Join us on Tuesday, May 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. ET to celebrate your offer of admission and get your last-minute questions answered!
Tune in at 5 p.m. for a special welcome message from Nobel laureate and Waterloo professor Donna Strickland.
After the welcome message, find out the latest update on what to expect for September and check out presentations covering everything from programs and faculties to housing and student life. Visit our academic booths and student life and services lounges to watch tour videos, download brochures, and chat with students, professors, and staff.
Learn more about the areas that interest you and ask your questions in the live chat.
Not sure which faculty offers your program(s) of interest? View our list of programs by faculty.
|Welcome future Warriors!||5 — 5:15 p.m.||Join Nobel laureate and Waterloo professor Donna Strickland for an official welcome to Waterloo.|
|September 2021 update||5:15 — 5:30 p.m.||Find out the latest information on what to expect for September 2021 and get tips on where you can get more information during this event and in upcoming weeks.|
|Campus Housing||7 — 7:30 p.m.||Learn about the 100% Residence Guarantee and all the benefits of living on campus this fall.|
|Renison Residence Community||7:30 — 8 p.m.||Make Renison University College's close-knit community residence your home! Learn all about our facilities, student leadership opportunities, and resources available to help support your transition here to the University of Waterloo!|
|St. Jerome's University||7:30 — 8 p.m.||St. Jerome’s University is located at the heart of the University of Waterloo. This unique campus within a campus offers students a diverse liberal arts education, residence and community, and the chance to get involved through over 100+ leadership positions for students of all years of study. Join Tommy and Olivia as they bring SJU to you, and host a live Q&A!|
|This is your Waterloo: student panel||7:30 — 8 p.m.||With over 34,000 undergraduate students, Waterloo has a diverse student population. Our student panelists will discuss different communities on campus and share how they've set up their unique social, professional, and cultural support networks.|
|The international student experience||7:30 — 8 p.m.||Are you wondering what it’s like to be an international students at the University of Waterloo and what supports and services are available? Join Amelia Burton, International Student Experience Manager, and a panel of experts around campus as they share information about:
1. Applying for your immigration documents
2. Supporting you in coming to Canada
3. Connecting to campus
4. The international student experience
|Co-operative and Experiential Education||8 — 8:30 p.m.||Learn how Waterloo’s co-op and experiential education program helps students become future-ready.|
|Getting ready for Waterloo||8 — 8:30 p.m.||
Get Waterloo Ready – join our New Student Transition team and fellow upper-year students as we play ‘Who Wants to be a Waterloo Warrior’. In this session you’ll learn about what to expect over the summer with the Waterloo Ready program, how you can start preparing for your first year, and hear tips and tricks to support your transition from high school to university!
|St. Paul's University College and Residence||8 — 8:30 p.m.||St. Paul's is home to the Environment, Women in Engineering, and Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management Living Learning Communities in addition to having the only French residence floor on campus and being the campus leads for Indigenous Studies, Canadian Studies, and the Human Rights minors. We also teach social entrepreneurship through GreenHouse, our nationally recognized innovation incubator for students.|
|Conrad Grebel Residence Community||8 — 8:30 p.m.||Grebel is the only Waterloo residence that requires an application and interview to get in. This presentation will tell you all about Grebel perks like living with upper-year students, access to music practice rooms, knowing everyone by name, and engaging in big topics like social justice, faith, or spirituality. Grebel has something for everyone and we are excited to meet you!|
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
|Why the (Applied) Health (Sciences) at Waterloo?||5:30 — 6 p.m.||Learn about our new name from Dean Lili Liu and discover how all our programs — Recreation, Kinesiology, Public Health, and Health Studies — work together to build a healthy future.|
|Next steps for Recreation and Leisure Studies students||6 — 6:30 p.m.||Your academic advisor will explain course selection, getting ready for first year, and more! Current students will share their experiences and answer your questions. This session is for students planning on majoring in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Recreation and Sports Business, Therapeutic Recreation, or Tourism Development.|
|Next steps for Health Studies students||6 — 6:30 p.m.||Your academic advisor will explain course selection, getting ready for first year, and more! Current students will share their experiences and answer your questions. This session is for students planning on majoring in Health Studies.|
|Next steps for Public Health students||6:30 — 7 p.m.||Your academic advisor will explain course selection, getting ready for first year, and more! Current students will share their experiences and answer your questions. This session is for students planning on majoring in Public Health.|
|Next steps for Kinesiology students||6:30 — 7 p.m.||Your academic advisor will explain course selection, getting ready for first year, and more! Current students will share their experiences and answer your questions. This session is for students planning on majoring in Kinesiology.|
Faculty of Arts
|Next steps in Accounting and Financial Management||5:30 — 6 p.m.||Learn about the next steps as an Accounting and Financial Management student. Our team of academic advisors, professors, and SAF representatives will help you understand what to expect and how to prepare for your first term.|
|Arts course selection (Honours Arts, Arts and Business, Global Business and Digital Arts, Social Development Studies)||5:30 — 6 p.m.||Learn how you will choose your courses with help from your academic advisors.|
|Arts advisor AMA||6 — 6:30 p.m.||Meet your first-year advisor and get your questions answered.|
|Arts student AMA||
7 — 7:30 p.m.
