Waterloo Grad Ready

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Welcome to graduate studies at the University of Waterloo. 

The winter iteration of the Waterloo Grad Ready program will launch on November 26, 2021.

We're so excited to have you as part of our Waterloo Warrior community!

Waterloo Grad Ready is a virtual orientation program designed to connect you with other graduate students, support your academic journey, and help you stay informed about important dates.

Visit Waterloo Grad Ready in LEARN and log in to access a full schedule of programming, announcements, resources, and new student checklists.

Grad Ready Program Goals 


Building community

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When you begin your graduate studies at Waterloo, you  become part of a vibrant community of over 6,000 talented graduate students. Once enrolled in the Grad Ready program, you'll be able to connect with other graduate students via discussion boards and during our interactive live sessions.

Peer mentorship

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Your discipline specialists are upper-year graduate students who will be available throughout your first term to provide support and answer questions about graduate life at Waterloo.


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As you're transitioning into your graduate program, we will provide you with strategies for setting clear and achievable goals, staying motivated, and avoiding procrastination. During live sessions, you will receive information about campus resources and services, navigating graduate studies with a family, health and wellness, networking in an online environment, writing strategies, and preparing for comprehensive exams and thesis defense.

Personal success

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Pursuing a graduate degree offers exciting career development opportunities, whether it be through the projects you work on, the people you meet, or the volunteer activities and workshops you participate in. The Grad Ready program aims to provide you with tools and strategies for defining what success means to you during your graduate studies.