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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.

Learn more about Spring and Fall Orientation.


Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@UWOrientation), Facebook, Snapchat (@UofWaterloo), and Instagram (@UWaterlooLife) for Orientation updates and a look at life at Waterloo.

  1. Feb. 26, 2018Spring Orientation is Monday, April 30 to Friday, May 4.

    Spring Orientation is Monday, April 30 to Friday, May 4. Classes begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

  2. Feb. 26, 2018Fall Orientation 2018 Dates Announced

    The countdown is on to Fall Orientation. Whether you're a first-year student getting ready to begin your university career or a graduate student looking for information about campus, we have programming for you. Explore our event schedule to learn more. 

  3. Sep. 27, 2017Fall Orientation 2017 by the numbersOrientation 2017 by the numbers infographic

    Orientation is a key part of our comprehensive approach to new student transition along with Faculty 101 Days and other ongoing programs and supports.

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  1. Apr. 30 to May 4, 2018Spring Orientation

    This program is for all incoming students (first yearexchange/study abroadtransfer and graduate students). 

  2. May 22, 2018Admitted Student Reception - Vancouver

    Students from British Columbia are invited to our Admitted Student Reception to find out how to get ready for their first term at Waterloo. This event will cover students' most frequently asked questions, including health insurance options, residence life, wellness and more. 

  3. May 24, 2018Admitted Student Reception - Calgary

    Students from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are invited to our Admitted Student Reception to find out how to get ready for their first term at Waterloo. This event will cover students' most frequently asked questions, including health insurance options, residence life, wellness and more. 

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