Taking Advantage of Social Media

Social media is a great way for us to stay connected. If you don’t know already, you can connect with frosh and upper-year students at UW in the University of Waterloo Class of 2018, Frosh 2013 group on Facebook. There, you can ask some general questions about what it’s like at UW from food to entertainment to rez.

There are also sub frosh groups for some of the engineering programs. These groups are great for meeting your classmates and asking program-specific questions. Here are the ones I have managed to find:
ArchitectureChemical Engineering Civil Engineering | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Environmental Engineering | Management EngineeringMechanical Engineering | Mechatronics Engineering | Nanotechnology Engineering | Software Engineering | System Design Engineering

I also highly recommend that you join the Groups at Waterloo network. It requires your uWaterloo email address to join and once you have access to the network, you will be able to see all the UW-related groups available on Facebook. While some groups are for clubs and academic-related things, there are also groups for housing, events and parties, used goods, and more! This network makes it incredibly easy for you to meet new people that are in your grad class or share similar interests.

UW has also provided their own list of official social media links here. I’m following the University of Waterloo on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on what’s going on at UW. Another good one for us engineering students is uWaterloo Engineering, both on Facebook and Twitter.

I really appreciate social media for allowing us to connect from all around the world! :)

1A Electrical Engineering
University of Waterloo


2 thoughts on “Taking Advantage of Social Media

  1. Going to college or university is stressful enough as it is – paying tuition, meeting new people, a totally different life. It doesn’t help however that living on your own is expensive. When my friends and I moved out, we saved a bunch of money by finding off campus housing near our schools using University of Waterloo Student Housing – renting is atleast half the price of living on-campus.

    • By second year, I’m almost sure I’ll be living off campus, but there’s something about living on campus for the first year that makes the whole university experience so much better. I would definitely encourage first-year students to apply to residence because living in rez is all part of the university experience. You get to meet new people who are in different programs from other cities, provinces, or countries. It’s nice to have a Don who can help organize activities and get you settled into university life. Personally, my experience with living on campus has been fantastic and I’m incredibly happy I chose to live on campus for the first year. The link you have shared though will be incredibly helpful for upper year students though. Facebook is another good place to find places to sublet too.

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