Everyone deserves an equal chance to learn and thrive where they live, and everyone in our residence community has a responsibility to support an equitable and welcoming learning and living environment. We deeply value the diverse contributions of Black, Indigenous, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities; and actively commit to develop an inclusive and anti-racist community for all of our students. Prejudice or hate of any kind has no place in our residences. Campus Housing staff are committed to helping you find your space to learn and live in residence. Please contact Campus Housing if you have specific needs, or questions about our residence spaces and communities, or how you can get the supports or accommodations you need to thrive in residence. To learn more please see our Plan of Action: Campus Housing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism response.
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.
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.
Interested in becoming a tutor?
Tutors are hired each term to run drop-in tutoring sessions for first year courses in specific subjects. Prospective applicants must be in good academic standing as determined by their faculty and must have done well in the courses being offered. Courses offered changes each term based on the academic course offerings and the faculties. Tutor roles are typically hired in the term prior to the position starting (e.g., Winter 2022 will be hired during Fall 2021 term).
If you are interested in learning more about the Tutor role please visit our Jobs and Leadership webpage or email email@example.com.
In addition to drop-in tutoring, check out these services to support your learning and academic success:
- Engineering Evening Help Sessions
- Math Tutoring Centre
- Arts 130/140 - Arts First Peer Tutors
- Writing and Communication Centre drop-in appointments
- Peer Success Coaching – Student Success Office
- Tutor Connect - Student Success Office
The following resources can also be helpful in building resiliency, handling roadblocks, and developing healthy and effective habits:
- Learning resources – Student Success Office
- Owner’s Manual for The Student Brain – A resource created by students, for students, to help the transition to university easier. Here are some tips that may help going into final projects and exams:
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. *Capacity limits and access to study spaces may vary due to COVID-19 safety measures in place
If you have any questions regarding drop-in tutoring program, please email Campus Housing Tutoring.