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  • 519-888-4567 — automated switchboard, 24 hours a day. When the automated attendant answers, press the extension number you want, or say the name of the individual you want. During business hours only, remain on the line for an operator. (The older number, 519-885-1211, reaches the same services.)
  • Departmental phone directory
  • Personal directory

Frequently Called Phone Numbers

  • Registrar's office ext. 35378
  • Undergraduate student admissions ext. 33106
  • Graduate studies office ext. 35411
  • Visitor centre ext. 33614
  • Purchasing 519-888-4501
  • Human resources ext. 32524
  • Distance education 519-888-4050
  • Library 519-888-4883
  • Student Life Centre turnkey desk (open 24 hours) 519-888-4434
  • IST (computing) help desk 519-888-4357
  • UW police (24 hours) 519-888-4911 or ext. 22222


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

Mailing address

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

Driving directions

UW’s main campus 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. The cities of Waterloo and Kitchener are part of Canada’s Technology Triangle. 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 (an expressway called the Conestoga Parkway). Be sure to take the exit for 7 East, not 7 West.
  • Keep left; do not exit on 7 East (Victoria Street and Guelph). Expressway becomes 85 North (formerly 86).
  • Exit at University Avenue West and drive about 2 miles (3 km).
  • Stop at the UW entrance kiosk for parking information and directions. Visitor parking is available near the main entrance.

Map of this route

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Public transportation

Web addresses

  • (UW Web home page)
  • University officers and administrators
  • 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 UW home page. If an e-mail address is of the form the home page, if it exists, will probably be found at Two faculties maintain their own listings of individual home page addresses: arts and mathematics.

Federated and Affiliated Colleges

  • St. Jerome's University — Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G3
    Switchboard 519-884-8110, automatic 519-884-8111, fax 519-884-5759
  • St. Paul's United College — Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G5
    Switchboard 519-885-1460, automatic 519-885-1465, fax 519-885-6364
  • Renison College — Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G4
    Switchboard 519-884-4400, automatic 519-884-4404, fax 519-884-5135
  • Conrad Grebel University College — Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6
    Switchboard 519-885-0220, fax 519-885-0014