University COVID-19 update

The University of Waterloo is constantly updating our most Frequently Asked Questions.

Questions about buildings and services? Visit the list of Modified Services.

Please note: The University of Waterloo is closed for all events until further notice.

Student life

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. You can also view Math's weekly summary of open research seminars.


Campus tour

The University of Waterloo has over 30 senate-approved research centres and institutes across all six faculties. Our campus is home to state-of-the-art research and teaching labs, media labs, collaborative spaces, and some great coffee!

Waterloo's campus map is an interactive tool that allows you to find buildings, as well as parking, transit, and places to eat. Want to find out more about what's on campus? Join us for a campus tour with Justine Salam, PhD candidate in Global Governance. Justine tours the campus and highlights graduate student spaces and resources at the University of Waterloo.

On-campus opportunities

There are a lot of on-campus opportunities to connect with others. These links will get you started!


Region of Waterloo tour

The University of Waterloo is located in the City of Waterloo, a twin city with the City of Kitchener. The area is often referred to as Kitchener-Waterloo (KW). A safe, clean, and vibrant community, the twin cities feature two universities, a community college, dynamic shopping, eclectic restaurants, cultural venues, diverse cinemas, and beautiful parks. You can visit unique microbreweries, affordable golf courses, and sample traditional cuisine from around the world. The nearby local farmers′ markets are great places to visit as are interesting neighbouring towns such as Stratford, St. Jacob′s, Elora, and Fergus.

The twin-cities host events year-round including North America's largest Oktoberfest, Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival and the Chriskindl Market. Cultural activities include the KW-Symphony, Centre in the Square theatre, comedy and musical productions and kids events. For more information about regional activities and events, check out Explore Waterloo Region.

Waterloo′s central location and close proximity to Toronto mean you can take in major theatre, entertainment and sporting events, including Raptors basketball, Maple Leafs hockey, and Blue Jays baseball.

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