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.
Campus Housing has a lot to offer.
Whether you're looking for quiet study spaces and a room to call your own, or to maximize shared space and social opportunities, you'll have the chance to live independently while building meaningful connections that could last a lifetime. Campus Housing isn’t just about finding a place to live – it’s about finding a place where you belong.
Check out the amenities, photos, and virtual tour videos on the pages below to learn what experiences await you in each of our residences.
Village 1 (V1) was the first residence built for students at the University of Waterloo. With a long history, it is here where many first-year students will call home. Learn more.
Ron Eydt Village
Ron Eydt Village (REV) is a first-year exclusive residence, with plenty of social and academic programming to make your first year in residence a memorable one! Learn more.
Claudette Millar Hall
Our newest residence, Claudette Millar Hall (CMH) was designed to encourage connection with students with many common areas and an open concept. CMH is located in the heart of UW Place. Learn more.
Mackenzie King Village
Mackenzie King Village (MKV) offers the privacy of having a single room combined with the social benefits of living in a shared suite. Students also have a private kitchen and bathroom in their suite to prepare their own meals. Learn more.
UW Place (UWP) is a suite-style residence community comprised of 2 towers and 4 courts. It is centrally located with campus, Waterloo Park, a new LRT station, and University Plaza just steps away. Learn more.
Columbia Lake Village - South
Columbia Lake Village South (CLV-South) is a vibrant townhouse community with a diverse population of first-year, upper-year, and graduate students. Learn more.
Columbia Lake Village - North
Columbia Lake Village North (CLV-North) is a townhouse community of graduate students and those with families. These double-bedroom, three-floor townhouses come furnished for grads and unfurnished for families. Learn more.
Minota Hagey (MH) is an upper-year residence on the southeast side of campus. A hybrid style residence, you can have the traditional experience of living in a single room with access to kitchen facilities and an optional meal plan. Learn more.
The Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo also offer residence options. To learn more about residence at the University Colleges on campus please visit the St. Jerome's University College, Renison University College, St. Paul's University College and Conrad Grebel University College websites.