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We've outlined each student scenario that may fit you best at Waterloo Residences!

We offer flexible residence contracts that meet the needs of students studying in undergraduate, graduate, co-op, or regular programs. If you're still confused about which application suits your situation best, contact us for help.

Incoming first-year students

Straight-out-of-high school or new to post-secondary education? If you have been admitted to a first-year program at uWaterloo, then you are an incoming first-year undergraduate student.

» Fall 2014 application

Upper-year students

Looking for the convenience, safety, and community of living on campus? Our residences are located within a 10 - 15 minute walk to the centre of campus where you can enjoy the benefits of living in residence.

» Fall 2014 application

» Winter 2015 application

Single & exchange grad students 

Single and exchange grad students are offered a one-term renewable contract. You can continue to stay in residence as long as you are registered full-time with the University and return your renewal contract by the deadline date given.

» Fall 2014 application

» Winter 2015 application | » Spring 2015 application 

Undergrad exchange students 

Exchange students must be officially accepted to uWaterloo through an affiliated exchange program before they will be offered a Waterloo Residences contract. Undergraduate exchange students are required to sign a two-term contract for the fall term. The fall contract is for fall and winter. One-term contracts are offered for the winter and spring terms.

» Fall 2014 application

Students with families

If you have live-in dependents (spouse/partner and/or children), you can apply to live in our family residence at Columbia Lake Village-North (CLV-North).

» Apply now

Transfer students

Have you transferred to uWaterloo from another university or college? Please contact our office and we will guide you to which application you are eligible for.


Undergraduate facts:

  • Fall term students must sign a 2-term contract (fall and winter or fall and spring).
  • Winter or spring term students can sign a 1 term contract.
  • Spring term residents receive priority to apply for the following winter term.

Special cases and exceptions:

  • Co-op students on a local work term may apply as upper-year students.
  • Pharmacy students should apply as upper-year students.
  • Optometry students should apply as graduate students.

fall 2014

What if I want to move into rez today?

Contact us if you are looking for residence for the current term.

What are my deposit payment options?

You can pay your $500 deposit by: Credit card, INTERAC® Online, certified cheque, or money order through your Residence Community Ranking Form (first-years) or through your offer of residence (upper-years and grads). Please note we cannot accept Visa/debit hybrid cards at this time.

What if I already have a lease?

If you have already signed a lease off campus, you are obligated to abide to terms and conditions within the lease – it is uncommon and difficult to break a lease agreement if you wish to move into residence.

Off-Campus Housing

Please use our Off-Campus Housing listings service and student classified ads to find off-campus living or contact our Off-Campus Housing Specialist at 519-888-4567, ext. 35725.
 

Excuse us while we upgrade! Waterloo Residences is currently launching our new residence application system and we may experience some delays and difficulties in the process. If you have any issues, please let us know