Grad Visit Day is an invitation-only event hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics designed to help students make an informed decision about graduate studies at the University of Waterloo. Join us virtually on March 3 and 4, 2022, to discover more about your program and the Faculty of Mathematics, experience UW student life, and network with potential supervisors, current students, and future classmates. 


What you will do

Meeting iconMeet your future classmates
HandshakeMeet potential supervisors
Community iconNetwork with current grad students and faculty members
Question mark iconAsk questions about your program
Map marker iconLearn about Waterloo
Laptop iconJoin on a computer

Event Schedule

Grad Visit Day consists of three main events hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics, followed by a unique set of events organized by each department/school, where you will meet with representatives from your program, attend workshops, and participate in small group meetings. Check your Department/School event schedule.

Day 1: March 3, 2022

Welcome event | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EST

Graduate Visit Day 2022 will kick off with a welcome event featuring a presentation by Bertrand Guenin, the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Mathematics, Aiden Huffman, Chair of the Math Graduate Student Association (MGSA), and your program's Graduate Director/Officer. Learn about graduate student life and the support and resources available at Waterloo, followed by the opportunity to get to know your fellow classmates through a virtual networking session.


Department/School events | Remainder of the day


Day 2: March 4, 2022

Student Life Panel | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Join our Student Life Panel for a Q&A session with current graduate students from various programs within the Faculty of Mathematics. Ask questions about campus life, living in Waterloo, and more for a glimpse into what it’s like to be a student at the University of Waterloo.


Department/School events | Remainder of the day


Closing Social | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST

Grad Visit Day 2022 will wrap up with one final virtual drop-in style social. Closing celebrations will be followed by the opportunity to chat with future classmates, current grad students, and department representatives in intimate breakout rooms. 

Full Event Schedules

 Applied Mathematics  | Combinatorics & Optimization  | Computational Mathematics

Computer Science | Data Science | Pure Mathematics | Statistics & Actuarial Science


Complete the registration form to RSVP and attend Grad Visit Day. Registration closes on March 1, 2022.

Register and attend all three main events for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Register for Grad Visit Day

Faculty of Mathematics Tour

The Faculty of Mathematics is home to 1,100 graduate students and 288 faculty members. Our professors, students, and institutes explore a broad range of areas and ideas in math and computer science – from foundational theory to applied research and commercial solutions. Take a look at the resources below to learn more about the Faculty, campus life, and the City of Waterloo.

Campus Tour

We look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future. In the meantime, take a look at Waterloo's campus map which is an interactive tool that allows you to find buildings, as well as parking, transit, and places to eat. If you want to find out more about what's on campus, watch the video as Justine Salam, PhD candidate in Global Governance, tours the campus and highlights graduate student spaces and resources at the University of Waterloo.

City of Waterloo Tour

The University of Waterloo is located in Southern Ontario, in the city of Waterloo, 100 km west of Toronto. Our campus is home to state-of-the-art research and teaching labs, media labs, collaborative spaces, and some great coffee!