Welcome to the graduate studies community at the University of Waterloo.

You are now a part of our graduate community and we want to help you as you transition to your graduate program and prepare for January.

Waterloo Grad Ready will connect you to other graduate students, support you along your academic journey to Waterloo and make sure you are keeping up to date with important deadlines.

Visit Waterloo Grad Ready in LEARN and log in for a full schedule of programming, announcements, resources, and checklists. Please watch our instructional video below to help you log in to LEARN and uncover Waterloo Grad Ready!

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Your Waterloo grad community

When you begin your graduate studies at Waterloo, you become part of a vibrant community of over 6,000 talented graduate students. Once in LEARN, you will be able to connect with your Faculty cohort via discussion boards and connect with our faculty and staff during our live events. Your Faculty and Department/School will be sending you communications with information specific to your program to help you get acquainted. You will also have opportunities to discuss TA training, if applicable, funding, safety training, Department Graduate Student Associations, and more.

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Your Waterloo grad transition

We are here to support your transition to Waterloo. In LEARN you will find information and a checklist for new students. We will host live events covering topics such as what to expect as a new graduate student, TAing in an online environment, and receiving funding and paying tuition.

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Your Waterloo grad experience

You’ll be set up for success at Waterloo. We will be hosting virtual events throughout the summer and fall to support you in the beginning of your graduate experience. You will find information on campus resources and services and sessions on navigating graduate studies with a family, health and wellness, networking in an online environment, writing strategies, and preparing for comprehensive exams and thesis defence. We will also introduce our Professional Skills Foundations, a credential for graduate students with a focus on four key skill areas: career preparation, communication, leadership, and personal effectiveness. 


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For questions, contact gradready@uwaterloo.ca

 We will continue to provide you with more updates; check back often!

For information on undergraduate studies, please visit Waterloo Ready.