Spring start Waterloo Ready

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Let's get you Waterloo Ready!

Welcome new Warriors! 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 have the option to be matched with an upper-year student who’ll offer insider tips and guide you through becoming a Waterloo Warrior. You'll also get the opportunity to meet other students, including your future classmates, to build your Waterloo community through virtual events, group discussions, and @UWaterlooLife social media. As an incoming spring 2021 student, your peer mentor will reach out on Microsoft Teams and introduce themselves on March 29, 2021.
Get ready to join them and opt-in to the community by following these steps:
  1. Download Teams to your computer or phone.
  2. Use this link to join the Waterloo Ready Peer Mentorship Community in Teams.
  3. Check-in on Teams on Monday, March 29 to start connecting. 

Note: The peer mentorship community will close on May 7. 

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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 in LEARN (our online learning tool). It includes faculty-specific modules to get you up-to-speed with online learning 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. Whether or not you're in a co-op program, there are opportunities for everyone to get hands-on experience. Develop skills throughout your time here at Waterloo and gain experience to prepare for the future workforce.