Waterloo Ready and Orientation may have wrapped up for fall 2020, but that doesn’t mean your support resources end here. The Student Success Office and Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association are here for you throughout your time at UWaterloo.
Here's what you can find on this page:
All across campus, support departments and student services have switched gears to provide virtual support all-year-round.
It's okay to ask for help, that's why we're here! Everyone's journey to success looks different because it is different. We've got five hacks for success to support your goals both in and out of the classroom.
- Get ahead by getting started - tap into our academic resources
- Lead with your actions - polish your leadership skills in a workshop
- Add some adventure to your degree - study abroad or go on exchange
- Feel at home in Canada - maintain your documents and join a supportive community
- Get involved and build your network - connect, volunteer, or work with the SSO
Not sure where to start? Get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!
WUSA is the official voice and one of the key supports for undergrad students at the University of Waterloo. Our student-led organization provides the services and supports you need to reach your academic goals and make the most of your university experience.
Advocacy: We advocate for a post-secondary experience that meets students’ needs and expectations in and outside the classroom. By bringing recommendations to the university and all levels of government, we ensure students’ voices are prioritized among decision makers.
Governance: Get involved with your student government by attending Students’ Council or reaching out to discuss issues with your elected representatives. Be sure to keep an eye out for Elections and Referenda as well as General meetings to provide your input.
Employment Opportunities: WUSA hires many part-time and full-time student staff including the friendly faces at International News, Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinators and even our brand-new Research and Policy Assistant!
Events: With all our clubs, services, society and WUSA events, there is certainly going to be something for you. Be sure to connect with your faculty society and follow @yourwusa to keep up to date with our virtual events.
Contact Us: We are YOUR student association. Reach out to us at any time with your questions, comments or concerns!
Your student association is excited to welcome all new and returning students to the campus community, virtually, this September with a week of fun events to kick off the school year! A chance to relax and have fun with friends, plus great giveaways, is what Welcome Week is all about! Check out the schedule of events.
You’re invited to join Waterloo alumni from around the world in the first ever Alumni Black and Gold Day at home! With a virtual concert, virtual Fun Run, and other great events, there are tons of other opportunities to get involved with your friends and floormates. Register today!
Here all of your favourite Orientation jams + more for your perfect study 'sesh' vibes all-year round. Click the image below that suits your study style to be redirected to Spotify.
Find your Orientation YouTube playlist.
Applied Health Sciences (AHS)
Click the image below to be redirected to the AHS Orientation Youtube Playlist.
Click the image below to be redirected to the Arts Orientation Youtube Playlist.
Engineering + Architecture
Click the image below to be redirected to the Environment Orientation Youtube Playlist.
Click the image below to be redirected to the Math Orientation Youtube Playlist.
Click the image below to be redirected to the Science Orientation Youtube Playlist.
International Student Programming
Click the image below to be redirected to the International Student Programming Youtube Playlist.
Look back on your LEARN modules throughout the term. They will be available until the end of December 2020.
Tap the images below to download your toolkit resources (PDF files).
Instagram Faculty Filters:
Click the image below to be redirected to Instragram. Tap your phone screen to toggle through all faculty versions!
Search for these giphys and stickers on Instagram by typing "uwow" into the search field.
Keep your virtual environment interesting by trying a variety of conference call backgrounds. Click the image below and save it to your computer. Most virtual environments allow you to upload custom backgrounds.
Showcase your UWaterloo pride and download any of the below graphics to use as your phone's background image. Keep scrolling to see versions for each faculty.
We would like to know what you thought of your fall 2020 Orientation experience! Share your feedback with us, so we can continue to learn how to make future events in this virtual environment better for you.