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 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.