Welcome

First-Year Waterloo Orientation runs August 31 - September 7, 2019. 

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!

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87% of students attend orientation

line art of 3 gender neutral people6300+First-year students

both international and Canadian

line drawing of a megaphone speaker1600+Volunteers

Students, faculty, and staff contribute

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Learn more about International Orientation  

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Learn more about Graduate Student Orientation  

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Learn more about Orientation 

 

 

Orientation is a shared partnership between the Federation of Students (Feds), the Student Success Office (SSO), and the six faculties.

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  1. June 20, 2019Countdown to Campus Volume 2
    Countdown to Campus, Volume 2


    Self-care isn't selfish new Warriors! Understanding your health and wellness options at UWaterloo is an integral part of getting #UWready as you make plans for joining our community.

  2. June 14, 2019Countdown to Campus Volume 1
    countdown to campus

    The countdown to campus is on new Warriors! As the excitement builds leading up to your arrival, we wanted to share some tips on the best way to be #UWready and prepare for university.

  3. Apr. 23, 2019Arrange your travels and get involved this Spring

    There are just twelve more days until Spring Orientation 2019! Have you made your travel arrangements to campus? How about looked into ways to get involved on campus this Spring?

     

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  1. July 9, 2019International Live Chats
    Kealan, Limei and Shreena.

    We're hosting a series of three live chats in July specifically for new international students.

  2. July 17, 2019International Live Chats
    Kealan, Limei and Shreena.

    We're hosting a series of three live chats in July specifically for new international students.

  3. July 24, 2019Grad Live Chat
    Grad Live Chat.

    September is just around the corner and we bet you have a few questions about graduate life at Waterloo. On Wednesday, July 24, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EDT, you’ll have the chance to connect with current grad students via a live, online chat. This chat is your opportunity to ask questions, get to know your peers, and learn about important resources available to you at Waterloo. Register now to receive an email notification before the chat starts.

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