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.

September start

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.

January / May start 

In January and May, we welcome graduate, international, 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 January and May start will be available in September.