We welcome visiting delegations

High-profile representatives, faculty, scholars, and postdoctoral fellows visit the University of Waterloo each year to exchange ideas, explore research and academic opportunities, and connect institutions of global significance. We welcome visiting delegations from established and prospective partner institutions worldwide.

Visits with University-wide scope

Waterloo International is the central office providing co-ordination for visiting delegations at a University level. To help you experience a productive visit at Waterloo, we ask that you please complete our delegation request form providing as much detail as possible. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Online request form

Targeted visits

If you wish to visit a single faculty, academic department, research unit, or professional school, please contact the appropriate unit directly.

For more information, please contact our International Relations team:


Parking for visitors

There are only two designated visitor parking spots reserved for Waterloo International guests in Q lot outside the EC5 front door (see map below). You must pre-register with us to use one these spots. Please email waterloo.international@uwaterloo.ca with the following information prior to your arrival:

  • Name of the Waterloo International staff member you are meeting with
  • Date, time, and duration you will need parking
  • Make, model, licence plate # and colour of your vehicle

Please note you must receive an email from us confirming the reservation of your parking spot before your arrival.

Other parking

East Campus 5 (EC 5) is located at the Q lot, which is reserved for Q lot parking pass holders only. Parking services patrols this lot regularly and will ticket or tow anyone without a valid Q lot parking permit.  

Visitors parked in Q lot must pay for parking. The parking meter charges $5/ day, payable by credit, Watcard, or coins. Please display the ticket on your dashboard as you park anywhere in the Q lot (entire parking lot surround EC5- see map below).