You @ Waterloo Day welcomed future scientists

Monday, May 25, 2015

Science volunteers at info booth.Lab-coat-wearing tour guides, clusters of “science blue” balloons, and Ideas Start Here ® cookies welcomed future Science students and their families to campus this past Saturday.

The annual You@Waterloo Day event brought in a record 6,000-plus visitors; among them, future Science students who were eager to find ways to picture themselves here.

It was great to see so many future students getting to know the campus and our faculty,” said third year Biology student, Lorien Shakib, while volunteering at the Science booth. “I remember when I was deciding where to accept my offer – such an exciting and key moment in my life that I’ll never forget. Answering visitors’ questions today was a cool way to re-live that experience and to hopefully help students choose the place that’s right for them.”

Science student carrying You @ Waterloo Day poster.

Invited for a day of campus-wide and faculty-specific information and activities, visitors toured residences and faculty facilities, spoke with future students and teachers, and sampled various aspects of what Waterloo has to offer. 

Parents could be seen donning “I’m so proud” stickers that were handed out by volunteers. Admitted students similarly wore “I’m In” stickers, a testament to their shared pride and a beacon symbolizing the beginning of their Waterloo journeys.

A big thank you to all the students and families who came to visit! The Faculty of Science looks forward to another amazing year to come. 
For admitted students, here are some next steps: 
  • See a detailed list of next steps that include attending Science 101.
  • Those not able to attend can view 360° pictures to see inside residence rooms and other campus facilities.
  • Remaining questions can be directed to Diana Kim, Science Recruitment Coordinator.