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First-year students

Winter Orientation is Saturday, January 5 and Friday, January 11.

Students walking outside by the library in winter Join us for Winter Orientation if you are:

  • a Canadian first-year student, or
  • an international first-year student (you have a study permit, or attended high school internationally, or are new to Canadian culture, or are developing your English language skills); and
  • you are starting your first term at Waterloo in January 2019.

Read through our frequently asked questions to learn more about Winter Orientation. Contact us if you have any questions. 

Free airport pick-up for international students:

On certain days in early January, we provide a free airport pick-up service from Pearson International for new incoming students as well as their spouses and dependents.