About Orientation

Orientation is your official welcome to the University of Waterloo and depending on your start date of September, January, or May, programming will be offered to make sure you feel at home here.

January / May start - Winter/Spring Orientation

In January and May, we welcome Canadian and International graduate, transfer and exchange students to campus. Programming extends over two days; the first day includes sessions to welcome you to campus and familiarize yourself with services that are available to you, and the second day gives you an opportunity to connect and network with your peers. Schedule information for Winter (January) and Spring (May) Orientation will be available closer to the date.

September start - Orientation

We welcome 6,500+ new students during our Fall Orientation and offer activities for all of the students that join us as new Warriors in September.