Village 1

Experience V1

Get to know Village 1!

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 Fast facts

Size: 1,381 residents

Style: Traditional

Rooms: Single, Double and Interconnecting

Meal plan: Required

Community: First-year students

Mascot: V1 Groundhog

First-year contract: Fall-Winter

Upper-year contract: None

Building: Village 1 consists of 4 quads separated into 26 houses. Each house has 3 or 4 floors with 14-16 students per floor. There is 1 Don per house. Houses and lounges are co-ed, but floors and bathrooms are single-gender.

Features and amenities

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24-hr Front Desk

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, or to ask your friendly Front Desk Assistant any questions related to residence, campus, or Waterloo.

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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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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 amenities

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

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Community centre

​V1 residents have access to: pool, snooker, ping pong, esports lounge, board games, movies, a music room, a basketball court 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.


Shared kitchen

House lounges includes a small kitchenette with a microwave and full-sized refrigerator for residents to share.

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Eatery and dining

Mudie’s is located in the V1 community centre, complete with a large dining hall.​

Room details and floor plans

All rooms in V1 include:

  • Twin-sized bed and mattresses (36x78x6)
  • Closet, vanity and dresser
  • Desk, desk lamp and chair
  • Bookshelves and waste basket
  • Unlimited high-speed Internet connection
  • Rooms are cable-ready. Each student must make their own arrangements with a local cable company once they arrive
  • Every floor has 1 large single-gender washroom
  • Curious about what to pack? We've listed what to bring (and what not to bring) for your move into residence

Single room

Village 1 Single Room

Approximate room measurements: 3.0 x 2.9 metres

Double room

Village 1 Double Room

Approximate room measurements: 3.6 x 4.6 metres

Interconnecting room

Village 1 - Interconnecting Room

Approximate bedroom measurements: 3.0 x 2.9 metres

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. 

Understanding your V1 assignment

When getting placed in V1 you may have questions about your assignment. There are 4 quads in V1: North, South, East and West. Each quad has 6-8  houses, indicated by: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8.  The first letter of your assignment will indicate your quad and the second number will indicate your building. For example if you are placed in V1 E1 you have been placed in the East Quad in the first house (E1).

Your room type for V1 will either say V1-single, V1-double or V1-interconnecting.

Cleaning and housekeeping

All residents are responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of their room. A member of our cleaning services staff will clean the washrooms and common areas daily. Although Housing staff clean washrooms daily, residents are responsible for cleaning up after themselves.

All maintenance and repair requests should be reported to the V1 maintenance team right away.

Contact information

Main office:
519-888-4567 ext. 84086

519-888-4567 ext. 84086

Cleaning Services:
519-888-4567 ext. 32898 for North and East, 31057 for South and West

Mailing address

Your Name
P.O. Box 16460 Your House, Your Room Number
V1, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
N2J 4B6

John smith (example)
P.O. Box 16460 South 1, 305
V1, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
N2J 4B6

Mail is delivered and picked up daily, except on holidays and weekends. Each floor 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 $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: