First-year students

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You are at the beginning of an exciting and challenging journey that will lead you through four or five years of intense study and work to a prestigious University of Waterloo degree.

Your success over the course of your university education depends in large part on how well you manage your first year. In addition to having to carefully manage your time and your coursework, you will also need to make wise, informed choices when confronted with the challenges that our plans and regulations demand.

Our aim is to provide you with a site that will be a useful resource to you in this important first year. In addition to links to information that every student in the Faculty of Mathematics should know about, you will find answers to frequently asked questions from first-year students.

If you have questions and cannot find their answers on our FAQ page, or if you simply wish to speak to an advisor:

Good luck in your first year!