News for Current students

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Fall term classes begin

Students outside during fall term.

Fall 2019 classes begin today. Welcome to new students and welcome back to returning students!

Campus will be busy and many faculty, staff, and upper-year student volunteers wearing Here-to-Help buttons around campus are happy to answer questions and provide directions. 

Be sure to visit The Centre on the main floor in Needles Hall to have a wide range of questions answered. The Centre is a go-to place for many of your administrative needs including; ordering documents, adding/dropping courses, dropping off forms, changing personal information, receiving financial advice, getting answers to a wide range of miscellaneous questions, and more.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Scam alert - Automated telephone calls

Please be aware of an ongoing phone scam targeting international students and newcomers. Across Canada, people are receiving automated phone calls from individuals claiming to be from the Chinese embassy/consulate. These calls incorrectly tell recipients that they've been implicated in a crime, involved in a fraud investigation, or have a parcel that needs to be picked up. Recipients are instructed to pay money to the caller and/or to isolate from friends and families, go into hiding, and not answer phone calls.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Know the facts about laws on cannabis

A reminder that even though cannabis was legalized for adults in Canada, this is not the case in almost all other countries. Learn what you should consider during your studies at Waterloo and when studying, travelling, or working abroad.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Post-graduation work permit application updates

Post-graduation work permit application updates.

As of February 14, 2019, the post-graduation work permit application requires the official completion of studies letter and official transcripts, which are both obtained from The Centre in Needles Hall. If you have already applied for the post-graduation work permit after this date without including both documents, and have not received your post-graduation work permit yet, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recommended that you upload the missing document to the IRCC web form.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Book a same day immigration consulting appointment in Portal

Book an appointment on Portal.

If you would like to speak to an immigration consultant one-on-one, you can now book a same-day appointment on Portal. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Log into Portal on web or app.
  2. Select ‘Calendar’ icon (in app, this will appear under the ‘More’ button).
  3. In web, select the ‘Book Appointment’ tab. In App, select the “+” button.
  4. Select ‘Immigration Consulting’ and choose a timeslot you are available.