What’s it like to come to Waterloo?

Online Activity - Currently closed

Why is the University of Waterloo providing this activity? 

The Student Success Office, in partnership with researchers from Waterloo and other universities, conducted a study to learn more about students' experiences in their transition to university. The online activity is developed by the College Transition Collaborative. We've already collected data from a group of upper-year students at Waterloo. We want to share some of these stories with you through this online activity. We're also interested in the experiences and attitudes of incoming Waterloo students - you and your future classmates. Your submissions may be used to help improve the transition to university for future students.

Why is this activity closed?

The collection period for this social belonging study and online activity has ended. There will be a follow-up survey sent to participants via email in Spring 2018.

Who is this activity for? 

An online activity for new, incoming students starting at Waterloo in Fall 2017.

How long does it take?

It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. We encourage participants to take the time to do the activity in one session, without distractions. 


The activity and survey closed on Sunday, September 17, 2017. 

Who can I contact? 

If you have questions about the online activity, please contact Christopher Lok (cblok@uwaterloo.ca).

Why should I participate? 

We have collected stories from upper-year students and want to share them with you to help with your expectations for academic and social aspects of Waterloo. We're also interested in hearing your experiences in order to help future students.