Welcome Week

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List of Events

Your student union is excited to welcome all new and returning students to campus this September with a week of fun events to kick off the school year! A chance to relax and have fun with friends, plus free food and giveaways, is what Welcome Week is all about. Check out our schedule of events below and be sure to follow us on social media for all our Welcome Week updates!

Welcome Week Warrior Breakfast

Warrior Breakfast
Sept 10 // 8 am – 10:30 am
SLC Great Hall
While supplies last

Warrior Breakfast (external link)


Sex Toy Bingo

Sex Toy Bingo
Sept 10 // 7 pm – 10 pm
The Bombshelter Pub
19+ // Reservations recommended

Sex Toy Bingo (external link)


Sept 10 // 9 am - 9 pm
Sept 11 // 9 am - 9 pm
Sept 12 // 9 am - 9 pm
Sept 13 // 9 am - 9 pm
Sept 14 // 9 am - 9 pm

Arcade Facebook Event (external link)




Dear Future Me
Sept 10 // 8 am - 10 am
Sept 11 // 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Sept 12 // 7 pm - 11:59 pm
Sept 13 // 7 pm - 11 pm
SLC Promo Team Booth

Dear Future Me (external link)



Movie in the Quad

Movie in the Quad 
Sept 11 // 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
DC Quad

Movie in the Quad (external link)



President and Senior Staff BBQ

President & Senior Staff BBQ
Sept 11 // 12 pm – 1:30 pm
DC Quad (weather permitting) or SLC Great Hall otherwise

President & Senior Staff BBQ (external link)

Welcome Week Carnival

Sept 12 // 7 pm – 11 pm
Sept 13 // 7 pm – 11 pm
BMH Green

Carnival Facebook Event (external link)

What is Welcome Week?

A week full of fun and free events for undergrad students that happens every term (Fall, Winter, and Spring) with the intention of welcoming new and returning students back to the University of Waterloo.

Welcome Week incorporates many different types of events to appeal to a variety of interests across the UWaterloo student body. Fan-favourite events include Sex Toy Bingo, Warrior Breakfast, and a Terrarium Workshop. Seasonal events include outdoor activities like Bubble Soccer during Spring Welcome Week and ice skating during Winter Welcome Week. Fall Welcome Week is the largest of the termly Welcome Weeks and comes right after Orientation Week. The flagship event is a free two-day carnival complete with ferris wheel and cotton candy!

Welcome Week is put on by the Campus Life department of the Federation of Students with the help of many enthusiastic student coordinators and volunteers. Please check out leads.uwaterloo.ca to see if there are any openings for volunteer opportunities!