Waterloo Residences acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
Online application forms
Undergraduate – First years
Straight out of high school or new to post-secondary education? If you have been admitted to a first-year program, you're considered an incoming first-year student. The following applications are now open:
- Spring 2021 (only)
- Fall 2021 (fall/winter or fall/spring - please note that this application is for incoming first-year students only)
- For students who deferred from Fall 2020 that have not taken any courses and want to be a part of the guarantee and students transferring from another university please send an email to housing@uwaterloo before you apply.
Please note that first-year applications for the fall residence guarantee require a residence deposit at the time of application. For all other terms, you will not have to pay a deposit when submitting an application. When you receive an offer, you will be required to accept your residence contract and pay a deposit to confirm your space.
Undergraduate – Upper years
Returning to residence or interested in living on campus for your next term? You are considered an upper-year student. We offer dedicated upper-year floors and programming tailored to the upper-year experience. The following applications are now open:
Please note that you will not have to pay a deposit when submitting an application. When you receive an offer, you will be required to accept your residence contract and pay a deposit to confirm your space.
Undergraduate – Exchange
Accepted to Waterloo through an affiliated exchange program? You are considered an exchange student. Welcome! Please note that we will not be able to assign you to a residence if you have not yet been accepted to the University of Waterloo. The following applications are now open:
Graduate students including
Exchange & Optometry
Enrolled in a masters, professional, or doctorate program? Campus Housing offers graduate students and optometry students one-term, renewable contracts in our dedicated graduate townhouse community. You can stay in residence as long as you are registered full-time with the University. If you are bringing dependents to Waterloo, please refer to the Family housing application. The following applications are now open:
- Spring 2021 *This application is for incoming students. Students living with us currently will be invited to renew their contract from winter 2021 into spring 2021 in February 2021.
- Fall 2021 *This application is for incoming students. Students living with us currently will be invited to renew their contract by email from spring 2021 into fall 2021 in May 2021.
Bringing your family to campus with you? Waterloo students with live-in dependents are eligible for family residence. Bring your spouse or partner and/or up to two children to live with you in our family residence community in Columbia Lake Village-North. Learn more about family housing and apply below:
Important Fee Information
If you accept a residence contract for a term that have already begun, residence fees will be prorated from the date of contract acceptance.
Our terms and conditions state that students who have accepted their residence contract are held financially responsible for the full length of their contract.
This means—should you choose to cancel your contract—you will be required to pay your full residence fees.
Learn more about our withdrawal or cancellation policies here.