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Fast facts

Size: 1,650 residents

Style: Suite

Rooms: 2*-, 3- or 4-bedroom suite (*Please note that due to the limited number of 2-person units for first-years, they are not rankable on the Campus Housing Preference Form)

Meal plan: Optional

Community: First-year and upper-year students

Mascot: UWP Unicorn

First-year contracts: Fall-Winter, Fall-Spring

Upper-year contracts: Fall-Winter, Fall-Spring

Building: UWP consists of 4 courts and 2 halls. All floors are co-ed, with 20 - 50 residents and 1 don living on each floor. Each suite is single gender. Upper-years can request a mixed-gender suite. 


Features and amenities

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Eatery and dining

The Market provides a multitude of options from prepared foods, made to order options, the campus’ biggest salad bar to produce and take away meals to enjoy later. 

The Market includes:

Booster Juice: Order up your favourite smoothie for when you’re on the go.

Chef & the Farmer: 100% all-beef fresh, never frozen burgers, french fries made in house, and a huge selection of grilled items including chicken and veggie options! 

FreshXPRESS Entrees: Grab and go cold meals to heat up when you’re ready to eat them.  Some require assembly such as our stir-fry kits. Don’t worry – they come with instructions!

Creation Station: A rotation of customizable meals including omelets, pastas, curries, stir fries and more! 

Hot Dish: The go-to spot for international meals! Wide selection of hot entrée options, all weighted; so take a lot of one, or a little of everything! 

Barra de Burrito: Customizable burritos or burrito bowls.

The Deli: Local meats from Stemmler’s Deli on artisan bread or wraps with all the fillings you desire.

Upper Crust: Customize your own wood-stone pizza, quesadilla or nachos. 

The Carvery: Flat bread pizzas during lunch and carved meats and specialty items during dinner.  

Micro-Grocery Store: We also offer a few grocery items for convenience – such as milk, eggs, dried pasta and sauces, and a ton of fresh produce including lettuce, carrots and other vegetables and fruits such as bananas, apples and much more! 

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Front Desk (at CMH)

Available to all residents 24 hours a day, 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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Grocery Shuttle

At this time, shuttles are not operational due to COVID-19.   

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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

UWP residents have access to: ping pong, foosball, board games movies, and a TV lounge outfitted with a 65" 4K TV. 

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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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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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Centrally Located

UWP is centrally located to both campus and several off-campus hot spots including Waterloo Park and University Plaza. UWP also has access to two LRT stations nearby.