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You are invited to visit campus to see first hand what the University of Waterloo has to offer. Here are your visit and information options.

On- and Off-Campus Events Dates
Ontario Universities Fair – an opportunity to research Ontario universities, including Waterloo, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in Toronto. September 28-30, 2018
Fall Open House – an on-campus event for all future students.  View the full schedule of events and register online. November 3, 2018

High school visits – when a Waterloo representative visits high schools.

Fall and winter
Grade 10 Family Night – designed to help families begin preparations for university admissions. February 2019
March Break Open House – an open house for applicants and students with offers of admission. March 9, 2019
 
You @ Waterloo Day – an open house for admitted students. May 2019
Faculty of Mathematics tour All year
Campus tours All year
Virtual campus tour All year
City of Waterloo All year
Request or download brochures All year

Ontario Universities Fair

An opportunity to research Ontario universities, including UWaterloo!

The Ontario Universities Fair (OUF) is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). The OUF gives future students the opportunity to research all Ontario universities all under one roof.

Fall Open House

This is your chance to:

  • Learn about the Faculty of Mathematics and all its programs
  • Chat with professors and students who have already been there
  • Attend a sample first-year lecture
  • Learn about co-op
  • Get tips on how to prepare for a math contest
  • Take a campus tour and visit our residences

High school visits

Waterloo representatives visit high schools.

Waterloo representatives visit a large number of high schools each year. Their presentations include information about our programs of study, regular and co-op systems of study, admissions, scholarships, and life on campus. We encourage you to attend a session in or near your school. Find out when we'll be visiting your high school or area.

Grade 10 Family Night

Designed to help families begin preparations for university admissions.

This event is designed to help families get started preparing for university admission. You'll hear from the director of admission about requirements, the director of student awards about preparing a budget and financing a university education, and from students about how to successfully make the transition to university.

March Break Open House

Join us on March 9, 2019  to learn more about our faculty, programs, co-op and more. Registration is now open!

  • This information-packed day is designed to give further insight to what's next in the admissions process and to the program(s) you have applied to. You'll hear directly from program advisors and current students. 
  • Attend presentations about the programs you've applied to and learn about first-year courses, academic options in upper years, and jobs graduates have obtained after completing their program. Learn about the co-op process and from co-op students and their work-term experiences.
  • Meet academic advisors and professors who can answer your questions about the courses you'll be taking and your academic options.
  • Speak to current students about life on campus and how you can get involved as early as first year.
  • Visit the residences. Enjoy lunch on campus. See what life is like at Waterloo!

March Break Open House Schedule

  Details Location Time
Welcome booth Begin your day here: pick up your program schedule/map and swag. Students take you to your sessions. M3 Atrium 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Information fair Drop in between sessions to meet advisors and students from each of our math and computer science programs. Get your questions answered
about admissions, co-op, research opportunities, Math in Europe, student life, and careers after graduation.
M3 Atrium 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Math tours Student-led tours include classrooms, labs, study spaces, Comfy Lounge, and DC Library, and take 45 minutes. M3 Atrium 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Welcome and 2019 admissions updates for applicants Welcome to applicants and their families. Information provided about admissions, scholarships, and upcoming important dates. M3 1006

10 – 10:35 a.m.

1:15 – 1:50 p.m.

Application advice for
pre-grade 12 students
Discover where a degree in mathematics or computer science can take you. Learn about careers and best practices for pre-grade 12 students when it comes to admissions. MC 2065

10 – 10:35 a.m.

1:15 – 1:50 p.m.

Euclid Contest workshop – students only Work on contest-style math problems, get tips on how to improve your problem-solving skills. Prepare for the Euclid Contest in April 2019. M3 1006 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Interested in Math and Business programs?

  Details Location Time
Welcome and co-op presentations Welcome and Math/Business co-op information with presentations by students from each of the Math/Business programs and a Q & A. M3 3103

10:45 – 11:25 p.m.

2 – 2:40 p.m.

Everything from admissions to graduation: what to expect in first-year, academic options in upper years, students life, and careers after graduation

Meet your advisor: Math/Financial Analysis and Risk Management  MC 4021

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Everything from admissions to graduation: what to expect in first-year, academic options in upper years, students life, and careers after graduation  Meet your advisor: Laurier Business Administration and Waterloo Mathematics Double Degree MC 4059

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Everything from admissions to graduation: what to expect in first-year, academic options in upper years, students life, and careers after graduation  Meet your advisor: Math/Chartered Professional Accountancy MC 4061

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Everything from admissions to graduation: what to expect in first-year, academic options in upper years, students life, and careers after graduation  Meet your advisor: Math/Business Administration, with IT Management MC 4020

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

First-year Math/Business lecture (students only due to limited seating) Wondering what a class in business for math students might include? Join professor Surya Banerjee to learn more. M3 1006 12:30 – 1 p.m.

