University of Waterloo Orientation with school mascot holding a football and students dressed in black and gold

Waterloo Orientation welcomes you to campus! 

Each term, we join forces with a number of other University departments to welcome new students to the UWaterloo community through Orientation events and programming. 

Orientation events are organized by student leaders and are designed to help prepare first-year students for academic, cultural, and social success. We aim to create an inclusive community that values interconnection, diversity, and independence. 

Through events like Warrior Welcome, Black & Gold Day, and Single & Sexy, Orientation is a fun, supportive, and informative way to transition new students and to encourage first-years to feel a sense of belonging and pride in our Warrior community.

Volunteer with Orientation

Want to get involved? Orientation has over 1,200 volunteer opportunities in various levels of leadership roles. Check out our current opportunities on LEADS   and follow Waterloo Orientation on Facebook   for more information. 

Learn More

For event specifics, dates, and other information, please visit Waterloo Orientation  .

Do you have questions about Orientation? Connect with us at Waterloo Orientation   or 519-888-4567 x84300.