Meal Options for UW Students

Hungry? We have Waterloo meal options for you! One of the biggest struggles of living on your own is meal planning. Whether you have a meal plan, eat out, or buy groceries and cook, this must be done several times a day and can take some getting used to. The great news is Waterloo has a myriad of meal options, catering to every diet and preference.

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Meal plan

Part-Time Work Requirements

Working part-time on or off-campus is one of the best ways to make money for various things like rent, bills, etc. While there are several off-campus jobs available, there are also several on-campus part-time work programs available for UWaterloo students:

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Part-time work requirements

Transportation and GRT

UWaterloo is close to and accessible to several local and regional forms of transportation.  Local transportation runs within the Waterloo region. The Waterloo region comprises of three cities, Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, as well as the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.

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Transportation and GRT

Moving In

Has it set in that you're less than a month away from Move-In day?! In September, you’ll be meeting your new roomies, floormates, Dons, all while setting up your new home. 

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Moving In

Packing for Canada

It’s the summer before you’re starting your first year at Waterloo, soon you’ll be flying into Canada and making your second home. You’re excited and nervous – oh wait, you haven’t figured out what to pack yet! Here are some packing tips and essentials to help you get started. 

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Packing for Canada

Accommodations

It’s true, your first-year experience is what you make of it and where you decide to live is a huge part of it. There are several options available to you to choose from depending on your preference, needs, and schedule.

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Accommodations

Quarantine your Anxiety, Warrior!

Among Canada’s continuously changing travel requirements, the newest requirement for international students allows new and returning international students with a valid student permit, attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan to enter Canada.

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Getting Your Study Permit

If you are coming to UW from outside of Canada, a study permit is something you should be thinking about! If you're not a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada, you must have a valid study permit to be able to study in Canada at the University of Waterloo (unless you meet one of the exemptions). 

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