|Meet current students in your program and get your questions answered.|
Faculty of Engineering
|Architecture next steps and Q&A||5:30 — 6:30 p.m.||
Please join us as O'Donovan Director Dr. Anne Bordeleau shares information about the next steps for incoming Architecture students. Following the 30-minute presentation, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of Waterloo Architecture professors.
|Engineering student panel||5:30 — 6 p.m.||Meet current engineering students and learn about academics, co-op, and student life in the Faculty of Engineering.|
|Next steps in Engineering||6 — 6:30 p.m.||Learn about ways to prepare for courses in the fall and what is recommended over the summer.|
|How to get involved as a first-year Engineering student||6:30 — 7 p.m.||A member of our Engineering Society talks about the different ways to get involved outside the classroom in your first year.|
|Co-op expectations and resources for Engineering students||7 — 7:30 p.m.||Hear from a current student about their experience preparing for their first co-op term, and about co-op resources available from a member of Co-operative and Experiential Education.|
Faculty of Environment
|Environment next steps||5:30 — 6 p.m.||Learn about the next steps as a student in Environment. Our team will help you understand what to expect and how to prepare for your first term.|
|Environment Ecology Lab||6 - 6:30 p.m.,
6:30 - 7 p.m.
|Learn more about our Ecology Lab, how you'll use it, and compete in some fun Environment-focused trivia! This session will run twice (starting at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) The sessions will be identical.|
|Geography and Aviation, Geography and Environmental Management, and Geomatics||6 — 6:30 p.m.||A chance to learn about the programs, chat with current students, and get your questions answered about Waterloo!|
|Environment, Resources & Sustainability and Knowledge Integration||6 — 6:30 p.m.||A chance to learn about the programs, chat with current students, and get your questions answered about Waterloo!|
|Environment and Business and International Development||6:30 — 7 p.m.||A chance to learn about the programs, chat with current students, and get your questions answered about Waterloo!|
|Planning||6:30 — 7 p.m.||A chance to learn about the program, chat with current students, and get your questions answered about Waterloo!|
Faculty of Mathematics
|Next steps in Math and Computer Science||5:30 p.m.||Learn about the next steps as a student in Math or Computer Science. Our academic advisors will help you understand what to expect and how to prepare for your first term.|
|Why Math or Computer Science?||6 p.m.||What can you do with a Math or Computer Science degree? We'll discuss the real-world applications for what you'll learn at Waterloo.|
|Math and Computer Science student panel||6:30 p.m.||Our student panel will chat about student life and academics. Tune in and get your questions answered.|
|Math and Computer Science alumni panel||7 p.m.||Math and Computer Science alumni chat about how their time at Waterloo got them to where they are today. Tune in to ask any questions you have.|
|Math Living Learning Communities||7:30 p.m.||
This year, we have two new Living Learning Communities (LLCs) specifically for students in the Financial Analysis and Risk Management (FARM) program and international students who are studying in math and also have a passion for music. Attend to learn more about these LLCs and see if they’re the right fit for you.
Faculty of Science
|Science student panel||5:30 p.m.||A chance to chat with our current students and get your questions answered about Waterloo!|
|Next steps in Science||6 p.m.||Learn about the next steps as a Science student with our academic advisors and hear from a current student in Science.|
|Celebrate Science||6:30 p.m.||It's all about you and your first weeks on campus. Find out how we'll make it memorable for you.|
|Your first year in Science||7 p.m.||Learn about the benefits of being a Science student and what your first year has in store for you.|
Throughout the event, drop by one of our 11 academic booths to join a live Q&A, download brochures, watch videos, and chat with representatives.
- Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Environment
- Faculty of Mathematics
- Faculty of Science
- School of Architecture
- Conrad Grebel University College
- Renison University College
- St. Jerome's University
- St. Paul's University College
Student life and services lounges
Throughout the event, drop into one of our 10 student life and services lounges and ask questions in the live chat, meet "face-to-face" with representatives in the video forum, browse photos and videos of our facilities, and even connect with other incoming students.
- Connect with future classmates
- AccessAbility Services
- Athletics and Recreation
- Campus Housing (includes Food Services)
- Campus Wellness
- Concept by Velocity
- Co-operative and Experiential Education
- Student Awards and Financial Aid
- Student Success Office
- Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre
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