Getting Involved in University

Hello all! The first three weeks of classes have been great. Some courses are challenging, but they’re all interesting! I have been very busy, not just due to classes but because there’s just so much to do on campus. During the second week of classes, the Student Life Centre (SLC) hosted Campus Life Fair and Clubs Fair. These were great occasions to learn about everything going on around campus

Clubs Fair reminded me of Pitch Perfect
Clubs Fair reminded me of Pitch Perfect. There are several a cappella groups at UW!

Most teams and clubs will hold open practices or meetings during the first few weeks of term, so you can try everything that interests you without deciding to commit right away. As we’ve been told in any academic situation, it’s important to get involved outside of class. At university, I’ve found that joining teams is a great way to meet first years and upper years. Also, doing something that you like is rewarding and a nice break from assignments.

So far this term I’ve joined Quizbowl, Concert Band, and the Engineering Ambassadors. I’m really enjoying it so far! These groups occupy about 5 hours of my week, which I find manageable.

A list of the clubs available at Waterloo can be found here. Don’t see one you like? You can always form your own with the help of Feds, our student union. Tell me in the comments or a message what you’re involved in at high school or uni, or what you hope to join in the future! 🙂


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