Waterloo Ready

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Let's get you Waterloo Ready!

Waterloo Ready gives you personal connections with other students, insider tips and resources to successfully navigate your first year. Figuring out how to be a student at Waterloo doesn’t have to be hard. We're here to help guide you every step of the way - from before you arrive and into your first year as a Waterloo Warrior.


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Your community

The Waterloo-community is one-of-a-kind - just like you! New students were matched with an upper-year student provided insider tips and helped guide you through becoming a Waterloo Warrior. You can continue to connect with peers through IPC, Peer Success Coaching, Clubs, Groups, and more. Start by following @UWaterlooLife social media to find out what students are up to each week.

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Your to-do list

At this point in the term, you're likely a to-do list expert and have dived head first into your studies. Don't forget that there are so many resources to support you throughout the term. We summarized them for you in our final To Do list news item to access anytime this term.

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Your learning

You should now feel confident in your UWaterloo student skills to be successfull in your first year, but that doesn't mean you won't have questions! Make sure you consult your course syllabus and connect with classmates, your professors or TA's to stay on track. The LEARN modules from Waterloo Ready will be available throughout the term for your reference.

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Your experience

At UWaterloo, experience outside of the classroom pays off. Whether or not you're in a co-op program, there are opportunities for everyone to get hands-on experience. Develop skills thoughout your time here at Waterloo and gain experience to prepare for the future workforce. Not sure where to start? Login to WaterlooWorks to get started.