News for Future students

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Pre-entry tests not required for fully vaccinated travellers to Canada

Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada. Please see our COVID-19 Information FAQ on preparing to enter Canada as a student.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

We're Here to Help

Students standing in front of Waterloo buildings

For many of you, February 7 will be the first time you step foot on Waterloo’s main campus. To provide support and a warm welcome back to campus, the Student Success Office is relaunching the Here to Help campaign and will offer wayfinding events during the weeks of February 7 and February 28.

Monday, February 23, 2015

UWaterloo new student transition program changes

Background on UWaterloo new student transition

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Connect with upper-year students and campus experts

two female students are laughing while sitting at a desk with a laptop in front of them

Join the Dear First Year You conversation and get some helpful tips and advice from other students who have been there and done that; whether it's tips on getting involved, looking for a summer job and off-campus housing, or studying for exams.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Innovation thrives with experience as the teacher

VeloCity innovation

University of Waterloo pioneered experiential learning with its co-operative program. The introduction of VeloCity in 2008 took this form of learning to new heights. VeloCity gives students the opportunity to test ideas quickly, and respond even more quickly, based on real-time results – it allows for learning from mistakes in a safe environment. The result: innovation.