Whether you’re new to campus or returning after some time away, we want to ensure you have access to what you need for a successful Fall Term.

As a new undergraduate student, you can participate in virtual Orientation from August 30 to September 3. Take advantage — this is your chance to connect with other first-year students with events like speed friending or our virtual scavenger hunt, plus so much more. Our Orientation leaders are eager to show you our unique traditions and make you feel at home in our Warrior community. Registration for Orientation remains open throughout the week.

Are you a new incoming graduate student? Continue to connect with your peers through Waterloo Grad Ready until November. Log in to your LEARN account to access live sessions, message boards and review important content that will set you up for success.

“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.”

Some of you may be joining us in person this fall, while others may continue their studies virtually. No matter where you are, your UWaterloo community is here to support your every step. A variety of resources have been compiled into one convenient space — start exploring.

Proof of vaccination and campus check-in

Academic 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.
  • Enhance your degree with the Globe Experience Certificate (GEC). Position yourself as a future leader with a competitive advantage.
  • Build your entrepreneurial skills and get advice from experienced coaches. Explore all of our campus innovation partners.

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 tip of the iceberg Warriors, keep exploring your UWaterloo life student resources, just one click away.