Parents & Supporters

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Helping your student choose their home away from home is an important decision and we are here to make it easy. Welcome to Campus Housing!

We know that your priority is to set your student up for a successful transition to university life. We also know that leaving home is both exciting and challenging for most students. Residence is a supportive and enriching environment designed to build your student’s confidence, facilitate lifelong friendships and increase their likelihood of achieving academic success over the next four years. 

Your role as parent and supporter may be changing, but you are still one of the most important people to help your student navigate first year successfully. This guide contains everything you need to help your student have the best residence experience. If you have any questions at any point, we will be glad to help. 

From all of us at Campus Housing, welcome. Our home is your home. 


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Application process

Applying for residence as a first year is simple. Fill out a few online forms and receive your contract by email. 



Living in residence is an investment in your student's academic success. Find out how much residence and meal plans are. 


Important Dates

Want to know when your student should expect a residence contract? This page has all the important dates in one place. 


Student Wellness

Nothing is more important than your student's safety and wellbeing in residence. Learn more about what resources available and measures in place to support your student's residence experience. 


Food Services

Have specific questions about menus, hours of operation and meal plans? Food Services manages all eateries in residence. 


Contact information

Want to contact Campus Housing? Visit our contact page with all important contact details and hours of operation. 


What to pack

Wondering what your student should bring to residence? Visit our helpful online checklist before you pack! 


Move-in information

To ensure a smooth move-in experience, we invite you to learn more about the move-in process. 


W Store

Your one-stop shop for course materials, school supplies, Waterloo gear, dorm room essentials and more! Check them out in South Campus Hall or shop online