First Year Moving Information

Family moving into village 1. 


Frequently Asked Questions


Except for those that are part of the Bridging Program* or have submitted an extension form,Winter 2022 students are expected to leave residence without delay as soon as their final academic commitment is complete - on or before April 27 at 10:00 a.m.

Reminder: Please be sure to change your mailing addressor set up a mail forwarding service through Canada Post to ensure you can still receive your mail. 

*All current undergraduate students with a study permit living in Campus Housing for the winter 2022 term and have a confirmed Spring 2022 contract are eligible to join the spring 2022 Bridging Program, which allows you to stay in residence between terms from April 27- April 30, 2022. All eligible students will be contacted via your Waterloo email account with more details about how to join the program.

End-of-Term Procedures and Move-out

Please note that students who are living in residence in the same room for Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 terms do not need to move their belongings out of residence. You are able to leave your belongings in your room and keep your keys.

If you decide to leave residence prior to the last day of classes, please keep the following information in mind: 

We are now within 30 days of the end of term. This means that you will not receive a prorated refund according to your residence contract terms and conditions. However, if you are moving out early, you need to complete the following steps:

  • Submit a cancellation request form, indicating your reason for leaving and expected departure date
  • Review and confirm your end of term procedures on your Welcome Home page 
  • Clean out your room according to the guidelines in your move-out email 
  • Remove all personal belongings from the room 
  • Return your keys to the front desk 

Move-out Policies

  • Any student found to be residing in their room beyond the 24-hour policy will be charged $100 for every additional day. 
  • Failure to return your keys to your residence front desk will result in a $100 charge to pay for a lock change. 
  • Any items left behind will be disposed of which will result in a charge to your account.

Extension Requests

The WINTER 2022 Extension Form is now closed. If you missed the opportunity to apply, please contact the Residence Life Co-ordinator for your building.

As a reminder, all students must move out of residence 24 hours after their final exam, with the exception of students moving out on April 27 who must vacate at 10:00am.

Details regarding SPRING 2022 extension requests will be posted in JUNE.