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!
Learn more about Graduate Student Orientation
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.
- Nov. 26, 2019
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.
- Oct. 29, 2019
Winter Orientation is Saturday, January 5 and Friday, January 10. Classes begin on Monday, January 6, 2019.
- Sep. 13, 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.