Orientation is your official welcome to the University of Waterloo. During Orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • connect with your future classmates,
  • get familiar with campus,
  • experience your unique faculty community, and
  • learn about what UWaterloo has to offer.

As a Waterloo Warrior, you’re joining a network of current students, alumni, professors, and staff at Canada’s most innovative university. We have activities planned to help you feel right at home! 

Grad students standing outside and talking in the winter.

Learn more about Graduate Student Orientation

international students playing hand gesture game of rock, paper, scissors

Learn more about Exchange and Transfer Orientation 

Students enjoying Orientation activities

Learn more about Waterloo Orientation


Fall Orientation is a shared partnership between the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA, formerly Feds), the Student Success Office (SSO), and the six faculties.

WUSA (Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association)

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  1. Nov. 26, 2019Registration is now open for Winter Orientation 2020

    Winter Orientation takes place on Sunday, January 5 and Friday, January 10, 2020.

    Students beginning their first term at Waterloo are encouraged to participate in Winter Orientation. For more information about Winter Orientation, read through our frequently asked questions and review the schedule for January 2020.

  2. Oct. 29, 2019Winter Orientation is Sunday, January 5 and Friday, January 10.

    Winter Orientation is Saturday, January 5 and Friday, January 10. Classes begin on Monday, January 6, 2019.

  3. Sep. 13, 2019Countdown to Campus Volume 13
    Black and Gold Day 2019

    Thank you for attending Orientation, Warriors! We hope you had a good time, made new friends, and your transition to campus was comfortable and memorable. Although the Orientation events are done, here are some helpful resources for you to use during the school year.

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