Mackenzie King Village

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Fast facts

Size: 320 residents

Style: Suite

Rooms: 4-bedroom suite

Meal plan: Optional

Community: First-year students

Mascot: MKV Crown

First-year contract: Fall-Winter

Upper-year contract: None

Building: MKV consists of 2 wings. Each wing has 4 floors, with 40 residents and 1 don living on each floor. Most floors are co-ed, but each suite is single gender.

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: printing, 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 students living on each floor in residence to provide students with mentorship and support.

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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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Air conditioning

MKV is the only suite-style residence with air conditioning available.

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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

MKV residents have access to: pool, ping pong, foosball, board games and movies.

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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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Study and meeting rooms

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

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Bike room

A bike room is available to Mackenzie King Village residents.  This is a safe and dry place to store your bike. Outdoor bike racks are also available.

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Eatery and dining

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

Room details and floor plans

All bedrooms in MKV include:

  • Twin-sized bed and mattress (36x78x6)
  • Desk, desk lamp and chair
  • Dresser and closet
  • Bookshelves and waste basket
  • Unlimited high speed Internet connection
  • Rooms are cable-ready. Students must make their own arrangements with a local cable company once they arrive.

All suites in MKV include:

  • Living room (live cable outlet, 2 chairs, love seat and end tables)
  • Kitchen with a table, 4 chairs, full-sized fridge and stove
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 2 storage closets

Single room

Mackenzie King Village - Single Room

Approximate bedroom measurements: 3.3 m x 2.4 m

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

All residents are responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of their suites (this includes their bedroom, washrooms, and living spaces i.e. kitchen/lounge). A member of our cleaning services staff will clean the common areas of the building daily including central complex washrooms, foyers and hallways.

All maintenance and repair requests should be reported to the MKV Maintenance Team right away.

Contact information

Mailing address

Your name
PO Box 1666, Your Wing (East or West) Your Room number Letter
MKV, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
N2J 4Z2

John Smith (example)
PO Box 1666, West 402c
MKV, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
N2J 4Z2

Mail is delivered and picked up daily, except on holidays and weekends. Each suite has a mailbox located outside the main office. 

You will receive an email notification for packages and large envelopes upon arrival. Your parcel can be picked up at Front Desk with WatCard identification.

Residence location

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Frequently asked questions

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 $50 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: