AHSEF: Applied Health Sciences Endowment Fund
AHSUM: is an acronym for "Applied Health Sciences Undergraduate Members" – a student society that organizes activities and provides services for students in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.
AL: Arts Lecture Hall
ASU: Waterloo's "Arts Student Union" organizes activities and offers a number of services for students in tprohe Faculty of Arts.
B1: Biology 1
B2: Biology 2
Big Banana: The official Faculty of Environment mascot is the Big Banana. To explain how this mascot came to be one will have to go back many years. Many years ago during an epic scavenger hunt, a group of students found this awesome banana suit in a dumpster and brought it back to their team to see if they could get points for it. Everyone on the team loved it so much that they decided to make it the Environment mascot from then on. It should be noted that the banana suit had been attempted to be cleaned, but it broke the washer and dryer, and was therefore never washed since. The original banana suit was officially retired last year and will be hung up in our Environment Coffeeshop.
BMH: B.C. Matthews Hall or Burt Matthews Hall
BMH Green: The grassy area outside of BMH
Boar Tribe: Boar Tribe is a group of students dedicated to protecting Porcellino during Orientation, along with doing everything in their power to make Arts Orientation as enjoyable as possible for all incoming students. The members of Boar Tribe are responsible for helping set up, take down, and run events during Orientation. They are also responsible for working as security and acting as an "Ask Me" booth throughout Orientation.
C2: Chemistry 2
C&D: Coffee & Donut shop
Campus Wellness: Campus Wellness is here to help all students at the University of Waterloo. They operate Health Services and Counselling Services, which provide primary medical care and mental health services, respectively.
CCA: The Centre for Career Action helps students develop their professional skills and achieve their career goals through a variety of programs.
CECA: Co-operative Education & Career Action works with both students and employers during the co-op process and offers a variety of programs to help students develop their professional skills.
CIF: The Columbia Icefield is a newly expanded athletic facility with an ice rink, gym, racquetball court, and varsity therapy centre.
CGUC/CGC: Conrad Grebel University College
Counselling Services: Counselling Services is a part of Campus Wellness. Counselling Services is a team of professionals that provides programming and services to help students lead a healthy and balanced life.
CPH: Carl A. Pollock Hall
E2: Engineering 2
E3: Engineering 3
E5: Engineering 5
Egg Fountain: the fountain outside of MC
EIT or CEIT: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology
EngSoc: The Engineering Society organizes activities and provides services for students in the Faculty of Engineering.
EOT: End of Term
ESS: The Environment Students Society organizes activities and provides services for students in the Faculty of Environment.
EV1: Environment 1
EV2: Environment 3
EV3: Environment 3
ESC: Earth Sciences & Chemistry
King Warrior: Waterloo's athletics mascot is a lion named King Warrior
LEARN: LEARN is Waterloo's online learning management system. Course instructors use LEARN to post things such as course notes, PowerPoint slides, and deadlines for assignments. Students use LEARN to access course notes, submit assignments, and check grades. For more information on LEARN, be sure to watch this video.
LHI: Lyle Hallman Institute for Health Promotion
The Lounge: The AHS undergrad student space located inside BMH
OPT: Optometry Building
PD: Professional Development
Plaza: Refers to the University of Waterloo Plaza
POETS: A lounge to hang out, catch a flick, or play some foosball.
Portal: The student portal is a mobile-friendly information tool for current students that pulls in the UWaterloo information students need, just when you need it.
RCH: J.R. Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall
REV: Ron Eydt Village
Rock Garden: The Peter Russell Rock Garden is located between the Biology and Mathematics & Computer buildings on the University campus. It contains more than 25 specimens of Ontario rocks.
RSA: Recreation Student Association
Science Link: the bridge between Earth Sciences & Chemistry and Biology
SciSoc: The "Science Society" organizes activities and provides services for students in the Faculty of Science.
SCH: The South Campus Hall houses the Book Store, Waterloo Store, Student Success Office, and Visitor's Centre. The upper level houses the Student Success Office, Writing Centre, Laurel Room and Festival Room.
SLC: Student Life Centre, the "living room" of the University, the Student Life Centre is the best place to hang out between classes, read the paper, get the latest about clubs and events, or grab a bite to eat. It’s also the place you’ll find the Turnkey desk as well as the offices of the Federation of Students and the Imprint.
SLC MPR: The SLC's Multi-Purpose Room is headquarters during Orientation, and is used for many other events throughout the year,
SOPhS: Society of Pharmacy Students
SSO: The Student Success Office, located on the upper level of South Campus Hall, offers a number of resources to help students succeed. Resources include workshops, success coaching, the Peer Mentorship Program, international advisors, and much more.
SJU or STJ: St. Jerome's University
Tatham Centre: The William M. Tatham Centre for Co-operative Education & Career Action is the home of CECA, CCA, and also hosts co-op interviews.
Turnkey: Need an answer? Just ask the staff at the Turnkey Desk located in the Student Life Centre. They know just about everything there is to know about what's going on around campus and in the community, and they’re open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
V1: Village 1
V1 Green: Village 1 Green, the grassy area outside of V1