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Welcome Students

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Welcome students

Every fall, we welcome over 50,000 to students to Waterloo. You help make our community vibrant and dynamic and we are thrilled you have chosen to pursue your academic goals here in Waterloo. 

Waterloo is a diverse community that includes families, working professionals, senior citizens, and students. 

Whether you’ve lived here all your life or you’re new to the city, you are an important part of this community and we hope you’ll make the most of your time here.

Growing Roots in Waterloo demonstrates the excitement students feel when they embark on their post-education journey in Waterloo. When you choose a university or college here, you are choosing more than just a school. You are choosing a new home. You are choosing Waterloo.


Are you settled in?

Once you've moved in, unpacked and taken a breath, visit these pages for more information about how you can make the most of your time in Waterloo.

More information

Be sure to bookmark these student pages - – as a great resource during your stay.