Welcome to Waterloo

We're excited that you've chosen to become a student in the Faculty of Mathematics at Waterloo. We're working hard behind the scenes to finalize plans for September 2023 and we'll note any important updates here.

Academic Advising Orientation

Links to the "Academic Advising Orientation 2023" presentations will be provided here once they have occurred at Orientation in Fall 2023!

Some advice for our newest mathies

Remote video URL

Fall 2023 Course Selection Webinar

Thank you to everyone who attended our Fall 2023 course selection webinars!

Click here to watch the recording. 

Countdown to Waterloo

Please review this timeline of deadlines and important dates. Please note that dates/deadlines are subject to change.

  1. 2023
    1. Jun
      1. Accept your offer by June 1

        June 1, 2023, is the last day to accept your offer and begin studies in Fall (September) 2023.

      2. Submit your application for Campus Housing by June 1

        Submit the First-Year Guarantee Residence application and non-refundable deposit by June 1, 2023, at 11.59 pm EDT. All students who submit this application along the deposit by the June 1st deadline are guaranteed a spot in residence in first year. The application is the first step in the housing application process for the University of Waterloo.

        There are opportunities for Math students to participate in Living-Learning Communities (LLC): 

      3. Attend a course selection Webinar on June 19 or 20

        Attend a course selection Webinar to answer some of your pressing questions. Two webinars will take place, with the first on Monday, June 19, and the second Tuesday, June 20. You should only attend one Webinar as the content will be the same for each session. An email with a registration link will be sent in early June to all students who have accepted their offers to Math for Fall 2023. 

      4. Fall 2023 course selection begins on June 21

        From 9 a.m. EDT on June 21, 2023, until 4:30 p.m. EDT on June 28, 2023, you will need to select your courses for Fall 2023 and choose which co-op sequence you wish to have (if applicable). Choosing your co-op sequence is first-come-first-served but course selection is not (you just need to complete it by the deadline!)

      5. Fall 2023 course selection ends on June 28

        Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 4.30 pm EDT is the deadline for the course and co-op sequence selection for Fall 2023.

        If you miss this deadline, then you will be able to add courses yourself during the drop/add period from July 20 to September 19, 2023. It may be quite difficult to find classes with space so please be mindful of these deadlines.

    2. Jul
      1. Drop/Add period begins July 26

        You can make changes to your schedule and electives in Quest during your appointment time between July 20 to July 25. Your appointment time is when adding/swapping/dropping courses can be done in Quest. For example, if your appointment time is 9 am on July 24 then you will be blocked from any enrolment activity in Quest until that time. If you miss your appointment time, do not worry as courses can be added, including swapping to a different section of the same course, until 11.59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

    3. Aug
      1. Be 'Fees Arranged' by August 23

        You need to be 'fees arranged' for your Fall 2023 tuition fees by August 23, 2023. Late fees will begin on August 24, 2023. If you have questions about your tuition fees then contact the Student Centre at askthecentre@uwaterloo.ca

    4. Sep
      1. Happy first day of classes!

        Wednesday, September 6, 2023, is the first day of class for Fall 2023.

      2. Last day to add classes or swap sections is September 19

        Tuesday, September 19, 2023, is the last day for all students to add classes to their schedule and/or swap to a different section of the same class. 

      3. Last day to drop classes with 100% tuition refund is September 26

        Tuesday, September 26, 2023, is the last day to drop classes and receive a 100% tuition refund. Beginning on September 27, 2023, you will receive a WD on your transcript and a 50% refund for the course. You can find other important dates on the Registrar's Office webpage

Below, you will find links to specific information for these students:

If you have any questions about the information on this web page or about your studies at Waterloo: