Fall 2021 new student information

Fall term updates

On March 17, Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor made an announcement regarding the University of Waterloo's plans for fall 2021.

The University of Waterloo’s COVID-19 Information page is an important source of information and has the latest updates about the university’s response to COVID-19 and public health guidelines. 

Waterloo Grad Ready – Graduate student orientation and transition programming

As a new student beginning a program in the fall 2021 term, you will have access to Waterloo Grad Ready – a virtual transition and orientation program to support you as you begin your graduate program.

Stay tuned for more details about programming and when Waterloo Grad Ready will launch for the fall 2021 term. When you have access to the Waterloo Grad Ready programming, you’ll receive an email sent to the address you used when you applied to graduate studies at the University of Waterloo.

Important dates for fall 2021

As you prepare for the beginning of the term, ensure you familiarize yourself with the important dates for the fall 2021 term. All important dates can be found in the graduate studies important dates calendar.

Make note of the following dates, as they are of particular importance: