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Orientation day

Graduate students, welcome to Orientation Day!

The Graduate Student Association-University of Waterloo (GSA-UW) is the official representative of graduate students at the University of Waterloo. GSA-UW welcomes all the new graduate students to the Fall 2023 – Graduate Student Orientation on September 5, 2023.

As part of graduate student orientation on September 5, 2023, the GSA will hold a Services Fair to introduce students to useful services that are available to the graduate community!

To learn more about the people who run the GSA, please visit this page.

To access the full GSA website and learn all about our organization, click here.


Some of the services that the GSA provides include the following:

Provides unlimited access to the Grand River Transit Buses & ION Light Rail transit.

Provides health insurance, prescription drug coverage, vision care, mental health supports, dental care services, and more!

Provides confidential advising services concerning university policies, issue with supervisors, filing a grievance & petitions, meeting support, & more.

The Graduate Studies Endowment Fund (GSEF) provides funding to improve the experience of graduate students on campus.

Provides tax support & workshops.

Provides free legal services through Studentcare.

The GSA has spaces in the Student Life Centre (SLC), including the Grad Lounge (SLC 3216), which can be used as a study and event space, and the Board Room (SLC 3218), which can be booked for meetings. 


The GSA Equity Strategy, supported by the Equity Coordinator, is now entering Phase 2. See progress and accomplishments of this work.

A virtual space for BIPOC graduate students. Join the community on Discord!


On this webpage, we provide information for students looking for housing, and about the GSA’s advocacy for affordable housing in Waterloo Region.


This page offers important resources for better acquainting yourself with the graduate student worker position. 

The GSA Council has endorsed the formation of a union to represent graduate student teaching and research assistants and sessional instructors.

international students

A virtual space for International graduate students that offers a student blog, wellness resources, a Discord community, and more!


For parties of 10 or more

All of our prices include HST; 15% gratuity will be added to large party orders.


Appetizer/Dessert Trays

Full Pizzas



Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic drink tickets can also be arranged for your party. Please feel free to request a quote.