Student success and support

Academic integrity

To create and promote a culture of academic integrity, the behaviour of all members of the University of Waterloo is based on honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.

All members of the uWaterloo community are expected to hold to the highest standard of academic integrity in their studies, teaching, and research.

The Office of Academic Integrity’s website contains detailed information on the University's policy for students and faculty. This site explains why academic integrity (AI) is important and how students can avoid academic misconduct. It also identifies resources available on campus to help achieve academic integrity in and out of the classroom.

Student support

The university offers various student support services across campus to assist students in a variety of areas.

Service Description
Academic Advisors Academic advisors are available to assist with course planning and a variety of other needs
Student Mentorship Program

weCONNECTu is a mentoring program offered for students by students including workshops and review sessions. Students can also be matched with an upper-year mentor for one-on-one support and as a contact for questions.

Anti-racism resources Resources to help students, faculty, and staff develop a deeper understanding of anti-Black racism, racism toward Indigenous peoples, and people of colour, as well as tools for campus community members to engage in anti-racism work across campus.
Campus Wellness Campus Wellness supports students by providing professional primary medical care and mental health services using an inclusive, connected, and collaborative approach. 
Counselling Services Counselling Services in Needles Hall offers free confidential counseling (group and individual) and consultation for students, and workshops in a variety of areas from stress reduction to procrastination.
Study Skills Workshops The Student Success Office offers study skills workshops to help you improve your study habits and test preparation techniques.
Health Services Health Services provides services including the student medical clinic, occupational health, mental health, nutrition services, and health education including the Personal Best Program, which assist students with promoting and maintaining overall health and wellness.
Living-Learning Community The Living-Learning Community peer leaders (upper-year Recreation students) organize programs that will enhance your in-class learning and help you understand more about the Recreation field. The programs are open to all first-year Recreation students, not just those living in the residence community.
Tutoring in residence The living learning program offers tutoring in residence for a variety of courses on a weekly basis.
AccessAbility Services AccessAbility Services promotes access to programs, services, and facilities for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors with permanent or temporary disabilities. The office provides information to students, academic accommodations, and various support services.
Career Services The Centre for Career Development offers services including various resources, workshops, events and individual appointments for students. Appointments can be made for the following: résumé and cover letter critique, career exploration and decision making including job search advice, mock interviews for jobs and professional school, and assistance with grad/professional school process and review.
Bookable Work Space

Undergraduate students can reserve up to two hours in the Department work rooms

Student Success Office

From success coaching to a writing centre, the University of Waterloo's Student Success Office offers various initiatives and programs to promote continued student success and an improved overall student experience.

You can find them on the second floor of South Campus Hall, and drop by or contact the Student Success Office with any comments or questions.