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.
Every student who lives in residence must accept a contract and agree to the terms and conditions.
Before accepting your residence contract, be sure to carefully read the Residence Terms and Conditions for your assigned residence community. The residence contract is a binding legal agreement between yourself and Campus Housing.
Living in residence means not having to sign a lease but you will have to agree to your Residence Terms and Conditions. This document outlines the application process, fees for cancelling your contract, end of term move-out, residence rules and regulations and enforcement of those rules.
Students will need to accept an undergraduate contract for either 1- or 2-terms; fall/winter or fall/spring (2-terms), or winter or spring only (1-term).
Single graduate students accept a 1-term contract. There is an opportunity to renew if conditions of residency are met.
Students with families in CLV-North agree to a tenancy agreement in our family housing community.
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.