Math majors (available after first year)

  Details Location Time
Actuarial Science, Data Science, Statistics, and Biostatistics Learn about these traditional and innovative math majors: upper-year courses and options, research opportunities, getting involved, and careers after graduation. MC 2065

10:45 – 11:25 a.m.

2 – 2:40 p.m.

Actuarial Science, Data Science, Statistics, and Biostatistics Co-op the Waterloo way: information with presentations by students from the Actuarial Science, Data Science, and Statistics programs. MC 2065

11:30 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

2:45 – 3:20 p.m.

Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics and Optimization, Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Finance, Mathematical Optimization, Mathematical Physics, Pure Mathematics Learn about these traditional and innovative math majors: upper-year courses and options, research opportunities, getting involved, and careers after graduation. MC 2066

10:45 – 11:25 a.m.

2 – 2:40 p.m.

Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics and Optimization, Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Finance, Mathematical Optimization, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics/Teaching, Pure Mathematics Co-op the Waterloo way: information with presentations by students from each math major. MC 2066

11:30 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

2:45 – 3:20 p.m.

First-year Math lecture
(students only because of limited seating)
Experience a first-year math class MC 1006

2 – 2:45 p.m.

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

  Details Location Time
Computer Science: from
admissions to graduation
Learn about CS programs, including BCS-BBA Double Degree, Computing and Financial Management, and Data Science; what to
expect in first year, academic options and research opportunities in upper years, career possibilities, and student life.

DC 1351

DC 1350

10:45 – 11:25 a.m.

2 – 2:40 p.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

First-year Computer Science lecture (students only because of limited seating) Experience a first-year CS lecture, delivered by an outstanding CS professor.

DC 1350

DC 1351

10:45 – 11:25 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) Learn about the community of faculty, staff, and students supporting our female CS students and the events for women in Computer Science. DC 1304

1 – 1:45 p.m.

Computer Science co-op info and student panel Co-op the Waterloo Way and presentations by CS/CFM students about their co-op experiences. DC 1350 12:15 – 1 p.m.
Computing and Financial
Management drop-in
Meet CFM professors, managers, and students, and have your questions answered. DC 1301 1 – 3 p.m.

You @ Waterloo Day

An open house for admitted students and students with offers of admission.

  • You @ Waterloo Day is for students who have multiple offers of admission and remain undecided about which offer to take. It's also for students who have made up their minds but want a closer look at campus and the residences, and want to talk with program advisors and financial advisors. This event precedes the deadline for confirming your choice of university with the OUAC. 
  • Faculty of Mathematics tours, campus tours, and tours of the residences all are available.
  • Visit the Faculty of Mathematics information booth located in the Fed Hall. Meet your academic advisor and students in your program. Get any remaining questions you have answered.

Faculty of Mathematics tour

Faculty of Mathematics tours include classrooms, labs, study space, lounge areas, undergraduate office, tutorial centres, advising offices, and cafeterias, and are available Mondays through Saturdays at 1:30 pm. When you book your tour through the Visitor's Centre, mention that you would like to take the Math Faculty tour as well. A Math Faculty ambassador will meet you at the Visitors Centre at 1:30 and will have you back to the Visitors Centre by 2:30 pm. The ambassadors are able to answer most of your admissions, co-op, scholarship, contest, ELAS, and other academic questions. If they can't, they'll direct you to someone who can. Join us for this informative tour.

Campus tours

Monday to Saturday throughout the year.

  • Join us for a student-led campus tour offered weekly, from Monday to Saturday. Tours last approximately one hour. Residence tours may be added upon request.
  • Register for a tour or phone the Visitor's Centre 519-888-4567, ext. 33614 to make arrangements.

Take a virtual campus tour

If you can't visit in person, or if you'd like to check out our campus before your visit, take our Virtual Campus Tour.

Visit the City of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and world renowned IT industries in the City of Waterloo. Nearby are Waterloo Park, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and Uptown Waterloo, including grocery and specialty food stores, movie theatres, pubs, fabulous places to dine, and more. When you come to visit us on campus, be sure to set aside some time to check out our local amenities.

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