The spring 2022 term is beginning in a couple of weeks! Below you will find some action items and information to get you ready for the term.
In this communication:
- Important dates
- Checklist of action items
- In-person classroom expectations
- Information about how to access your online courses
- Link to student resources
A few key dates to know:
- April 25 - Tuition and fees due
- May 2 - Classes begin
- May 13 - Last day to add a class
- July 26 - Last day of classes
- July 27-28 - Pre-exam study days
- July 29-August 13 - Final Exam Period
Getting ready checklist
To do now
- Complete your payment in full or your Promissory Note on Quest by April 25; your spring 2022 fee bill is available in Quest.
- Log in to W Store's MyBookLook to view your personalized list of textbooks and course materials required for your courses. Order now and select free pick up from South Campus Hall or ship directly to your door.
- Review and update your personal information in Quest (i.e., address, phone number, emergency contacts) to allow the University to support your academics.
- Verify your legal name is correctly spelled/punctuated/formatted in Quest and update it if applicable.
- Log in to WatIAM to enter an external password recovery email address so you don't get locked out of your University accounts.
To do in May
- Finalize and confirm your class schedule in Quest. You have until May 13 to add or swap classes.
- Tip: Confirm which learning format your class will be delivered in. Check out this video to learn more.
- Did you make changes to your schedule? Review your tuition and fee bill to see if those changes had any impacts on your bill.
- If you have not picked up your WatCard (student identification card) yet, apply online and pick it up in The Centre (first floor, Needles Hall) when you are back on campus.
Registered for an in-person course?
Here's what to expect in learning environments (classrooms, labs):
- Face coverings must be worn in accordance with Waterloo's face covering requirement.
- No food is allowed to be consumed in learning environments. Beverages are allowed if a straw is used or if the mask is lowered only for a brief period.
Accessing your online classes
Registered for an online course?
- Reliable internet access will be required.
- Tools such as a webcam may be used in your course.
- If your instructor is using LEARN (the web-based learning management system):
- Before classes start, check your technology to ensure you can successfully participate in online classes - see LEARN's system, software, and internet requirements.
- Find technical support on the LEARN help website or send an email to email@example.com.
- Log in to LEARN on or after May 2 to see your courses which will be using this platform.
- If instructors are using other platforms, you can expect:
- An email from your instructor, no later than Friday, May 6, to your @uwaterloo.ca email address.
- After May 6, if you still haven't heard from your instructor, reach out to them via email.
- Have an online class while on campus? You can use available computer labs, libraries, open study spaces, and empty classrooms.
Explore your student resources
Your UWaterloo life is just one click away. Bookmark this page to reference throughout the term:
- Find your Waterloo community and get involved.
- Prioritize your physical and mental health.
- Explore tips for research and academic success.
- Develop skills and gain experience to prepare for the future workforce.