Waterloo Ready

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Let's get you Waterloo Ready for September!

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 start 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! Before you begin your studies, you'll be invited to virtual events and group discussions throughout July and August. That's where you'll get the opportunity to meet other students, your academic advisors and support staff to start building your Waterloo community. You'll also be matched with an upper-year student who’ll offer insider tips and guide you through becoming a Waterloo Warrior.  See what our current students are up to and follow @UWaterlooLife on Instagram.

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Your to-do list

With so many unknowns, you probably have a lot of questions about what to expect and what you can do to get ready for the start of your term. Remember, you don’t have to do everything right away. Waterloo Ready means that we’ll provide checklists and resources leading into your arrival at Waterloo. You’ll have all the information you need from setting up your UWaterloo email, selecting your courses, meeting your future classmates all at the right time.

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Your learning

You may have experienced a disruption to your last year of high school and are concerned about your academics. Don’t worry – with Waterloo Ready, you’ll have the tools to get familiar with online learning at Waterloo and what to expect in your courses. You'll have access to Waterloo Ready modules through LEARN (our online learning tool). It includes faculty-specific modules to get you up-to-speed with online learning and resources to be successful at Waterloo. We’ll help you feel confident that you’ve got the skills to be successful in your first year.  

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Your experience

At UWaterloo, experience outside of the classroom pays off. Throughout July, August and September, we'll introduce you to opportunities to get involved with campus. Whether or not you're in a co-op program, there are opportunities for everyone to get hands-on experience and participate in a variety of activities that will develop skills throughout your time here at Waterloo. Getting involved is a great way to explore your interests, find your passions and continue to build your community.