how to reach the University of Waterloo

campus map

by mail

University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1

by telephone

  • (519) 888-4567 -- automated switchboard, 24 hours a day. When the automated attendant answers, press the extension number you want.
  • (519) 885-1211 -- voice switchboard, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Departmental phone directory

by fax

(519) 884-8009 (central stores fax service; most departments also have their own fax numbers)

by road

UW is located in the twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo in southwestern Ontario, about 90 minutes' drive west of Toronto or three hours east of Windsor-Detroit. Regional map, Map of Kitchener-Waterloo.
  • From east or west, follow highway 401 to exit 278, highway 8 West.
    • Ontario road condition reports
    • From Buffalo and Niagara Falls, follow Queen Elizabeth Way in the "Toronto" direction to highway 403 West (one hour); follow 403 West to 6 North to 401 West to exit 278 (45 minutes); proceed as below.
  • Follow 8 West to 7 East ("Conestoga Parkway").
  • Follow 7 East to 86 North (still the Conestoga Parkway).
  • Exit at University Avenue West and drive about 2 miles.
  • Stop at the entrance kiosk for parking information and directions. Visitor parking is available near the main entrance.
Map of this route

by public transportation

by the World Wide Web

  • http://www.uwaterloo.ca (UWinfo Web home page)
  • http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca (the Electronic Library)
  • Individual users: The University of Waterloo does not have a central index of individual users' home pages, because there are several tens of thousands of users spread over several thousand computing systems. It may be possible to determine the URL for the home page, if the individual has one, based on the electronic mail address. E-mail addresses are listed in UWdir, which is accessible from the UWinfo home page. If an e-mail address is of the form username@machine.uwaterloo.ca the home page, if it exists, will probably be found at http://machine.uwaterloo.ca/~username. Three faculties maintain their own listings of individual home page addresses: arts, engineering, mathematics.

by electronic mail

federated and affiliated colleges

  • St. Jerome's University -- Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G3
    Switchboard (519) 884-8110, automatic 884-8111, fax 884-5759
  • St. Paul's United College -- Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G5
    Switchboard (519) 885-1460, automatic 885-1465, fax 885-6364
  • Renison College -- Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G4
    Switchboard (519) 884-4400, automatic 884-4404, fax 884-5135
  • Conrad Grebel College -- Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6
    Switchboard (519) 885-0220, fax 885-001
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frequently called numbers

  • Registrar's office ext. 5378
  • Undergraduate student admissions:
    • Applied health sciences ext. 6022
    • Arts ext. 3163
    • Engineering ext. 3505
    • Environmental studies and independent studies ext. 3092
    • Mathematics ext. 3515
    • Science ext. 3615
  • Graduate studies office ext. 5209
  • Graduate student admissions:
    • Applied health sciences, Environmental studies, Mathematics, ext. 2670
    • Engineering, ext. 2576
    • Arts, science, ext. 6030
  • Visitor centre ext. 3614
  • Purchasing ext. 4501
  • Human resources ext. 2524
  • Distance education ext. 4050
  • Library ext. 4883
  • Student Life Centre turnkey desk (open 24 hours) 888-4434
  • IST (computing) help desk 888-4357
  • UW police (24 hours) 888-4911 or ext. 4911

 

 

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