Welcome to Quest

Quest is the University of Waterloo's student information system.

Students and applicants

Important note for students and alumni (applicants excluded):

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is now mandatory for most central services. You must sign up for 2FA to gain access to Quest and if you are not, you will see the error message below. Learn how to sign up on the 2FA website.
Error message indicating two-factor authentication is not set up.
  1. May 20, 2021Quest is moving to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

    Quest – the University’s student information system – will move from its current on-premises environment to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in February 2022. The Oracle Cloud offering is pre-configured and tightly integrated with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, the foundation on which Quest is built, and comes with Oracle’s database software Cloud Manager, a tool that enables optimization of resources, streamlines processes, and improves performance. This leading-edge technology will ensure the Quest support team is in the best position to respond to feature and functionality requests, better supporting and enhancing your overall experience. Visit the project web page to view a full list of benefits.

    How will this change impact me? 

    • There will be no change to visual elements within Quest, or in how students and/or employees interact with the system.  
    • This work will impact Quest's infrastructure only (i.e., work will be completed "behind the scenes"). 
    • Once Quest has been moved to the Oracle Cloud environment, the hosting of Quest data will move from the University's on-premises data centres to Oracle Cloud's secure Canadian data centres, located in Toronto and Montreal. 

    Learn more 

    You are encouraged to visit the Quest moving to Oracle Cloud project page to learn more about this project, view the privacy and security assessment documents, see the project timeline, and project FAQs.

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