Weekly Update - June 11, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021

Students on campus

Hey new Warriors! Welcome to week one of your Waterloo Ready journey. We'll be laying out everything you need to know and prepare for your first term with the University of Waterloo. 

Below you'll find a summary of the information you received in an email on June 9, 2021. Looking for something specific? Use these quick links to jump ahead: 


What's Waterloo Ready?

Watch Celine and Vishal break it down for you:

Having trouble watching the above video on YouTube? Try this alternative link.


Mark your calendars with the below dates  

June 22+

International Connection Live Sessions

Tune into the two-part live session series and learn from current students, Ruhi, Mustafa and Banat, about what it's like to be an international student at UWaterloo.

July 5+

Faculty Live Sessions

Later this month you'll be invited to register for your faculty's Waterloo Ready Live Session. Attend to get to know your faculty, hear from upper-year students and staff, and have your questions answered.

July 7+

Your Learning

Later in July, you'll gain access to your Waterloo Ready modules through LEARN, the University of Waterloo's online learning management system. Explore the content to get familiar with online learning at Waterloo and what to expect in your fall courses.

July 19

Your Community 

Waterloo Ready Peer Mentorship communities will open in mid-July. You'll be matched with an upper-year student who’ll offer insider tips and guide you through becoming a Waterloo Warrior.

July 21+

Parent and Supporter Live Sessions

We're sure your parents have questions about what to expect this fall. Encourage them to attend the Parent and Supporter Live Sessions in July and August to learn about Waterloo and have their questions answered by a panel of campus experts.

July 29

International Peer Mentor AMA

Join the international peer mentors for a casual conversation and a chance to ask them anything (AMA) about their experiences as a Waterloo Warrior. 

Aug 30

Waterloo Orientation

Fall Orientation will be offered virtually this year from August 30-September 3. Keep an eye out for your invite to register in early August!

Sept 8

Classes begin

Classes begin on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.


International students: Tell us your plans for the fall term

Whether you're staying in your home country, travelling to Canada, or you're already living here, it’s mandatory for all international students to complete a questionnaire before June 23 to tell the University about your plans for fall term. 


International students: Apply for your immigration documents 

All international students must have a valid study permit before beginning their studies from inside Canada. It's highly recommended that you begin studying with a valid study permit (or study permit approval) to avoid delays or challenges with coming to Canada. If you begin your studies without a study permit approval, there’s no guarantee you’ll be approved in the future to come to Canada.

If you've been accepted into a co-op program, a valid co-op work permit will also be required for all of your work terms during your time at Waterloo. You can apply for a co-op work permit with your study permit application. Learn more about applying for your co-op work permit in this video from current Waterloo student, VishalUse this alternative link if you can't access YouTube. 

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