Academics in Residence

3 students in the village 1 great hall studying using a whiteboard.

Academic Support Options

Residence offers an environment that supports academic achievement by encouraging mutual respect amongst residents, specified quiet hours, and many free programs and services to help you succeed academically. 

Drop-in Tutoring

Campus Housing drop-in tutoring is available for all University of Waterloo students. The drop-in tutoring program provides you with a welcoming environment where you can receive support and are encouraged to develop your academic skills. Each tutoring session is staffed by Tutors who are upper-year undergraduate or graduate students from the associated faculties.

For winter 2024 Drop-In Tutoring will be held in residence in the various residence Great Halls. Drop by to get help with specific questions or just get extra practice! Tutors will only be available to answer questions during the drop-in tutoring time. If you are seeking additional support outside of drop-in tutoring sessions, please contact your course instructor, Teaching Assistants, or faculty-specific resources.

Please see below for when Drop-in Tutoring sessions are running for winter 2024.

Subject Courses Time Offered Location
Chemistry CHEM 123, CHEM 125

February 4, 5 & 6

  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT 

March 10, 11 & 12

  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT

Exam Prep sessions 

April 8, 9 & 10

  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EDT

Village 1 Great Hall

Economics ECON 101

February 5, 6 & 7

  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT 

*NEW* Mock Midterm on February 5

  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT

March 4, 5, & 6

  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT

*NEW* Mock Midterm on March 4

  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  EDT

Exam Prep sessions 

April 14, 15 & 16

  • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. EDT

*NEW* Mock Midterm on April 15

  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  EDT

CMH Great Hall

In addition to drop-in tutoring, check out these services to support your learning and academic success:  

The following resources can also be helpful in building resiliency, handling roadblocks, and developing healthy and effective habits:  

Study Spaces

We know that having a quiet place to study is important for staying focused. Your room can be a great place to study but if you need a change of scenery, here are a few study spaces to choose from: 

  • Grand Commons 
  • Claudette Millar Great Hall 
  • Columbia Lake Village Common area 
  • Floor lounges 

Quiet study: 24-hour open quiet study space will be available in the Claudette Millar Great Hall. Each residence has quiet hours beginning at 11 p.m. on weeknights and 1 a.m. on weekends. During exam periods, quiet hours are extended to 23-hours per day in each residence building. 


If you have any questions regarding drop-in tutoring program, please email Campus Housing Tutoring.