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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. Mar. 16, 2018Important changes to working in Canada on a study permit

    On March 12, 2018, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the Program Delivery Instructions (PDI) for working off-campus. Please take the time to read the PDI carefully to ensure you fully understand how these immigration changes might impact you. Students who are Canadian or Permanent Residents of Canada do not have these restrictions.

  2. Mar. 12, 2018Mental health review results in increased support for students

    A comprehensive report on student mental health was released today by the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health.

    The report includes 36 recommendations and will result in an increase to the amount of mental health professionals who can provide counselling services on campus.

  3. Feb. 15, 2018Quest will be unavailable February 16-22 for scheduled upgrade

    What is happening? Quest software is being upgraded.

    When is this happening? Starting Friday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m. until Thursday, February 22 at 8:00 a.m. (EST).

    What is the impact? The Quest system will be down and unavailable during this upgrade window. Following the upgrade, you will notice a new service login page. 

    Please Note: Finance has extended the winter 2018 (drop) deadline for 50% tuition refund from February 20 to February 23.

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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. Mar. 22, 2018Immigration Info Session: Study Permit

    Join the International Student Advisors to learn more about your study permit and the regulations you must follow while studying in Canada, and how to apply for an extension. 

  3. Mar. 22, 2018Organize Your Time for Midterms and Exams in Science

    Do you have difficulty planning ahead for your exams or leaving studying for exams to the last minute? In Science, you typically have multiple midterms and exams scheduled in close proximity to one another.

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  1. Mar. 20, 2018Making campus a little brighter: A double featureLyle Kam Playing Guitar in the open space between DP and PHYS, a small crowd has gathered to watch

    Today we’re bringing you something different; a double feature about two artistic students at opposite ends of their university careers, making campus a little brighter with what they bring to and leave behind with the University.

    Our first story is about Lyle Kam, a hopeful first-year in love with music. You may have seen him between Dana Porter and the Physics building this past Valentine’s Day, or another day this term, busking.

  2. Mar. 14, 2018Varsity Skate Gala Celebrates the SeasonUW Varsity Skating Team poses for a photo

    This past weekend, the UW Varsity Skating team hosted a gala to celebrate their successes and showcase their hard work this season. We spoke with Jillian Weaver, a fourth year Social Development Studies student who is one of two of the captains of the team.

  3. Mar. 6, 2018In Full Colour in the Spotlight: A Look at the ICCA Quarterfinal WinnersThe In Full Colour acapella team pose for a photograph in Hagey Hall

    If you’re not following the world of a capella right now, know one thing: Waterloo’s teams are the ones to look out for. The International Championship of Colligate A Capella (ICCA) Quarterfinal has been covered at length, celebrating the accomplishments and historic feats of Waterloo’s a capella community. Last year, a historic first was set by the Waterboys, the first Canadian team to win the semi-finals. This year, the University swept the competition on home terf – which is the first time the ICCA’s came north — with “In Full Colour” coming up as the quarterfinal winners. So who is this team, and what do they stand for?

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