Residence Outbreak information

For the most up-to-date information on how we're handling the outbreak in residence please see our Residence Life Processes and Policies page.

Transportation & Parking

Student waiting at a bus stop.

Getting around campus and Waterloo is easy – walk, bike, or ride your way to classes, the library and extracurricular activities. Need to leave campus? Take a ride around town on the bus or Light Rail Transit. Prefer to drive yourself? There’s a parking spot for that. Wherever you are going, you'll find options to suit your lifestyle! 

Getting around campus 

One of the best things about residence is that you are within a 15-minute walk to classes and other buildings on campus.  Discover new paths and even hidden tunnels through campus buildings as you find the fastest way to class. The campus map is the perfect companion as you move around campus. 

If you choose to bike, there are bike racks throughout our residence buildings and on campus. Be sure to bring your lock! 

For those days when you really need a ride, take the campus shuttle. (Currently out of service due to the COVID-19 pandemic) 

Parking on Campus

Bringing your vehicle to campus? You will need to purchase a parking pass for the term and park only in your designated lot. Parking regulations on campus are in effect 24/7 and are strictly enforced.  

Visitor parking is available in several coin entry and “Pay and Display” lots across campus. Be sure to visit the Parking Services website to find out which lots are available for residents and visitors.  

Getting around the region 

Whether you’re headed to downtown Kitchener for a co-op job or uptown Waterloo for a night out, get around the region quickly with your WatCard.  

All Waterloo students receive unlimited usage of the Grand River Transit bus system and ION Light Rail Transit in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, with a valid WatCard*.  

Want to travel beyond Kitchener-Waterloo? Here are some other options for you: