Building hours

Effective May 1, 2022 the Stratford School campus will be open by appointment only on the following Schedule.

Day Open Close
Monday 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Saturday closed closed
Sunday closed closed

The School will be closed on all statutory holidays.

Media Labs

As a student have access to the following labs at the Stratford School campus. The labs are open during the same hours that the building is open. See the posted lab schedule for availability.

  • 1 Audio Lab with Universal Apollo Audio interface, Adobe Audition, and other Digital Audio Workstations.

Apple MacBook Pro computers can be signed out for student use from Media Services, with Digital Design Software preloaded on it.

Main Campus
On main campus, in East Campus Hall (ECH 1205) students have access to a digital media lab equipped with iMac workstations featuring Digital Design software. The lab is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM - see lab schedule for open availability.

Media Services

The Stratford School Media Services office maintains a variety of equipment that is available to loan to students, faculty, and staff.

We have a variety of digital SLR cameras, mirrorless and full-frame cameras (Canon T6i, 90D, 70D, and Sony A6500 and A7iii), GoPro Cameras, tripods, lenses, flashes, lighting kits & diffusers, audio recording kits, microphones, iPads, iPod touches, tablets, chargers, headphones, and more.

To borrow any equipment you must complete the Equipment Loan Agreement.

Media Services hours for the summer term are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of pick-up. Reserve items for pick-up.

Project Rooms

The Stratford School campus provides project rooms and meeting spaces to support collaborative and creative engagement among our students.

You may book a project room through WebCheckout using your Waterloo Identity and Access Management (WatIAM) account. You may also use other student spaces on campus.


  • 3 hours maximum per booking
  • 21 hours within the current 7 day period (including today)
  • Rooms can be reserved up to 48 hours in advance


  • Rooms must be left in good condition
  • Do not leave personal belongings unattended
  • No-show rule: after 15 minutes the room will be available to others.
  • Room must be vacated upon the conclusion of your reservation.
  • A minimum of 2 persons must be present in the room for a valid reservation, individual reservations will be null and void.
    • Individuals may use collaboration spaces or drop-in rooms

Photocopying and Printing

Stratford School Campus

A photocopier/printer is available on the 1st floor (DMS 1816) for student use. A physical WatCard is required to use the machine. Instructions and prices are posted in the room.

Main Campus
W Store offers a variety of printing options around campus.

The 3D Print Centre at the University of Waterloo provides low-cost, high-quality rapid prototyping and end-use parts to students, staff and faculty, with a focus on undergraduate students and teams.

Stratford School Library Services

The Stratford School campus offers UW Library circulation services. Students, staff, faculty and alumni can place holds and recalls on resources housed in the UW Libraries as well as the members of TUG (University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University).

Please visit to reserve your library resources. When you place your hold/recall, be sure to select Stratford as your pick-up location.

You will then be notified when your resource is available at the Stratford School campus. When you are done, bring it back to the Stratford School campus, and we will ship it back!

Pick-up and drop-off of library books and reserves are available during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

For more information, please refer to Library Services.


Lockers are available on each floor, and are free for you to use at any time - the Stratford School will provide you with a lock. Note that locks must be removed at the end of the academic year.

Kitchen Facilities

For your convenience, there are microwaves and sinks on each floor. Please clean up after use.

Campus Closures

The University of Waterloo will "close" because of severe weather when regular operation would pose a significant danger to students, staff and faculty, or would prevent large numbers of them from coming to campus or returning safely to their homes. Such a decision will be made by the Provost in consultation with as many of the following as can be reached: the Director of Police & Parking Services, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Director of Custodial & Grounds Services.

If the University of Waterloo main campus is closed, the Stratford School campus is closed automatically. A decision to "close a satellite campus activity" outside the K-W area is to be taken by the University of Waterloo administrator responsible for the facility, taking into account local conditions in that area, the principles articulated in this document and the need to notify those affected by the "closure."

Notice of a campus closing will be posted on the university website homepage, normally by 7:00 AM, remaining in effect until 7:00 AM, or later the next day.