Minota Hagey

Experience Minota Hagey!

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Fast facts

Size: 70 residents

Style: Hybrid (shared kitchen per floor and optional meal plans)

Rooms: Single

Meal plan: Optional

Community: Upper-year students

Mascot: MH Owl

Upper-year contract: 4-month contracts (Winter or Spring); 8 month contract (fall-winter or fall-spring)

Building: Minota Hagey consists of 3 floors. Each floor has 23-25 students, and 2 dons live in the building. Each floor is co-ed, and has 2 gender neutral bathrooms as well as a kitchen. The main floor has a Great Hall, which is equipped with a TV, video game consoles, games, and a variety of cables to ensure easy connectivity. There is also a study space and a boardroom.

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Front desk

Minota Hagey does not have a front desk, however, students can access the front desk services at any of Housing's other residence buildings. Mail and packages for Minota Hagey students can be picked up at Mackenzie King Village.

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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 students who provide students with mentorship and support.

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Utilities included

Heat, electricity, water, air-conditioning 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.

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Eatery and dining

While no cafeteria or dining hall is located in Minota Hagey, 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, music rooms, fitness rooms, tutoring centres, cafeterias and study rooms.

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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.

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Shared kitchen

There are three kitchens in the residence including a microwave and cupboards.

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Study and meeting rooms

Residents are able to book shared rooms and spaces for group meetings or study sessions.


All bedrooms in MH include:

  • Twin-sized bed and mattress (36”x 78”x 6")
  • Closet, vanity & dresser
  • Desk, desk lamp & chair
  • Sink
  • Bookshelves & waste basket
  • Unlimited high-speed Internet connection
  • Curious about what to pack? We've listed what to bring (and what not to bring) for your move into residence!

Single room

Approximate room measurements: 4.6 x 2.8 metres

Minota Hagey room layout

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 housing@uwaterloo.ca 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. 


All residents are responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of their room. Washrooms and common areas are cleaned by Housing staff every day. 

  • All maintenance and repair requests should be reported to the maintenance team right away. 


Main office:
519-888-4567 ext. 36900

519-888-4567 ext. 84086

Cleaning Services:
519-888-4567 ext. 32898

Maintenance Repairs


Your Room Number, Minota Hagey Residence,
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3G1

Mail is delivered and picked up daily, except on holidays and weekends. Individual room mailboxes are located inside the main entrance of the Minota Hagey.


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Can you share my information with friends or family? 

  • No. If someone other than you, the applicant, is trying to obtain information on your behalf, we are not able to release your information to them. 
  • We will only release your information to you, the applicant, as per Policy 46
  • We care about your privacy. 

What should I do if I notice unsafe conditions in my residence building? 

  • If you notice unsafe conditions in or around our residence buildings, report them to a nearby Housing staff member right away. As per Policy 34, we all have a responsibility to keep our campus safe. 

Is tap water safe to drink? 

  • Yes. The Region of Waterloo maintain a high standard of quality assurance to ensure our tap water is safe to drink. For more information about the Region’s water treatment practices, please visit The Region of Waterloo website. 

What happens if I lose my key(s)? 

  • Lost keys should be reported to your residence Front Desk immediately. 
  • If you lose your key(s), a spare one will be issued to you for up to 7 business days. If after 7 business days your key(s) has not been returned, you will be assessed a $100 fee to cover the cost of a lock change, and you (and your roommates, if applicable) will be given a brand new set of keys. 

Who should I contact if I have a maintenance request? 

  • If an item in your room needs repairs, please contact the maintenance team in your residence building at the following email address: