University of Waterloo COVID-19 update

Please see the University of Waterloo’s frequently asked questions for information about COVID-19 and how it has affected university operations.

Please visit the list of modified services if you have questions about university services.

Although the University of Waterloo is closed for in-person events until further notice, many virtual events and presentations of interest to computer scientists are taking place each week at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. Please check out what our students and faculty are doing.

Student life and resources

Grad students enjoying down time in CS lounge

The University of Waterloo is focused on balancing your life and studies by encouraging you to use the amenities and facilities on campus. Places like the grad house will provide you with a social environment where you can meet with like-minded students, while the lounge spaces will provide an area to reflect, recharge and rest. Plus, attending grad-focused events organized by the Computer Science Graduate Student Association (CS GSA) can help you meet people, build your network and have fun.

On-campus services:

Computer science graduate student association

Women in computer science (WiCS)

University of Waterloo events calendar

Graduate house

Graduate student wellness

Health services (family health clinic)

Counselling services

University of Waterloo althletics

International student resources

Three minute thesis (3MT) competition




Living in Waterloo

There are a number of accommodations available for you to live on and off campus. It's important to understand your options and choose a place of residence that is right for you.