SLC/PAC Expansion Project

Your building, your voice. 

Waterloo students have frequently expressed the need for more social, study, dining, and recreation space. We listened.

The Federation of Students (Feds) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA), in partnership with the University, proposed a solution to address the majority of student space needs: the SLC/PAC Expansion. The 63,000+ square foot addition will focus on the creation of additional student space to help facilitate a greater sense of community and to improve the Waterloo student experience.

SLC/PAC Expansion by the Numbers - Infographic. Includes icon-type illustrations of a crane and construction trucks. Student fee per term $18 to be paid once building opens, University contribution=$10M, 14 bookable multi-purpose rooms, 345 additional dining seats,4500 Square feet of social space, 11000 square feet of fitness space, Multi-faith space for 100 with lockers and cleansing amenities, 3000 square feet of recreation studio space

The addition will be built to the west of the BMH Green. The new space will connect to the current SLC on all three floors and connect with the East (formerly Red North) corner of the PAC. It will also include a link connecting the SLC to the third floor of the MC building.

The University will contribute $17 million of the capital costs towards the expansion and students will contribute the remaining $24 million through an $18 per term fee, for the addition to be built.

Construction began in May 2017. The final expansion will be finished in 2020 with some services phased in earlier as they are ready.

For more information about the project, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or check out the preliminary renderings.