Fall Orientation begins on your move-in day - Sunday, September 2 or Monday, September 3 - and runs to Saturday, September 8. Students living off-campus start Orientation on Monday, September 3. Classes begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

​View your personalized Orientation schedule by logging into the Portal Orientation widget. Staff, faculty, and Orientation volunteers can view all schedules in Open Portal

Orientation is your official welcome to campus. During Orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with peers, get to know the City of Waterloo and see the best that your faculty and UWaterloo have to offer.

As a Waterloo Warrior, you’re joining a community of current students, alumni, professors and staff at Canada’s most innovative university, and we have events and programs to help you feel right at home.

  1. Aug. 31, 2018Fall Orientation: Welcoming our newest WarriorsStudents checking-in at Waterloo Orientation.

    A message from the Student Success Office

    Fall brings a special sense of excitement to campus as more than 9,000 incoming students get to know their new home at the University of Waterloo. A key piece of this time of discovery is Orientation, which starts today with International Orientation and continues through to Saturday, September 8.

  2. Aug. 27, 2018Everything you need to know for Waterloo OrientationA student has her face painted black and gold during Waterloo Orientation.

    We're so excited for you to join us at Waterloo Orientation from September 2–8!

  3. July 25, 2018International Student Reception resources are available for reviewStudents chatting at an International Student Reception.

    Review the International Student Reception presentation as you prepare to come to Waterloo.

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