My life as a first year health studies student at the University of Waterloo

My life as a first year health studies student at the University of Waterloo.


Sunday 15 March 2015

Places on Campus

I looked at the calendar this morning. I mean really looked at it, not just to count down the days till my next midterm but to try and make sense of how quickly this semester has gone by. It seems absolutely bizarre that there are only a few more weeks left before classes are over. Waterloo has definitely become a second home and I thought I would share some of my favourite places to spend my time with you ....
1.) Williams- every Tuesday and Thursday between my morning classes you can be guaranteed that you will see me there. It is in EV3 (one of the environment buildings) which is beautiful enough, so by the time you grab a chai latte or a smoothie and a table by the windows your day will be much better. If you are anything like me it is also a great place to pop in your headphones get some work done. 
2.) Residence - this is where I have been calling home for the last seven months so I suppose it is a good thing I like living there. As overwhelming as it can be to share a floor with 50 other students it is also a lot of fun and I am really going to miss it. My don (upper year who lives on our floor) is great and everyone who lives here is really friendly which has made the experience in residence awesome. 
3.) SLC - if you come to waterloo you will spend a lot of time in the Student Life Center. There are silent study sections to get some work done but also lots of tables upstairs that overlook the cafeteria and the cove (where break dancers and cabaret team can often be seen practicing). The SLC is open 24/7 and has places to get food, cash, school supplies, and just about anything else you could possibly need while on campus. There are also lots of events that go on in the great hall of the SLC, like club and volunteer fairs. It is a great spot to get involved and learn about what is happening on campus. 
4.) CIF - Columbia Ice Fields has a great gym with lots of cardio equipment and weights. Sometimes (especially in the nights) it can be packed but if you go in the morning or afternoon there is lots of space. Trust me a workout is a great way to start your day or take a study break, and CIF is the place to go. 
5.) M3 - is it silly to have a favourite lecture hall? Maybe, but I am not going to get too caught up with that! I have had a few classes in M3 this year and it is by far one of the better lecture halls; new, big and it has three projection screens. In the entrance there is lounge furniture and windows ceiling to floor so it is a great place to get some work done before class.