Our Community: Exploring UWaterloo Satellite Campuses

Published: Monday, October 11, 2021
UW Satellite Campuses

Whether it’s your first or final year at UWaterloo, you know our campus is large, spanning over 1000+ acres, but the more time you spend on it – the more it feels just like home. Our campus is situated on the traditional territory of ‎the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The campus is home to over 42,000 students and has over 100 buildings to explore. Some interesting spots to hang, dine or study include the Earth Sciences Museum, the Environment Courtyard in ENV 1 and the new SLC/PAC expansion area!

Along with the main Waterloo campus, the University has three satellite campuses in Kitchener, Cambridge and Stratford.


The Health Sciences Campus and School of Pharmacy is located in Kitchener, near King St and Victoria St. The building’s got a colourful curtain wall on the exterior, featuring medicinal plants and is filled with natural light. The interiors of the building also include organic materials like wood and stone, creating a warm environment for students, staff and the community. Siamak Hariri and Robbie/Young + Wright Architects from Toronto are the architects who designed the building.


Waterloo’s School of Architecture is a historic building situated alongside the Grand River in Cambridge. The building is a former Riverside Silk Mill, making its industrial design the perfect spaces for studios, labs and classrooms. They also have exhibition galleries and a design library. Nearby, you can find beautiful urban landscapes with an abundance of natural spaces.


The Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business is a block away from downtown Stratford. The school is on the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples and is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. On this campus, students study in an open-concept building, with many project rooms and collaboration spaces. The building is designed to encourage natural collaboration, making it easy to run into peers and have spaces to work together in.

If you’re dropping by any of these areas, check out these satellite campus spaces!



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