We're here to help you succeed

We believe success looks different to everyone and there isn’t one right answer. We're here to help you find your way. 

The Student Success Offices provides academic and personal development services, resources for international students, as well as study abroad and exchange support. We work closely with campus partners to create a vibrant experience for students from their first days at Waterloo, right to convocation. 

  1. Dec. 20, 2017Scam Alert - Scam targeting international students

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released a scam notice reporting that international students have been recently receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be IRCC employees. The caller tells the student that to avoid arrest and deportation, they must obtain an immigration lawyer. In some cases, students have transferred large sums of money under the false belief that they are obtaining an immigration lawyer. As far as we know Waterloo students have not been targeted but, we encourage students to be aware.

  2. Dec. 13, 2017Holiday campus closure

    The University will be closed for the holiday break. Campus police will start locking doors at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 22 and will reopen them for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 2, 2018. Classes begin on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

  3. Nov. 22, 2017Campus mourns loss of student

    Jonathan Campbell Bennett, a fourth-year Architecture student was fatally hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Rome on November 21.

    "Our hearts go out to Jonathan’s family, and the University is doing everything it can to support them at this time. Students, staff and faculty in Architecture have all been informed of Jonathan’s untimely passing," said Anne Bordeleau, Director of Waterloo's School of Architecture.

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  1. Jan. 8 to Apr. 30, 2018Immigration Application Assistance Workshops

    Do you need help with an immigration application you are currently working on? During these workshops, an International Student Advisor will go through the application form and required supporting documents in a group setting.

  2. Jan. 22, 2018SLP: Planning and running an effective team meeting

    What qualities make the best leader? Have you ever wanted to be the type of leader others admire?

  3. Jan. 23, 2018Immigration Info Session: Working in Canada (Masters and PhD)

    Join the International Student Advisors to learn about working in Canada as a graduate student. We will discuss Canadian regulations for working on-campus and off-campus during study terms, inactive terms, and co-op work terms.

    January 11, 2018 session room change to SCH 217.

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  1. Jan. 19, 2018From struggling to Success CoachingA peer success coach meets with a student

    Peer Success Coaching is an academic development service run by the SSO to connect experienced upper-year students to individual students who are looking for strategies to improve their academic skills and reach their personal goals. These success coaches can offer strategies and resources to you and what’s more, works together with you in a collaborative learning process to personalize a plan to best suit your needs.

    We interviewed Nina and Emily about their academic experiences and what it’s like to be a Peer Success Coach, and they shared their perspectives on the challenges that students face.

  2. Jan. 16, 2018How to deal with failureA stressed student with his head in his hands

    No one is perfect. Inevitably, there will come a time when reality does not meet with your expectations. What’s important is that we know how to move past these moments.

  3. Jan. 11, 2018The Art of DenimKara walking info Balzac’s coffee wearing Lila Lavereau’s design

    Question number one: Have you by any chance seen someone with extra-large holes in her jeans on campus? 

    Question number two: Were you surprised to notice that she had some interesting art adorning those holes and think to yourself, “Wow, that’s pretty neat?”

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