Fall & Winter Hours:
Our campus building is open and accessible to students Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, September - May.
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.
- Large media lab with 18 iMac computers with Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Creative Cloud
- 1 Audio Lab with Universal Apollo Audio interface, Avid Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live and other DAWs.
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.
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 (Canon T5i, T6i, 60D, 70D Sony A6500 and A7iii), mirrorless and full-frame cameras, GoPro Cameras, tripods, lenses, flashes, lighting kits & diffusers, audio recording kits, microphones, iPads, iPod touches, tablets, chargers, headphones.
The Stratford School campus provides project rooms and meeting spaces to support collaborative and creative engagement among our students.
- 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
- Disputes and complaints should be referred to staff at Media Services (Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)
Photocopying and Printing
New Media Services 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.
A photocopier/printer is available on the 2nd floor, room 2036 for student use. A WatCard is required to access the machine. Instructions and prices are posted in the room.
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 go to http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/ to reserve your library resources. When you place your hold/recall, be sure to select the Stratford Campus 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 the Library Survival Guide.
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.
For your convenience, there are microwaves and sinks on each floor. Please clean up after use.
Transportation to Main Campus
We have free shuttles on Wednesdays and Sundays that are open to any students. No sign-up is required. However, it operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Departures/Arrivals are in front of the Stratford School and Hagey Hall Bus layover.
Depart Stratford School 5:15 p.m. - Arrival UW Campus 6 p.m.
Departure UW Campus 11 p.m. - Arrival Stratford Campus 11:45 p.m.
Depart Stratford School 11 a.m. - Arrival UW Campus 11:45 a.m.
Departure UW Campus 7 p.m. - Arrival Stratford Campus 7:45 p.m.
*The schedule is subject to change.
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.
Notice of MDEI class cancellations will be posted on the University of Waterloo Stratford School homepage, normally by 12:00 PM, remaining in effect until 7:00 AM, or later the next day.
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