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We want to help you support your student during their time at Waterloo. As a first step, 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.

Supporting your student during their first-year journey

Parents and supporting family members should know that in times of struggle, you will most likely be the first person your student connects with. It’s important that the advice you give your student empowers them to solve their own problems and helps them gain the confidence to look after themselves. This skill becomes more and more important as they move through their university career.

Please note that the university cannot share your student’s information. It’s important that you familiarize yourself with the university’s confidentiality policy.

In the sections below, you will find more tips for parents and families addressing each step of your student’s transition to life at Waterloo.

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