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Policies and Guidelines
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Listed below are links to University of Waterloo policies and other information relevant to undergraduate students. Inquiries, or requests for copies of documents, should be directed to the University Secretariat, Needles Hall, unless otherwise noted.

All policies and regulations are subject to change.

Select Policy Number below or the full text of all University of Waterloo policies.

Information pertaining to assignments, tests, and final exams can be found in the Academic Regulations Related to Assignments, Tests, and Final Exams section of this Calendar.

Policy Number Policy Name
1  Initiation and Review of University Policies
21 Alcohol Use and Education
29 Smoking
32 Pets on University Property
33 Ethical Behaviour
34 Health, Safety and Environment
46 Information Management
Appendix A - Access to and Release of Student Information
56 Vacations and Vacation Pay for Non-regular Faculty Members, Including Graduate and Undergraduate Students with Academic Appointments
64 Use of Proprietary Computer Software
66 Use of University Resources and Affiliation
69 Conflict of Interest
70 Student Petitions and Grievances
71 Student Discipline
72 Student Appeals
73 Intellectual Property Rights

Help and Information Through Academic/Administrative Channels

A student who has a question or complaint is advised to follow normal administrative channels: the Associate Dean in each Faculty or the Faculty Dean.

There are several other on campus individuals and services/facilities available to advise and assist students, including:

Conflict Management and Human Rights Office 
Location: Math and Computer, Room 4048
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 39526

Two programs are available:

  1. Resolution Support Program (RSP) – non-advocacy, trained volunteer support for persons working through (in)formal resolution processes on campus
  2. Conflict Intervention Program (CIP) – a volunteer mediation service for parties working towards resolutions

Co-ordinator for AccessAbility Services
Location: Ira Needles Hall, Room 1401
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 35082

The Federation of Students, Counselling Services, Health Services, and the University of Waterloo Police all provide comfort and support for students in distress.


Office of the Registrar
University of Waterloo
2nd Floor, Needles Hall
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519 888 4567

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