Despite the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many opportunities for you to experience campus life and community beyond the classroom.  

“Making the most of your time at university really means developing relationships and growing who you are as a person — these are the things that lead to success in life and what a great university experience is all about,” says Chris Read, associate provost, Students. “Find your community, ask questions and enjoy the experience.” 

Your UWaterloo life is just one click away, meaning you can find all your resources and supports for a successful term in one place. Bookmark the page now or start exploring what Waterloo has to offer below. 

COVID FAQs and campus check-in 

  • Once your device connects to the Eduroam Wi-Fi network, you will automatically receive an email with a link to complete COVID-19 screening. Be sure to complete it every day that you’ll be on campus.  

  • Visit the to access the latest COVID-19 updates and frequently asked questions. 

Navigating campus 

  • Download the Portal app. It’s designed exclusively for Waterloo students to keep them informed of campus services, events, and news and to provide tailored academic information in one convenient platform. The interactive map will help you navigate to class or find a quiet place to study.  

Academic success 

  • If you’re a new graduate student, continue to connect with your peers through Waterloo Grad Ready until March. Log in to your LEARN account to access live chats with your discipline specialists, message boards and review important content that will set you up for success. 

  • Develop the strategies you need to study smarter, not harder. Discover the Student Success Office’s learning resources. 

  • For some extra support, book a Peer Success Coaching appointment to develop a plan for academic success.  

  • Writing a paper? Designing a portfolio? Giving a presentation? The Writing and Communication Centre can help you work through all stages of the communication process. 

  • Review the guide for graduate research and supervision to understand the roles and responsibilities of those who contribute to a graduate education. 

  • Explore the Library’s resources for undergraduate and graduate students. 

  • Order your course materials and stock up on school supplies with the W Store. 

Physical and mental health 

Student experience 

  • Join a student club or association and participate in a variety of events across campus. There are lots of opportunities for both our undergraduate and graduate students to find your community. 

  • Grab a bite to eat on campus. Choose from a wide variety of flavours to satisfy any craving. 

  • It’s never too early to embrace your leadership potential. Student Leadership Program workshops will be offered online for the fall 2021 term. 

Co-op and career 

  • Develop skills and gain experience to prepare for the future workforce. Review WaterlooWorks job boards or identify your skills through EDGE.  

  • Graduate students can register to participate in the Professional Skills Foundations program to develop skills in career preparation, communications, leadership and personal effectiveness. 

Important dates and documents 

These are just the beginning, Warriors! Keep exploring your UWaterloo life student resources, just one click away.