Grad Ready weekly update - August 12, 2022

Friday, August 12, 2022

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Getting involved at Waterloo

Beyond academics, there are many ways that you can enrich your graduate experience and connect with other students. Here are a few of the opportunities available for you to get involved in student life at Waterloo:

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

GSA has a range of volunteer and employment opportunities that focus on student government, leadership, and more! Makre sure to connect with your departmental GSA to learn about opportunities to engage within your department. 

International Peer Community (IPC)

The International Peer Community is a peer-support program to help new international students feel at home at UWaterloo. Join a group of fellow international students and experienced student leaders, build connections, participate in events, and get a taste of life in Waterloo. 

Athletics and Recreation

Warrior Recreation offers many opportunities for you to stay active—all levels, interests, and abilities are welcome. 


Graduate Studies Endowment Fund

GSEF is a student-led organization committed to enhancing the learning, research, and overall experience of graduate students at Waterloo. All graduate students are GSEF members and are encouraged to contribute a $20 donation each term to support GSEF's work. If you have an idea to enhance the graduate student experience at Waterloo, you can apply for project funding through GSEF. Check out this site to learn more about GSEF services.


Getting Involved Webinar

Check out this video to learn about opportunities to get involved in your graduate student community.


Mark your calendar

Here's what's coming up:

Date Event Description
Aug 3+ Enrol in classes Enrol yourself in classes using Quest from August 3, 2022, to September 27, 2022. Review the schedule of classes to find out which courses are being offered.
Aug 23 Tuition and fees due

Pay your incidental fees and learn how to become Fees Arranged by the due date.

Sept 6 Graduate Orientation

Look out for an invitation to register for graduate orientation at the beggining of August.

Sept 7 Classes begin

Check your course schedule in Quest

That's all for now, but keep an eye out for another update next week!

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