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

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Mathematics is an active faculty, with numerous conferences, lectures, and social events. 

Research seminars

Weekly summary of open research seminars for the Faculty.

On-campus opportunities

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

In the community…

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.

Find out more about living in Waterloo!