation programs in Canada. 

Books

  • Book Store - Visit the Book Store website to find out about your textbooks, store hours, refund policies, author events, the print-on-demand service, and book sale dates. 
  • Used Bookstore - Save money by buying your textbooks at Feds Used Books, located in the lower level of the Student Life Centre (SLC). When you've finished your first term, you can sell back the ones you no longer need!

Campus map

Wondering how to find your classes or get around campus? Use our campus map!

Computers

CampusTechshop, located in the Student Life Centre, sells computers and related technology. There are also numerous Waterloo computing services for students.

Federation of Students

Find out more about how you can get involved on campus through your student government by joining one of our 200+ clubs, volunteering with one of our great services, or finding a part-time job with one of our on-campus businesses. Stay up to date on events and other information about student life by visiting the Federation of Students website.

Money and banking

Save money on and off campus with tips for saving money. There's a CIBC branch and several CIBC bank machines, right on campus. Close to campus are BMO, ScotiaBank, and TD Canada Trust ATMs and an RBC Royal Bank branch. 

Parking Services

Need a parking permit? Visit Waterloo's Parking Services website for details.

Part-time jobs

Student Success Office

Success looks different to everyone and the Student Success Office (SSO) exists to help Waterloo students find their own path to success. Whether you’re looking for help with your academic skills or want to get more involved on campus, the SSO can be your starting point.

Volunteer opportunities

WatCard Office

Your WatCard is the most important piece of identification (ID) you'll have as a student at Waterloo. Learn how to get your WatCard and use it.