how to reach the University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Canada N2L 3G1
888-4567 -- automated switchboard, 24 hours a day. When the automated
attendant answers, press the extension number you want.
885-1211 -- voice switchboard, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(central stores fax service; most departments also have their own fax numbers)
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
of this route
- From east
or west, follow highway 401 to exit 278, highway 8 West.
road condition reports
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.
8 West to 7 East ("Conestoga Parkway").
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.
by public transportation
by the World Wide
(UWinfo Web home page)
(the Electronic Library)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
by electronic mail
federated and affiliated
- 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
College -- Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G4
Switchboard (519) 884-4400, automatic 884-4404, fax 884-5135
Grebel College -- Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6
Switchboard (519) 885-0220, fax 885-0014
office ext. 5378
health sciences ext. 6022
studies and independent studies ext. 3092
studies office ext. 5209
health sciences, Environmental studies, Mathematics, ext. 2670
science, ext. 6030
centre ext. 3614
resources ext. 2524
education ext. 4050
Life Centre turnkey desk (open 24 hours) 888-4434
- IST (computing)
help desk 888-4357
police (24 hours) 888-4911 or ext. 4911