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

Although your role as a parent or supportive family member may change as your student begins university, in times of struggle you will most likely be the first person your student connects with. It’s important that you empower your student to solve their own problems and help them gain the confidence to look after themselves. This skill becomes more and more important as they move through their university career.

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