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. Sep. 19, 2017Start planning for an international exchange

    Applications to go on exchange during Spring 2018, Fall 2018 and Winter 2019, are scheduled to open on Waterloo Passport on October 1, 2017.

    Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in going abroad while studying at Waterloo are encouraged to begin researching options now. With over 100+ partner institutions around the world, there are many opportunities to explore. 

  2. Mar. 31, 2017Grand River Transit workers set to strike Monday

    A Grand River Transit labour disruption is looking likely for Monday, April 3, beginning at 5:00 a.m.

    Unifor Local 4304, which includes GRT bus operators, dispatchers, mechanics and service attendants, did not ratify the terms of a new contract that had been recommended by the Unifor bargaining committee. Read the announcements on the GRT site.

    According to the Region of Waterloo, the following services will be affected:

  3. Mar. 6, 2017Waste changes are coming to Waterloo Region

    Starting March 6th, the Region of Waterloo is changing the way that waste is collected. To ensure your garbage is collected properly and to keep our community and neighbourhoods clean, please review the following information.

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  1. Sep. 26, 2017Note Taking in University (Sept 2017)

    Do you find note taking in class to be difficult, boring, or perhaps you don't get anything out of your notes after the fact? Knowing effective strategies to organize information presented in lectures and textbooks can help to improve your concentration, increase your recall and save you time in the long run! 

  2. Sep. 26, 2017SLP: Unleashing your creative potential (Sept 2017)

    Why is creativity important? Are some people 'born' creative while others are not? What's the difference (or similarity) between creativity and innovation?

  3. Sep. 27, 2017SLP: New to a team (Sept 2017)

    Commitment to a shared vision or goal: open and honest communication: mutual respect and trust; most would agree that these are all qualities and characteristics of an effective team – but what if team members are new – what leadership style is needed?

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  1. Sep. 19, 2017Four ways studying abroad will make you more employableA student builds a bridge in Bolivia on his study abroad experience.

    For the workers of tomorrow, job security may be simply a thing of the past. This emerging sentiment suggests employees must “be ready to make career shifts and changes as easily as breathing.”

    A major factor in the shift between the stable workplaces of the past and the uncertainty of today is the increasing rate at which globalization changes industries, breaking down borders that previously kept positions static.

  2. Sep. 14, 2017Behind the Scenes: Orientation Side profile of Adele speaking to students outdoors
    Happy End of Orientation Warriors!

    We hope you had a spectacular week meeting new people in your faculty, navigating campus, and cramming in as much fun as you can before classes begin.  Everyone involved in it certainly enjoyed every aspect of bringing Orientation to life for you. 
  3. Sep. 12, 2017New term, new you: Goal-setting tips to make this your best term yetStudents walking on campus by the Tatham Centre

    Welcome to the start of the new fall term!  For some of you, this may yet again just be another year, another term.  For others, this upcoming term could mean something entirely different.  This could be a brand new chapter in your life. 

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