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 Mentorship Program

The first year mentorship program pairs first year students with an upper year mentor along with a couple of other first year students to talk about academics, professional development, and the transition to life at Waterloo. We will also offer videos with tips and tricks from upper years on YouTube, and live Q&A Sessions on a range of topics. Anyone in engineering is welcome to join!

If you would like to be matched with someone for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit our google form at


First Year Engineering Conference

11-13 September 2020

$0 Delegate Fee

On September 11th the Engineering Society will be hosting the First Year Engineering Conference (FYEC) online! 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 FYEC 2020 and if you have any questions please email