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So, what's life like at Rotman and Waterloo AFM?

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I got into Rotman and my college is Woodsworth. So how is life at the university (and college if anyone here is in Woodsworth)? I'm talking about stuff like parties, the kind of people their, and other activities?

And what about uWaterloo?
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When did you get accepted to Rotman?
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I just got accepted into Rotman a few days ago. Which college did you get into?
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@BuizWiz101 wrote
When did you get accepted to Rotman?


March 3.


@Renxue wrote
I just got accepted into Rotman a few days ago. Which college did you get into?


Grats! Woodsworth for me, you?
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waterloo seems so lame. no offence to anyone going there, but all the students are so nerdy. waterloo's also kind of small, not a lot going on from what i saw.
toronto's got a better scene for sure. way more fun. plus rotman students get to mingle with other artsci people, so you get to meet a wider array of people.
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@SophiaG wrote
waterloo seems so lame. no offence to anyone going there, but all the students are so nerdy. waterloo's also kind of small, not a lot going on from what i saw.
toronto's got a better scene for sure. way more fun. plus rotman students get to mingle with other artsci people, so you get to meet a wider array of people.


You've met every single student?

While some students may be a little nerdy, it's far from all of them. The SAF is a great community, and there's all kinds of fun events going on within it of all types, whether it be a video game party or some guys getting a game of soccer going (two recent example), plus there's all kinds of academic-related stuff. You're not shut off, and you can go make friends with anyone you please. A lot of people are very good friends with people in their residences from other faculties, and joining clubs and playing intramurals are great ways to get to know people. The Waterloo community as a whole it's overly outgoing and isn't your typical party school, but if you want to have a good time you will easily find it. There's just a much stronger focus on school and academics than elsewhere, and you have a higher number of people shutting themselves in their room to study all day. Plus you have the co-op effect (large number off students not on campus).

The area around campus was dead today as 1) it's a weekend (many people go home to Toronto, go elsewhere) 2) it's basically exam break now for a lot of people (go home or stay in room and study) and 3) the weather sucked for much of the day. Add them all together, and you have a less than lively area. If you came the other week, you would have seen people out on the grass playing frisbee, others out relaxing and listening to music, etc.
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@caveman wrote

@SophiaG wrote
waterloo seems so lame. no offence to anyone going there, but all the students are so nerdy. waterloo's also kind of small, not a lot going on from what i saw.
toronto's got a better scene for sure. way more fun. plus rotman students get to mingle with other artsci people, so you get to meet a wider array of people.


You've met every single student?

While some students may be a little nerdy, it's far from all of them. The SAF is a great community, and there's all kinds of fun events going on within it of all types, whether it be a video game party or some guys getting a game of soccer going (two recent example), plus there's all kinds of academic-related stuff. You're not shut off, and you can go make friends with anyone you please. A lot of people are very good friends with people in their residences from other faculties, and joining clubs and playing intramurals are great ways to get to know people. The Waterloo community as a whole it's overly outgoing and isn't your typical party school, but if you want to have a good time you will easily find it. There's just a much stronger focus on school and academics than elsewhere, and you have a higher number of people shutting themselves in their room to study all day. Plus you have the co-op effect (large number off students not on campus).

The area around campus was dead today as 1) it's a weekend (many people go home to Toronto, go elsewhere) 2) it's basically exam break now for a lot of people (go home or stay in room and study) and 3) the weather sucked for much of the day. Add them all together, and you have a less than lively area. If you came the other week, you would have seen people out on the grass playing frisbee, others out relaxing and listening to music, etc.



do you go to waterloo caveman?
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@Windsongs4 wrote

do you go to waterloo caveman?



Yes.
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@caveman wrote

@Windsongs4 wrote

do you go to waterloo caveman?



Yes.


YAY -i can bug you with questions >:D :P:P:P (if thats okay)
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@caveman wrote

@SophiaG wrote
waterloo seems so lame. no offence to anyone going there, but all the students are so nerdy. waterloo's also kind of small, not a lot going on from what i saw.
toronto's got a better scene for sure. way more fun. plus rotman students get to mingle with other artsci people, so you get to meet a wider array of people.


You've met every single student?

While some students may be a little nerdy, it's far from all of them. The SAF is a great community, and there's all kinds of fun events going on within it of all types, whether it be a video game party or some guys getting a game of soccer going (two recent example), plus there's all kinds of academic-related stuff. You're not shut off, and you can go make friends with anyone you please. A lot of people are very good friends with people in their residences from other faculties, and joining clubs and playing intramurals are great ways to get to know people. The Waterloo community as a whole it's overly outgoing and isn't your typical party school, but if you want to have a good time you will easily find it. There's just a much stronger focus on school and academics than elsewhere, and you have a higher number of people shutting themselves in their room to study all day. Plus you have the co-op effect (large number off students not on campus).

The area around campus was dead today as 1) it's a weekend (many people go home to Toronto, go elsewhere) 2) it's basically exam break now for a lot of people (go home or stay in room and study) and 3) the weather sucked for much of the day. Add them all together, and you have a less than lively area. If you came the other week, you would have seen people out on the grass playing frisbee, others out relaxing and listening to music, etc.





Agree with caveman right here. Honestly, before I came to loo, I had the same doubts, that everyone in my program would be hardcore nerds hermitting in their rooms 24/7, but in reality, we just work hard, and play even harder. It's also the people you choose to hang around, and the things you get involved in. There are a lot of cool people all over campus, a lot of fun things to join, but you have to keep in mind what you're here for - and that's ultimately to study and eventually get a job.
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