Where will I take classes and stay during BASE?

In BASE, you'll take courses at Waterloo and at Renison University College, which is located right on Waterloo's campus.

Your English language courses (academic skills, writing skills, and oral skills) are located at Renison. Your university credit courses take place in lecture halls on Waterloo's main campus.

It takes only 5 to 15 minutes to walk from Renison to most locations on main campus.

Use our interactive maps to find buildings, places to eat, and more.

Where will you stay?

During BASE, you will stay in one of Waterloo's residences or one of the residences of our affiliated University Colleges

Residence life is an important part of the BASE program. Your residence leaders are upper-year students called dons. They organize activities that help you meet new people and make friends.

Faculties that offer BASE

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