The Engineering Society is committed to helping students through their first year in Waterloo Engineering so we offer many events and services specifically for first year engineering students. Our most popular ones are listed below. For more information, email

Log In to the University of Waterloo Engineering Orientation Week Page HERE!

Interested in Governance? First years, as well as all engineering undergraduates, are welcome to attend our Engineering Society Council Meetings where all engineering students have speaking rights. 


First Year Mentoring Program

The first year mentoring program pairs first year students with an upper year mentor along with couple of other first years student to talk about academics, professional development, and the transition to life at Waterloo. Anyone in engineering is welcome to join! 

If you would like to be matched with someone for the 2019-2020 school year, please email

Keep an eye out for next year’s first year mentoring program in Fall 2020!

First Year Engineering Leadership Conference

23-27 September 2019

$5 Delegate Fee

On September 22nd the Engineering Society will be hosted the First Year Engineering Leadership Conference (FYELC) at the University of Waterloo! The purpose of this conference is to give first year students the ability to develop personally and professionally, and to learn more about how to be successful in leadership positions on campus and in the work place. By attending this conference, first year students will be given the tools necessary to succeed throughout their university career and beyond. By providing workshops, speakers, and hands on activities first year students will learn important leadership skills, and how to get involved within their school community! 

Keep an eye out for FYELC 2020 and if you have any questions please email