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Joe Varamo
Advising Specialist
519-884-8111 x 28210
Book an Appointment

The Advising office will continue to operate remotely offering telephone and virtual academic advising appointments via Microsoft Teams during our regular advising hours – Monday to Friday from 9:00am - 11:30am and 1:00 pm - 4:00pm.


To set up an advising appointment with the Advising Specialist, Joe Varamo, please email him directly with a few dates and times that will work with your schedule, along with your Student ID number and a brief reason for the meeting.


All students have access to Microsoft Teams FREE with your UWaterloo email address. To facilitate appointments via Microsoft Teamsplease activate your account by following these instructions.


Phone meetings are also available upon request. Simply indicate that you prefer to meet over the phone and provide Joe with a contact number you can be reached at.


Once approved and scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your meeting.


Note: The Advising Office requires at least 24 hours notice to accommodate appointments for the next day.


Meet with a PAL
Meet with a Peer Academic Leader (PAL)
PALs are a volunteer service of upper year students designed to ease and successfully transition first-year students into university, while assisting all students contribute to a satisfying university experience by promoting and supporting academic success. They are available to offer support and provide general information about programs, assist with course selection, declaring majors/minors, provide direction in the area of academic resources and personal support services, and inform students of policies and procedures.
You can connect with a PAL via email at, on Instagram @sjupals, and on Facebook at sjupal. They will be available remotely during their office hours:  
  • Mondays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Thursdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fridays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm