Experience a day-in-the-life of a Math or Computer Science student
Are you a senior high school student who is interested in one or more of the Faculty of Mathematics programs of study?
Have you already visited campus but now want to learn more about life as an undergraduate?
Or do you simply want to experience campus as a student to help you decide if Waterloo is for you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are a great candidate for our Shadow Program.
STEPS TO PARTICIPATING IN THE SHADOW PROGRAM
- REGISTER - Complete the registration form and select a date to come to campus. Note: we need 2 weeks notice, so plan ahead.
- YOU'LL BE MATCHED - Within one week of registering, we'll match you with a first-year student who is majoring in Computer Science or Mathematics.
- YOU'LL BE CONTACTED - Your student match, aka your Shadow Host, will contact you directly to confirm the date you'll come to campus; where you two will meet when you arrive on campus (and when you plan to depart from campus;) what your day on campus will include - classes and activities, what you'll be doing for lunch; and what to bring with you.
- SPEND A DAY ON CAMPUS - You'll spend the arranged day on campus shadowing your first-year host.
- SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK - After your day on campus, you'll receive an email asking for feedback about your experience, what you liked and didn't like - all comments are welcome.
To get started, fill in the Math Faculty Shadow Program Registration Form.
The Shadow Day Program is geared to students in Grades 11 and 12. Exceptions will be made for students in earlier grades who are working ahead in their math classes.
Friends may request to shadow the same first-year student (limit of 2 shadows per host.)
Parents, though Shadow days are for students only, you are important to us too. You're welcome to drop off your son/daughter and then spend the day elsewhere on campus visiting various buildings and sites, such as our libraries and museums. An alternative is to visit Waterloo Region: we'll give you a local map with directions to sites of interest such as Uptown Waterloo, St. Jacobs, Elora, museums, shopping malls, great restaurants, etc.
Questions and comments are welcome. Please contact Michael Blair, Shadow Program Coordinator, Faculty of Mathematics.
Print a copy of the Shadow Program poster (PDF).