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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. 19, 2018SLP: Motivating others

    How does the power of diversity create better groups/teams? How are diversity and motivation linked? What are the necessary elements to create and sustain a motivating environment?

  3. Mar. 20, 2018Test Preparation and Test Anxiety

    Do you find yourself panicking the night before an exam? Do you find that you forget everything you have studied when you start an exam?

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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. Mar. 1, 2018The long road ahead: Waterloo’s fencing team begins their journeyA gif of fencers fencing

    Two years ago the Student Success Office met Marc Lo, a student taking a stab at the competition alone. Now as he reaches the final stretch of his Waterloo career, Marc stands alongside a talented team of fencers representing the University of Waterloo in the Ontario Universities Athletics (OUA) Men’s Fencing Competition for first time since its founding. By competing at the together, they hope to establish a presence for fencing here at Waterloo and eventually be recognized as a varsity sport.

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