Programs and events

Events for parents and families

Throughout the summer and fall months, the Student Success Office hosts events to help you and your student with their transition to university life. 

Parent and family eNewsletter

Sign up to receive our monthly parent and family eNewsletter to stay up-to-date with information that can help you support your student before they arrive, as well as throughout their first year.

Faculty 101 Days

Faculty 101 days are free, one-day programs that provide students and their families with the information they need to have a successful first year at Waterloo. Faculty 101 Days are held in July each year. To learn more, visit the Orientation website.

You can also prepare for your student's first year at Waterloo by watching the seminars below. 

Waterloo Orientation 

Orientation programming for Parents and Families is offered annually in the fall. To learn more, visit the Orientation website.

If you’re looking for useful tips and strategies for supporting your student’s transition into university life, join one of our Parent Orientation sessions. No registration is required. 

If you're unable to attend one of our sessions, visit our family resources page.

Family send-off

Celebrate the beginning of your student’s university career! During this event, you'll:

  • Receive an official welcome from the administration.
  • Meet University of Waterloo faculty and staff.

No registration is required.