Programs and events

Upcoming events for parents and families

Join us for events throughout the summer and into the fall to help you and your student with their transition to university life.

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. Learn more on the Orientation website

Parent Orientation

Looking for useful tips and strategies for supporting your student’s transition into university life? Join one of our Parent Orientation sessions on September 3 or 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) main gym. No registration required!

Family send-off

Celebrate the beginning of your student’s university career! Join us for Family Send-off on September 3 or 4 at 2:30 p.m. in Federation (Fed) Hall. No registration required! 

During the event, you'll:

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

    Parent and family eNewsletter

    Sign up to receive our 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.