What’s happening on campus?

Stay up to date with what’s happening on campus for students throughout the term. Check the Registrar’s Office Important Dates calendar for important registration dates, such as confirmed exam periods and course drop dates.

For an update on plans for the 2021/2022 school year in the wake of COVID-19, see the University's COVID-19 Information website.

  1. 2021
    1. May
      1. " "
        Spring 2021 term begins

        Lectures and classes at Waterloo begin on Monday, May 10 (revised from May 3 due to COVID-19). The co-op work term begins on May 3, though actual start dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements.

      2. " "
        Victoria Day (University holiday)

        All campus offices are closed Monday, May 24.

    2. Jun
      1. " "
        Campus Housing placement confirmation date

        Students who applied to live in a campus residence can check their email on Thursday, June 10 to find out which residence community (Campus Housing or the University Colleges) they have been placed in. 

      2. " "
        Campus Housing Preference Form due

        The Campus Housing Preference Form allows students to indicate their preferences for building, room type, meal plan and roommate request. Students must submit this form by Thursday, June 17.

      3. " "
        International Connection Live Session

        June 22, 2021

      4. "  "
        International Connection Live Session

        June 29, 2021

    3. Jul
      1. " "
        Canada Day (University holiday)

        All campus offices are closed and classes are cancelled Thursday, July 1- Friday, July 2. 

      2. " "
        Welcome to Arts Live Session

        July 5, 2021

      3. " "
        Welcome to Mathematics Live Session

        July 6, 2021

      4. " "
        Welcome to Health Live Session

        July 7, 2021

      5. " "
        Welcome to Engineering Live Session

        July 13, 2021

      6. " "
        Welcome to Environment Live Session

        July 14, 2021

      7. " "
        Welcome to Science Live Session

        July 15, 2021

      8. " "
        Parents and Supporters Welcome Live Session

        July 21, 2021

    4. Aug
      1. " "
        Civic Day (University holiday)

        All campus offices are closed and classes are cancelled Monday, August 2.

      2. " "
        International Parents and Supporters Live Session

        August 12, 2021

      3. " "
        Parents and Supporters: Campus Partner Panel

        Panel 1: August 18, 2021

      4. " "
        Parents and Supporters: Campus Partner Panel

        Panel 2: August 19, 2021

      5. " "
        Fall 2021 tuition and fees due

        Students must become Fees Arranged for the fall 2021 term by August 24.

      6. " "
        Fall Orientation

        Waterloo Orientation is your student’s official welcome to the University of Waterloo, taking place virtually August 30 - September 3, 2021.

    5. Sep
      1. " "
        Labour Day (University holiday)

        All campus offices are closed Monday, September 6.

      2. " "
        First day of fall term classes

        Lectures and classes at Waterloo begin on Wednesday, September 8. 

      3. " "
        Fall Welcome Week

        Beginning on Monday, September 13, students are invited to participate in a week of free events and activities on campus hosted by the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association.

    6. Oct
      1. " "
        Canadian Thanksgiving and Fall Reading Week

        Campus is closed on October 11 for Thanksgiving Day. There are no classes October 9-17, but campus is open.

    7. Dec
      1. " "
        Last day of classes

        December 7 is the last day of fall term classes. Check the Registrar's Important Dates for exam dates. 

      2. " "
        University holiday closure

        All campus offices are closed from December 24, 2021 to January 3, 2022. 

  2. 2022
    1. Jan
      1. " "
        Winter 2022 term begins

        The co-op work term begins on Tuesday, January 4, though actual start dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements. Lectures and classes at Waterloo begin on Wednesday, January 5.

      2. " "
        Winter Welcome Week

        Beginning on Monday, January 17, students are invited to participate in a week of free events and activities on campus hosted by the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association.

    2. Feb
      1. " "
        Family Day and Winter Reading Week

        Campus is closed on February 21 for Family Day. There are no classes February 19-27, but campus is open.

      2. " "
        Tuition tax receipts available

        If your student is looking to get started on taxes, their official T2202A Tuition, Education and Textbook Amount Certificate will be available on Quest by the end of February.

    3. Apr
      1. " "
        Last day of classes

        April 5 is the last day of winter term classes. Check the Registrar’s Important Dates for exam dates.

      2. " "
        Good Friday (University holiday)

        All campus offices are closed and exams are cancelled Friday, April 15.