Parents and supporters

a father and son walk through campus together

Welcome to the Warrior family! We’re excited that your student has chosen the University of Waterloo and we want to work with you to support them on this new adventure.

We understand the important role you’ve played as a parent or supporter in preparing your student to attend university. We also know how important it is for families, the University and students to work together. That's why Waterloo Ready exists to help your student prepare for academic life at Waterloo, but will also include resources and separate Parent and Supporter Live Chats to address the unique questions that you may have.

Learn about your student’s upcoming adventure:

  • Plan to attend a Parents and Supporter's Live Session taking place throughout July and August. During the live sessions, you'll learn about how to support your students as they prepare for their first year, have the opportunity to ask questions and find out about the resources available for your student.
  • Explore our online guide for parents and supporters of new students - including an overview of what to expect in your student’s first year at Waterloo, tips on communicating with your new university student, and your toolbox of student resources
  • Subscribe to the monthly Parent and Supporter Newsletter.

Waterloo Ready: Parent and Supporter Welcome Live Session

On July 21, the Student Success Office hosted the first Parent and Supporter Welcome Live Session to help answer your questions about the year ahead. If you missed the session, you can watch it below.