Arts - Waterloo Ready 

What to expect from Waterloo Ready - Arts

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo! With Waterloo Ready, we’ll help you get up to speed and feel confident that you’ve got the skills you need to be successful in your first year.

Arts Live Chat

Join us on July 14, 2020 at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. to: 

  • Find out about how we'll support you over the summer
  • Meet your academic advisor
  • Learn from upper-year Arts students - hear stories about their student experience, how they adapted to university studies and to the new online reality
  • Have your questions answered, receive important information about upcoming activities, and learn how to stay connected

The live chat will be organized by program. We look forward to connecting with you soon! 

Check out our troubleshooting Webex tips to get the best live chat experience.

Students walking through the Hagey HubLEARN module and discussion boards

LEARN is the University of Waterloo's online learning management system. This is where many of your instructors will organize course materials, activities and assessments. 

As part of Waterloo Ready, we've created a LEARN module to help you prepare for September. We've designed it to help you learn about resources and to build your skills specific to Arts. Check back as there'll be new content each week from the end of June to mid-August. While participating, you'll also get familiar with the platform you'll use for most of your online courses (LEARN). Get a head start for September by signing in today!

Throughout the module and discussion boards, you'll learn:

  • How to use our online systems (LEARN, Quest, Portal and more),

  • The differences between high school and university,

  • Routines and best practices for learning,

  • How to prepare for September and what to expect in the first six weeks,

  • Campus resources and supports,

  • Faculty-specific hacks for success,

  • Academic preparedness, and

  • How to get involved.

Sign in to LEARN with your email address and WatIAM password. You'll see Waterloo Ready - Arts in your LEARN Courses and Communities. If you haven't set up your official email through Office 365, you'll need to do so before accessing LEARN.

Course selection reminder:

You should be well underway with planning your course selections for the fall. The deadline to submit your Course Approval Form is no later Monday, June 22.

STEP 1: Carefully review the Arts course selection web pages for your next steps. This online Arts course selection resource outlines the step-by-step course request process for each Arts program. 
STEP 2: Complete the Course Approval Form. Your advisor will contact you to confirm your selections after your form is submitted. Please be patient. 

If you’re not exactly sure which courses to take, just start the form and submit it – that way your academic advisor can give you feedback and you can continue to make changes with more guidance. 

If you do not complete the form by the deadline you will have to add all of your fall courses yourself in July. 

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