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. Nov. 5, 2018Student input required for University's Strategic Plan - Bridge to 2020

    Join the conversation to shape the University of Waterloo’s future. Strategic Plan consultation sessions continue into November. Visit the Bridge to 2020 website to register and to learn more about the strategic planning process and issue papers. 

    Upcoming sessions:

  2. Oct. 16, 2018Ten things to know about cannabis at UWaterloo

    Guided by provincial and federal legislation, and with a focus on the health and safety of the UWaterloo community, the Secretariat has published the University's Approach to Cannabis Legalization Q&A. Below are 10 things students should know about cannabis at UWaterloo:

  3. Sep. 28, 2018Scam alert - Canada Revenue Agency phone scam

    Please be aware of an ongoing phone scam targeting Canadians and international students. Across Canada, people are receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). These callers threaten to have students arrested or fired from a job if they do not give them money for unpaid income or immigration taxes. They may also transfer the phone call to individuals they claim are colleagues at the CRA, or police officers, who will also try and convince students to send money to avoid being arrested.

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  1. Nov. 14, 2018SLP: Presentation skills Student Leadership Program

    What key elements make a speaker connect with an audience? Have you been in a situation where you have practiced and practiced what you were going to say and then felt after your presentation you hadn't related well to the audience? What's up?

  2. Nov. 14, 2018BIOL 130 supported learning groupStudents in a Supported Learning Group.

    Supported learning groups (SLG) are free weekly study sessions intended to give students a chance to study with their classmates.

  3. Nov. 14, 2018Troubleshooting your time managementStudy Skills Workshop.

    Are you tired of trying new time management strategies at the beginning of the semester, just to fall back into your old habits?

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  1. Nov. 8, 2018On the road: Engineering a journey across CanadaAbdullah Barakat outside in his coveralls.

    In Abdullah Barakat’s final days before convocation, he decided to take a road trip across Canada, visiting the different engineering programs of different schools in the country. As a student graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in mechanical engineering, he wanted to take a chance and see what he could learn from each province and institution in April 2018.

    Then, he created The Road Trip of the Travelling Covies blog, where he wrote about his day-to-day experiences travelling cross-country.

  2. Nov. 6, 2018Random Acts of Kindness across WaterlooOriginal template for the Random Act of Kindness #UWRAK contest.

    Last Friday, November 2 students were encouraged to celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day by making thoughtful gestures throughout their day on campus. Whether you complimented someone’s presentation in class or held the door open for a group of people, the day proved that you could plant seeds of kindness anywhere you go.

  3. Oct. 29, 2018Thrive Week TemplatesThrive Week logo.

    As Thrive Week comes to a close, it doesn’t mean that the time to thrive is ending. The message of the week was meant to highlight the resources you can use on campus to thrive in everyday life, foster an inclusive community and show how to develop healthy habits as a student. With Thrive Week also came the launch of a new Instagram Story template each day on @UWaterlooLife. Every story template was designed to help students identify the positive actions they’re already taking to thrive all year.

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Meet our people

Photo of Grace Gahore outside.

Grace Gahore

Design Assistant (Co-op)

Grace Gahore works very hard to make all things digital within the SSO office look pretty and clean. She is a second time co-op student for the SSO and has worked alongside Jay and many other people within the department, on projects such as first-year video series, the SLP booklets and much more.