Columbia Lake Village - South

Experience CLV-South

Get to know Columbia Lake Village South

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Fast facts

Size: 400 residents

Style: Suite

Rooms: 4-bedroom townhouse

Meal plan: Optional

Community: First-year, upper-year, graduate and exchange students

Mascot: CLV Lake Monster

First-year contract: Fall-Winter

Upper-year contract: Fall-Winter

Building: CLV-South consists of 100 townhouses with each townhouse complete with 4 bedrooms and 1 shared bathroom. There is 1 don for about every 8 townhouses (units for single grads do not have a don).

Features and amenities

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Front desk

Available to all residents 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week. The front desk offers: photocopying, stamp purchases, parcel pick-up and mail distribution. You can also visit the front desk to sign out: equipment, facilities, movies and games.

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Wireless Internet

All rooms and common areas include an unlimited high-speed Internet connection.

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Don support

Dons are upper-year and graduate students who provide students with mentorship and support. There is one don for every 8 undergrad townhouses. The CLV Graduate Student Family Community is divided into Neighbourhoods each term.

There are 7 neighbourhoods in the Fall/Winter and 4 neighbourhoods in the Spring. Each neighbourhood has 1 Don.

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Utilities included

Heat, electricity, water and internet are all included with your residence fee.​

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Laundry facilities

WatCard operated laundry facilities are located in the main laundry facility. Irons and ironing boards are also available from the Front Desk for you to use.

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Eatery and dining

While no cafeteria or dining hall is located in CLV, students can access The Market in Claudette Millar Hall, Mudie's located in V1, or REVelation located in REV.

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Shared amenities

As a UWaterloo resident, you have access to amenities located in other residences including: gaming tables, movies, multi-faith room, music rooms, fitness rooms, tutoring centres, cafeterias and study rooms.

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Community centre

CLV residents have access to: foosball, ping pong, pool tables and organized events and programming.

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IT Service Desk

Located in the V1 community centre, the Residence IT Service Desk offers free technical support and services to all residents.

Room details and floor plans

  • A single bed with mattress
  • Closet (closet is part of the structure not a free-standing piece of furniture) Dresser;
  • Desk, desk lamp, chair
  • Waste basket
  • Corkboard
  • Unlimited high speed Internet connection

All suites in CLV-South include:

  • Living room with three-seater couch one coffee table
  • Two chairs two end tables
  • One table four chairs for the dining Room
  • Kitchen with fridge and stove
  • One full bathroom
  • Four bedrooms
  • One storage room
  • Small outdoor patio

The main level of the unit is where the storage room, patio, kitchen, living room and dining area are located. 

The upper level of the house is where the four bedrooms and bathroom are located. 

Townhouse layout

Columbia Lake Village South - Single Room

Main Floor

Columbia Lake Village South - Single Room

2nd Floor

Are there all-gender washrooms in residence?

We have a place for you. We want two-spirit, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming students to feel welcome and safe living in our residences. All-gender washrooms are spaces that individuals can access and use, regardless of their gender identity. Unlike gender-specific washrooms which are designated as being for either women or men, all-gender washrooms are available for use by anyone. 

Each first-year residence building has at least one all-gender washroom in our central complex area to use when studying and hanging out with friends, dining at an eatery or visiting a front desk.  If you are living in Claudette Millar Hall, each floor has all-gender washrooms. Our other first-year residence communities (dorm-style and suite-style) are organized by gender, where students who identify as female live together, and students who identify as male live together.  Washrooms in Ron Edyt Village and Village 1 are designated as being for either women or men. In suite-style residences (UWP, CLV and MKV), room assignments are based on gender and the washrooms are shared by the roommates within the suite. If you wish to not disclose your gender, we will never ask you to.   

If you would like to speak with someone before completing the First-Year Guarantee Residence Application, please email us at and we will connect you with our Residence Life team who are ready to support you and will find you the space in residence that works best for you. 

Cleaning and housekeeping

Individual resident responsibilities: 

  • All residents are responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of their townhouse. Early in the term, roommates should delegate cleaning tasks and set up a mutually agreed upon cleaning schedule. 

  • Final move-out inspections are completed upon the return of the keys. 

  • When moving out you are required to take all your personal and household belongings with you.  Removal of items is a minimum of $100 and additional cleaning beyond provided sanitization is also a minimum of $100. 

The grounds at Columbia Lake Village are maintained regularly. In the winter, the snow is shoveled along all walkways and in all other seasons, the grass is cut and all greenery is maintained. 

All maintenance and repair requests should be reported to the CLV-South maintenance team right away. 

Contact information

Mailing address

Mail is delivered weekdays by Canada Post. Each townhouse has an assigned mailbox – mailboxes for CLV South are located outside the Community Center side doors. For specific information about your assigned mailbox please refer to the stick attached to your mail key. This information can also be obtained by asking the staff at the CLV Front Desk.  

Canada Post and other courier companies will deliver packages/parcels directly to the CLV Front Desk, located in the CLV Community Center. You will receive email notification once your item has been received and is ready for pick up. Please have your WatCard with you when picking up your item. 

*Note: Do not include University of Waterloo or the name of your residence (i.e. Beck Hall) in the address. If you include these pieces of information your mail will be sent on campus and eventually be returned to sender. It must come directly to the address below in order for you to receive it. 

Community Centre address:

CLV Community Centre
350 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 6G8

Your mailing address:

Your name, Your unit number
350 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Your postal code (see below)

Unit number Postal code
1-8 N2L 6E8
9-17 N2L 6E9
18-32 N2L 6G1
33-40 N2L 6G2
41-50 N2L 6G3
51-58 N2L 6G4
59-67 N2L 6G5
68-82 N2L 6G6
83-90 N2L 6G7
91-100 N2L 6G8
101-122 N2L 6P1
123-160 N2L 6P3
161-168 N2L 6P4


John Smith, Unit 7
350 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 6E8

Unit number Postal code
169-182 N2L 6P1
183-190 N2L 6P4
191-192 N2L 6P1
193-202 N2L 6P2
203-222 N2L 6P6
223-250 N2L 6P2
251-262 N2L 6P6
263-294 N2L 6P7
295-302 N2L 6P8
303-324 N2L 6P4
325-330 N2L 6P6
331-350 N2L 6P8

Residence location

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