Your WatCard is the most important piece of identification (ID) you'll have as a student at Waterloo. Learn how to get and use your WatCard.
Helping you succeed
Success looks different to everyone. The Student Success Office will help you find your path to success, whether you’re looking for help with your academic skills or want to get involved on campus.
Clubs and sports
Get involved through the Federation of Students, your student government. Join one of 200+ clubs, volunteer with one of our great services, or find a part-time job with one of our on-campus businesses.
Visit the Book Store to find out about your textbooks, store hours, refund policies, and more. Or save money if your textbooks are available through Feds Used Books. When you finish a school term, you can sell back the ones you no longer need!
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.
Bringing a car to campus? Visit Waterloo's Parking Services website for details about parking permits.
Computers and free software
You'll have free access to many computing services and software for students, including Microsoft Office 365.
If you're looking for some extra money during your school terms, many on-campus departments hire students and will work around your class schedule.
- Warrior Recreation and varsity athletics
- Federation of Students – Waterloo's student government
- Centre for Career Action – an online job listing service for Waterloo students and alumni
- Food Services
- Ontario Work-Study Plan – job opportunities for students whose financial needs have not been fully met by OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program)
- International Undergraduate Work-Study Program – job opportunities for study permit students
- Retail Services
- Housing and Residences
International students can gain work experience and earn money by working on or off campus. All you need is your study permit. Further details are on the Government of Canada website. If you're in a co-op program, you'll need to have a work permit.