Welcome new Waterloo Warriors
Join us in making memories at Fall 2019 Orientation
Join us in making memories at Fall 2019 OrientationBy Katherine Bradshaw and Lisa Brackenridge Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association and Student Success Office
Orientation is your official welcome to the University of Waterloo — and we can’t wait to meet you.
When you look back on your university experience, orientation will be among the highlights you’re most likely to remember. This year, the memory-making will begin on Thursday, August 29.
“Joining a post-secondary institution is a huge moment in a young person’s life. We know the struggle of living away from home, making new friends, starting a degree, and trying to find a new community,” shares Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) Vice President Student Life, Amanda Fitzpatrick. “We hope that through orientation, students make meaningful memories, meet new connections, understand the resources available to them and feel supported in pursuing their goals.”
Here are some key Orientation dates:
Orientation includes a variety of activities, from the exciting Warrior Welcome event in the PAC to quieter, small group activities. You can choose your own adventure throughout the week including:
The schedule for Fall 2019 Orientation is available on the Orientation website.
To keep you energized and excited to start at Waterloo, check out our #UWready Spotify playlist. It features Orientation favourites and current hits to help you get into that back-to-school groove.
Finally, expect to hear the “Water! Water! Water! Loo!Loo!Loo!” chant throughout the week.
Orientation at Waterloo is a team effort, made possible through a shared partnership between the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA), the Graduate Student Association (GSA), the Student Success Office (SSO) and all six faculties.